It’s now clear that Microsoft is reinventing its strategy. From making the upgrade to Windows 10 practically free in 2015, changing its design image across all its products like Microsoft Office, to shaking hands with its competitors like Amazon which will be in charge of enabling Android Apps to run on Windows, and the Linux Community with more and more integration with the Linux kernel, and many other “unexpected” moves.
In addition to acquiring the software development and version control system GitHub for $7.5 billion in 2018, Microsoft has decided to make the preview build of its software development assistant GitHub Copilot free to use by anyone by simply installing the VS Code extension. But this is not the juicy part yet.
On the 24th June of 2021, Microsoft officially revealed the next generation of its most popular product, Windows 11, a few days after a preview build of the Operating system leaked to the public. It didn’t come as a shock when Microsoft announced that upgrading to the new OS, which is supposed to start the official rollout towards the end of 2021, would be free.
While we are all enjoying the first developers’ builds of Windows 11, Microsft has just announced Windows 365, a version of Windows that is accessible within the cloud from any device including mobile phones. While Microsoft has not published more details about this new adventure, this is one more confirmation that Microsoft wants to be at the center of our lives. According to the official announcement, Windows 365 will start an official rollout on the 2nd of August.
The only call to action button on the announcement page is “Get the latest update” for now. I clicked on the cute button and a fancy form showed up, asking me to input my:
- Email address
- Company name
- Company size
- Job role
- Phone number
- Country / Region
After you’ve filled the form and subscribed to receive updates about Windows 365, you will receive a simple confirmation email on the email address that you inserted in the email field as showed in the screenshot below 👇
We will surely keep a close eye on this Windows 365. Subscribe to our newsletter to not miss any updates. Or ask us any questions through the form below.