Your PC in the Cloud

Windows PCs as a service is now a real thing. Microsoft announced Windows 365 Cloud PC: a way to run Windows on a private, secure, virtual machine and access it using practically any type of device from anywhere you can connect to the internet. This is a big deal.

Depending upon how you package your system, pricing runs from $20-$160 monthly. It may sound expensive, but remember: you never replace the computer, never need to upgrade any parts, it never breaks, and you can provision an entire PC with the press of a button. Yes, there are some downsides, but this is a big deal.

Take a minute to explore what this is, then think about where this is going. It’s a perfect solution for a hybrid workforce, although quite an imperfect solution for road warriors. Still… it’s a big deal.

Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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