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What is Cloud PC and its different features?   General Discussion

Started Jul-11 by PeterGroft; 73 views.

From: PeterGroft


Microsoft is developing a new virtualized Windows PC experience called 'Cloud PC' that allows administrators to deploy remotely accessible Windows 10 PCs in the cloud. With Cloud PC, Microsoft would handle your organization's device configuration with regular updates, security improvements, and managed support. This new feature is part of the company's "Windows as a Service" tagline, which has become more apparent this year. Cloud PC won't replace Windows 10 and Windows Server. Instead, it will be offered as an option for enterprise customers who want to access their Windows PC from anywhere at any time. Microsoft described Cloud PC as a new "strategic offering" built on top of Windows Virtual desktop. For those unaware, Windows Virtual Desktop is an Azure-based system for virtualizing Windows and applications in the cloud.

Cloud PC uses Microsoft's existing Windows 10 Virtual Desktop and Azure infrastructure to deliver Desktop as a Service and enable a modern, elastic, cloud-based Windows experience.

"It will allow organizations to stay current in a more simplistic and scalable manner," the job description says.

Microsoft is currently experimenting with three different tiers for Cloud PC service:

Medium tier: 2 vCPUs, 4GB of RAM, and 96GB of SSD storage.

Heavy tier: 2 vCPUs, 8GB of RAM, and 96GB of SSD storage.

Advanced tier: 3 vCPUs, 8GB of RAM, and 40GB of SSD storage.

While Cloud PC is aimed at enterprise customers rather than at individual users, it will reportedly ship with Windows 10X (modular OS) to enable support for Win32 apps streaming.

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