This Is Microsoft’s Azure Power Cloud PC Experience - The Redmond Cloud

This Is Microsoft’s Azure Power Cloud PC Experience

Cloud PC

We first learned about a new virtualization service for enterprise customers that Microsoft is working on earlier this year. Named Cloud PC, this is being built on top of the company’s existing WVD offering.

Windows Virtual Desktop.

The idea behind this new service is to allow customers to use their own PC to access a remote Windows desktop with their enterprise environment available. Microsoft describes this as a modern elastic, cloud-based Windows experience that would come with a subscription fee.

Now, we have a handy little leak from none other than WalkingCat, complete with leaked screenshots that reveal the existence of three different tiers.

  • Medium tier with two virtual CPUs, 4GB of RAM, and 96GB of SSD storage
  • Heavy tier with two virtual CPUs, 8GB of RAM, and 96GB of SSD storage
  • Advanced tier with three virtual CPUs, 8GB of RAM, and 40GB of SSD storage

Sounds impressive.

According to these new details, the Cloud PC may also be accessible from the Microsoft Remote Desktop app that is available for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. The idea of a remote Windows experience accessible on any device definitely makes it an exciting proposition for enterprise customers.

Microsoft already has an online destination for this Cloud PC offering here, though there is nothing to see on the page except for a “Setting up your workspace” message.

The company will likely officially announce its new Cloud PC offering and pricing details closer to release, which should not be too far off.

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