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Windows 365 ( tips&tricks

I will in this blogpost cover tips & tricks with using Microsoft Windows 365 Cloud PC from HTML5, which is access via URL from any os, any device, any modern browser

Users can navigate to to access their Cloud PCs from a modern browser.

Example running from MacOS with Microsoft Edge. Cloud PC can be access by opening “Open in browser”
Microsoft Windows365 Cloud PC running in Microsoft Edge from MacOS

Tip 1 – access from any modern browser

The great thing with Windows 365 Cloud PC is you can with access the URL from any modern browser on any device, and i really mean any device, but with a modern browser.

The typical modern browsers for above OS are:

  • Edge
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Vivaldi
  • Brave
  • Samsung Internet Browser

The modern browsers can be typical run from any of below devices, which means can run on pretty much any device with a modern browser 🙂

Computer OS:

  • Windows Client OS
  • Windows Server OS
  • Mac OS
  • ChromeOS
  • Linux
  • Ubuntu

Mobile devices – Phone/Tablet OS:

  • Android
  • IOS

note: Mobile devices aren’t currently supported for using a browser to open Cloud PC. The Remote Desktop app is supported.

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality OS:

  • Windows Holographic OS
  • Lumin OS
  • Android
  • Windows

Tip 2 – internet explorer is not working with

If you try to connect from any OS that have Microsoft Internet Explorer, you will not be able to launch Cloud PC, as this requires a modern browser such as chromium. Internet explorer is no longer supported by Microsoft and is not considered a modern browser.

Tip 3 – enable high dpi with

When you connect to your Cloud PC from you might notice that text is not crystal sharp this is because microsoft currently adapt the quality depending on the bandwidth you have available, if you want to force high dpi, you can do this now when you connect to you cloud pc, this is how you do it

To experiment higher dpi you can use this website HiDPI Test ( when you enable the new preview feature (High DPI) with Microsoft Windows 365 Cloud PC.

You can see a difference between (today) setting without High DPI (preview feature=Off)

and with Preview feature on (High DPI) text is much more clear and better for the eye, but you then see black window where the desktop is not expanded, which clearly says its a “preview feature”, hopefully we will see this feature ga and all fixed.


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