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Licensing for Windows 365

What is Windows 365?

Microsoft refers to Windows 365 as a “Cloud PC” for businesses. In contrast to the conventional concept, which needed Windows to be installed locally on an individual’s (on-premises) PC, it’s an online option for business users to access the Windows operating system (OS) provided to them by their organization. Desktop programs compatible with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 are likewise compatible with Windows 365.

A Windows 365 user can access a virtual Windows OS hosted online in a Microsoft data center using any device (including non-Windows devices like Mac, iOS, and Android). Any computing device with an HTML5 web browser and an internet connection capable of streaming video can access the environment. Users can combine on-premises and internet alternatives in a “hybrid” license model.

PlanBilling TermPrice
Windows 365 Business 1 vCPU, 2 GB, 64 GBMonthly$45.32
Windows 365 Business 1 vCPU, 2 GB, 64 GB (with Windows Hybrid Benefit)Monthly$37.73
Windows 365 Business 2 vCPU, 4 GB, 128 GBMonthly$66.11
Windows 365 Business 2 vCPU, 4 GB, 128 GB (with Windows Hybrid Benefit)Monthly$58.52
Windows 365 Business 2 vCPU, 4 GB, 256 GBMonthly$83.05
Windows 365 Business 2 vCPU, 4 GB, 256 GB (with Windows Hybrid Benefit)Monthly$75.57
Windows 365 Business 2 vCPU, 4 GB, 64 GBMonthly$60.39
Windows 365 Business 2 vCPU, 4 GB, 64 GB (with    Windows Hybrid Benefit)Monthly$52.91
Windows 365 Business 2 vCPU, 8 GB, 128 GBMonthly$84.92
Windows 365 Business 2 vCPU, 8 GB, 128 GB (with Windows Hybrid Benefit)Monthly$77.44
Windows 365 Business 2 vCPU, 8 GB, 256 GBMonthly$101.97
Windows 365 Business 2 vCPU, 8 GB, 256 GB (with Windows Hybrid Benefit)Monthly$94.38
Windows 365 Business 4 vCPU, 16 GB, 128 GBMonthly$132.11
Windows 365 Business 4 vCPU, 16 GB, 128 GB (with Windows Hybrid Benefit)Monthly$124.63
Windows 365 Business 4 vCPU, 16 GB, 256 GBMonthly$149.16
Windows 365 Business 4 vCPU, 16 GB, 256 GB (with Windows Hybrid Benefit)Monthly$141.57
Windows 365 Business 4 vCPU, 16 GB, 512 GBMonthly$198.22
Windows 365 Business 4 vCPU, 16 GB, 512 GB (with Windows Hybrid Benefit)Monthly$190.63
Windows 365 Business 8 vCPU, 32 GB, 128 GBMonthly$239.80
Windows 365 Business 8 vCPU, 32 GB, 128 GB (with Windows Hybrid Benefit)Monthly$232.21
Windows 365 Business 8 vCPU, 32 GB, 256 GBMonthly$256.74
Windows 365 Business 8 vCPU, 32 GB, 256 GB (with Windows Hybrid Benefit)Monthly$249.15
Windows 365 Business 8 vCPU, 32 GB, 512 GBMonthly$305.80
Windows 365 Business 8 vCPU, 32 GB, 512 GB (with Windows Hybrid Benefit)Monthly$298.32
Windows 365 Enterprise 1 vCPU, 2 GB, 64 GBMonthly$37.73
Windows 365 Enterprise 2 vCPU, 4 GB, 128 GBMonthly$58.52
Windows 365 Enterprise 2 vCPU, 4 GB, 256 GBMonthly$75.57
Windows 365 Enterprise 2 vCPU, 4 GB, 64 GBMonthly$52.91
Windows 365 Enterprise 2 vCPU, 8 GB, 128 GBMonthly$77.44
Windows 365 Enterprise 2 vCPU, 8 GB, 256 GBMonthly$94.38
Windows 365 Enterprise 4 vCPU, 16 GB, 128 GBMonthly$124.63
Windows 365 Enterprise 4 vCPU, 16 GB, 256 GBMonthly$141.57
Windows 365 Enterprise 4 vCPU, 16 GB, 512 GBMonthly$190.63
Windows 365 Enterprise 8 vCPU, 32 GB, 128 GBMonthly$232.21
Windows 365 Enterprise 8 vCPU, 32 GB, 256 GBMonthly$249.15
Windows 365 Enterprise 8 vCPU, 32 GB, 512 GBMonthly$298.32

Windows 365 is available to businesses of all sizes, and there is no minimum purchase requirement. It offers a secure, scalable online environment and administrative tools to assist a business in effectively managing the productivity needs of a distributed workforce, contractors, vendors, and seasonal workers. For tiered computing performance and storage, there are several pre-determined solutions.

Individual users should be able to use Windows 365 for various productivity scenarios such as document production, sharing, meetings, and collaboration. This does not include cases where you use a server, such as hosting a website or streaming content. The bandwidth and outgoing data capacity of a Windows 365 Business user are restricted. Additionally, Enterprise users who use the Azure virtual network may incur additional charges.

According to Microsoft, a Windows 365 Cloud PC is distinct from an Azure Virtual Desktop. Windows 365 is intended for businesses that want simplicity and predictable fixed pricing per user. On the other hand, Azure Virtual Desktop is positioned as more flexible and adaptable, and it’s invoiced depending on your organization’s Azure service usage (much like a monthly utility bill).

Windows 365 comes in Commercial and Enterprise models, just like Microsoft’s other business productivity software. The Business edition license is for organizations with up to 300 users, while the Enterprise edition is for organizations with more than 300 users. Basic, Standard, and Premium editions are included in each edition to meet the needs of your organization’s users. This is covered in further depth in the following section.

What are the Options for Purchasing Windows 365?

You can directly purchase Windows 365 licenses from Smart App Business Solutions. We are Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP). We can help you with all kinds of licensing for Microsoft apps and services.