Windows 10 Cloud PC: Everything You Should Know About Microsoft’s new service

Microsoft is developing a virtual desktop named as “Cloud PC”.

It is believed that the new cloud PC technology will allow administrators to deploy Windows 10 PC’s within the cloud by using a web browser, mobile application or via another PC. Also, they will be able to manage them with the cloud.

According to reports, this new feature will be a part of “Windows as a Service“, which will be going to evolve more in coming years. The Cloud PC is based on the Microsoft Azure (cloud platform) and Windows virtual desktop.

Cloud PC Focusses At Enterprises

Cloud PC is not going to replace the version of Windows you may have. Instead, it will create a virtual platform that can be accessed by the enterprises from anywhere anytime.

With Could PC, Microsoft will be able to take care of the device configurations of the organization. And will also be able to install any new updates, security improvements and will offer necessary support.

According to sources, the Cloud PC’s tagline can be “Access your work apps and programs online from any device,”. This means that the Cloud PC will deliver virtual desktop as a Service for the enterprises.

Windows 10 Cloud PC
Windows 10 Cloud PC (image source: BleepingComputer)

Currently, Microsoft is testing with 3 different tiers for their new 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.

Its screenshot was posted on twitter by Windows sleuth Walking Cat. According to which, it appears that the Cloud PC will support all remote desktop apps including Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

Cloud-PC-tiers
Cloud-PC-tiers

Microsoft Testing Various API integration To Support Cloud PC.

As per reports, the Cloud PC will be shipped along with Windows 10X that will help enable the support for streaming apps of windows 32.

Recently BleepingComputer discovered that Microsoft has added new APIs to its “Microsoft Graph API” in December 2020 in order to support the Windows 10 Cloud PC services.

With the help of these APIs, enterprises or administrators can list their existing Cloud PC instances or improvise the new instances. They can even get information about any instances.

Additionally, Microsoft has also confirmed testing of new API’s to help enterprises create new instances like “cloudPcDeviceImage, “cloudPcOnPremisesConnection“, and “cloudPcProvisioningPolicy” and so on.

When Can Enterprises Expect The Cloud PC

Currently, Windows 10 Cloud PC service is in beta and is being in the review process by small enterprises. However, the report suggests that virtual desktop service will be available for public review and preview between March and June 2021.

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