Microsoft pauses free trial of Windows 365 Cloud PC

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Microsoft’s new Windows 365 Cloud PC services have attracted many users in the trial version that the company has reportedly run out of resources to provision trial signups. Microsoft has put the program on pause until it can scale up capacity, according to the director of program management for Microsoft’s Windows 365 team Scott Manchester.

The Windows 365 trial was only made available this week at the same time that Microsoft’s newest Cloud PC offering based on Azure Virtual Desktop was released.

The software giant is still inviting people interested in the trial to sign up and wait for notifications when the capacity is available.

You can buy it

It seems Microsoft is confident in the product since buying the service is also an option. Manchester wrote that Microsoft has seen an “unbelievable response” to Windows 365 and now needs to pause the trial as additional capacity is introduced.

Microsoft’s page for Windows 365 has a similar message that also encourages users to sign up to receive notifications when provisioning is complete or buy now.

Fans of the OS got a free two-month trial of Windows 365 Premium, Standard and Basic. After the trial ends, the subscriptions will automatically be converted to paid users unless the users halt the subscription.

The promised cloud PC

Since Windows 365 has now reached general availability, the company is releasing pricing details, showing that the subscriptions will range from $24 to $162 per user per month, with RAM, storage, and cores used as the basis for pricing.

Windows 365 is a remote desktop service that complements what’s already offered by Azure Virtual Desktop, which allows users to bring Windows 10 and Windows 11 (after its Fall release) environments and workflows to personal devices, including Android, Linux, Macs, iPads, and Pcs.