During the Ignite 2023 event, Microsoft launched a new Windows app in preview, allowing you to use Windows on any device. It’s an attempt by Microsoft to bring access to Windows desktop OS on other non-Windows devices, like your smartphone, to Mac and tablet. The app has launched on Windows, macOS, iOS, iPadOS and can even be used in a web browser. But what’s so exciting about the Windows app and what sets it apart? Follow us to find out.
The Windows app is one hub to which you can connect all kinds of Microsoft cloud services. It includes Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365 (Cloud PC), Microsoft Dev Box, Remote Desktop Services and even remote PCs. You can do that on your phone or iPad start a Windows environment without downloading or installing anything.
However, keep in mind that the Windows app is still aimed at businesses and business users. Right now, you cannot use your personal Microsoft account to access the services. However, there are strong indications that Microsoft will also bring cloud PCs to general consumers via Windows 365.
If it stays that way, it would be a huge win for general users who want to use certain Windows apps on another platform, such as ChromeOS.
Strangely, Microsoft hasn’t launched the app on Android. But it seems Android support coming soon. In addition, the new Windows app brings a number of new features such as multi-monitor support, custom screen resolutions, dynamic display scaling, device redirection for webcam, audio, printer, etc. You can pin your favorite apps for quick access and easy transfer between accounts to change gear .
You can access the Windows app on the Web (visit), on your PC via Microsoft Store (To download), macOS (Test flight), and iOS/iPadOS (Test flight). If you are an avid Windows user, this utility makes it much easier to use your cloud PC on any device you want. Share your thoughts in the comments below.