Rumours have suggested that Microsoft is secretly working on a
new CloudPC service and its underlying technology will power
Win32 apps streaming on Windows 10X. References to Cloud PC
were first spotted in a LinkedIn job and very little confirmed
information exists, but a new leak has confirmed that Cloud PC
is in cards.
Cloud PC is a service that is built on top of Windows Virtual
Desktop to deliver ‘Windows as a Service’. Cloud PC is
essentially aimed at businesses and Microsoft says it will
manage the service for the companies so that they don’t have to
look after the Windows Updates and apps.
As the name suggests, Cloud PC brings your personal desktop to
Microsoft Azure Cloud Service and allows you to remotely access
the service from anywhere using any device, including your
Android or iPhone.
In a new support document, Microsoft has accidentally confirmed
that it’s working on “Cloud PC”. The is the first time we’ve
seen Microsoft refer to the ‘Cloud PC’ publicly on its own
platform and it simply states “Cloud PC security baseline
has been online since last week, and Microsoft references to
this mysterious software have gone unnoticed until now.
Cloud PC basically means that your Windows 10 operating system
will be in the cloud, so you can access it remotely from
anywhere. As we mentioned above, this feature is aimed at
businesses, but Windows 10X will also ship with the same
technology to stream Win32 apps via Microsoft’s cloud service.
The idea is a lot like Windows Virtual Desktop, but it will be
more advanced and easier to use, thanks to Microsoft Azure.
We have been hearing about Microsoft Cloud PC service for quite
a few months and it’s due to drop sometime in early 2021.
Windows 10X, the modular operating system, is also expected to
drop sometime in early 2021.