Microsoft has announced that they will be hitting pause on Windows 365 trial sign ups. According to a tweet by Scott Manchester, the director of program management for Windows 365, this is because of the overwhelming popularity of the service, where they have received “unbelievable response” to it.
For those who are unfamiliar, Windows 365 is a new service by Microsoft. For a starting price of $20 a month, users will be able to stream a copy of Windows to pretty much any device, whether it be to a computer, a phone, or a tablet. This isn’t an alternative to Windows 10 or 11, but rather a streaming platform in which you would be able to stream Windows 10 and 11 (eventually).
We have seen unbelievable response to #Windows365 and need to pause our free trial program while we provision additional capacity. Sign up below to get notified when trials resume. https://t.co/Q05C7cBWMh
— Scott Manchester (@RDS4U) August 3, 2021
The idea is that it would make it easier for remote work access where you could stream your “work” computer to your home computer so files don’t get compromised. It also makes it easier to set up instead of having to purchase and set up your own server and hire IT admins, which might be an expensive process if you’re a smaller company.
Right now Windows 365 is limited to just enterprise users, but it has a lot of potential and we wouldn’t be surprised if Microsoft eventually opened it up to everyone. The company does not state when sign ups for the trial program will resume, but you can leave your details on Microsoft’s website and get notified when it becomes available again.