In August 2021, Microsoft released Windows 365 Cloud PC. A new cloud-based service that provides Cloud PCs to end users. With this Windows 365 Cloud PC, users get their own personalized desktop in the cloud, which can be accessed from anywhere on any device. It is optimized for Microsoft 365 including Microsoft Teams AV redirection. Unlike Azure Virtual Desktop you pay a fixed price per-user per-month, no matter you many hours you use the Cloud PC in a month (license, exclusive network egress fees in case of Enterprise version). The price of the license depending on the size and specs of the Cloud PC.

Will Windows 365 Cloud PC replace Azure Virtual Desktop?

Windows 365 Cloud PC and Azure Virtual Desktop are both SaaS solutions from Microsoft that can provide users with a remote desktop. For many people this raises the question whether the new Windows 365 Cloud PC service will replace the current Azure Virtual Desktop solution. Although both services have some basic similarities, they are both suitable for different use cases. See the following table for the main differences.

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