Microsoft announced the immediate availability of Windows 365 for businesses of all sizes, and with prices starting at $20 per user per month.
“Windows 365 takes the operating system to the Microsoft Cloud, securely streaming the full Windows experience—including all your apps, data, and settings—to your personal or corporate devices,” Microsoft’s Scott Manchester writes. “This approach creates a fully new personal computing category, specifically for the hybrid world: the Cloud PC.”
Of course, what everyone wants to know is the price. And since this is a Microsoft commercial product, the answer to that question is complex and involves multiple price-points depending on the level of service provided. But according to the Windows 365 plans and pricing page, pricing ranges from $20 per month per user to $162 per month per user.
The entry-level $20 per month option provides a Cloud PC with 1 virtual CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage. But there are 11 other versions, with 2 to 8 virtual CPUs, 4 to 32 GB of RAM, and 64 to 512 GB of storage. So the $162 per month option provides a Cloud PC with 8 virtual CPUs, 32 GB of RAM, and 512 GB of storage.
The lowest prices are for those customers who already have a normal (local) Windows 10 Pro license. Those without one will pay $4 more per user per month. And those enterprises with qualifying Microsoft 365 licenses don’t need any additional licenses to access Windows 10 Enterprise or Microsoft Endpoint Manager with Windows 365 Enterprise, Microsoft says.