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Microsoft reaches limit of Windows 365 trials after Monday's release

The hybrid workspace is still available for businesses to purchase.

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You can sign up to get a notification when the Windows 365 trials resume. 

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Windows 365 trials have maxed out in just days. On Monday, Microsoft launched a new cloud PC service called Windows 365, letting people experience Windows 10 (and, come fall, Windows 11) on work and personal devices through the cloud.

The company apparently saw notable demand for the service and said on Tuesday that it was pausing trials. 

"Following significant demand, we have reached capacity for Windows 365 trials," reads a tweet from the Microsoft 365 account on Twitter. "Sign up to receive a notification when trials resume or buy today."

For now, you can buy Windows 365, but you'll need to sign up for notifications if you want to try it for free. 

Windows 365 aims to create a hybrid workspace to make it easier to pick up where you left off when switching between devices for those working from home, on the go or spending more time in the office. The upgrade is designed to make it easier to switch between apps and settings on any Microsoft device for business and personal use. Businesses can download Windows 365 now, starting at $31 per user per month, but a premium version is available for $66 per month.  

The Business and Enterprise plans come with a few features and perks with Windows 365 Cloud PC. Microsoft also promised cloud security by Zero Trust and will keep Microsoft Defender for Endpoint around for extra security measures. And businesses with more than 150 users will have access to App Assure to fix app issues without additional fees. 

Right now it's unknown when Microsoft users can expect another trial to be available.  On Wednesday, a Microsoft spokesperson reiterated the message the company shared on Twitter, saying it was "pausing new trials" following high demand. 

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