Microsoft has announced that soon This way, you’ll be able to use Windows 365 apps to access your cloud PCs directly within Windows 11.
Microsoft continues to invest more in its cloud services, and at this year’s Ignite, the company announced the news for Windows 365, a cloud-based PC offering. Most notably, new Windows 365 apps are coming to Windows 11 through the Microsoft Store, which will make it easier to access your cloud PCs from your existing ones.
For those who don’t know, Windows 365 is basically a virtual machine stored in the cloud. Looks and acts like any other computer. But you can access it from anywhere as it works on the cloud. And all your data and apps will be available from anywhere. Today, you need a web browser to access Windows 365, but with this new app, it integrates even deeper with Windows 11. Make your cloud PC desktop available directly in the taskbar. It’s as if it’s a virtual desktop on your PC, Microsoft had teased before, but the Windows 365 app is in preview so users can try it out.
Microsoft also announced Windows 365 Government, a version of this service aimed at Government Community Cloud (GCC) and GCC-High customers such as local, state, and federal organizations. Microsoft also announced Citrix HDX Plus for Windows 365 to enable authorized employees to: Access Windows 365 in your existing Citrix environment.
Microsoft’s move away from Windows 365 says its enterprise messages in Windows, announced in April, will be available in preview in November. This is a business capability that makes it easier for IT admins to send messages directly to end users through Windows surfaces such as the taskbar. This makes it easy to hire new employees or pay attention to the necessary training.
On another note, the test base solution for app validation in various versions of Windows received a couple of new features. Includes the ability to test in-place upgrades by testing app compatibility in Windows 10 and Windows 11 on the same virtual machine. It will be available in preview in November. Another new feature is the ability to test the Microsoft 365 apps monthly update channel and will be available in preview by the end of the month.
Finally, Universal Print, a cloud-based printing solution for businesses, has also been updated with newly-delivered admin capabilities. which makes the branch office of a company Able to manage printers that are sold locally. This makes it easier to set up a new printer without the need for a central IT team to do it. It will be available in early November preview. Additionally, the printer job page is being updated. To make it easier to diagnose problems with the printer and will be available later this month.