Microsoft has opened early access to the Windows 365 Boot platform, which allows users to test the features of the Azure-based PC cloud interface. Instead of accessing a Windows account locally from a local drive, users can access cloud desktop profiles, allowing multiple users to access their accounts from a single PC.
According to the announcement, the new cloud experience is available to a small number of users via Windows 11 version 22H2. The idea behind Windows 365 Boot is to initially enable the cloud PC login screen when the PC starts, allowing users to instantly access their cloud profile without having to launch a separate application.
Microsoft states that no additional steps are required to access the Windows 365 Cloud PC. Once the user logs into their account, the virtual desktop is immediately available. Such an environment is probably most useful for offices and other business applications where users need to access PCs from multiple locations.
The novelty is not yet available for everyone and it is not yet clear when it will be publicly available. There are several requirements to get Early Access: Users must be a member of the Windows Insider program with Microsoft Intune administrator privileges. If you want to test the new cloud login experience, you also need a Windows 365 Cloud PC license.
For more information on accessing the new Windows 365 Boot app, see website Microsoft.