Microsoft to launch Cloud PC service that will be powered by Azure

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According to the reports, Microsoft will be launching Cloud PC service that will be powered by Azure

The top software developer in the world is working on a PC that will be powered with the Azure cloud service. According to a report from ZDNet, Microsoft will launch a virtualization service that will allow people to use PCs as thin clients for Windows, Office, and potentially other software from Microsoft. Right now, it’s referred to as “Cloud PC” by Microsoft and it won’t replace locally installed versions of Windows or Office.

The true virtualized Windows PC experience will help businesses enjoy a more elastic, scalable, and secure Cloud-based Windows experience. As its name suggests, the Cloud PC would technically allow customers to use computers that are managed by Microsoft in the cloud, with software like Windows, Office, Microsoft Teams, and others coming pre-loaded. So basically, the Cloud PC is a virtualized experience that users would connect to and access a series of applications that are offered by Microsoft.

ZDNet’s Foley points to a job listing from Microsoft for a program manager working on “Microsoft Cloud PC.”

Microsoft Cloud PC is a strategic, new offering that is built on top of Windows Virtual Desktop to delivering Desktop as a Service. At its core, Cloud PC provides business customers a modern, elastic, cloud-based Windows experience and will allow organizations to stay current in a more simplistic and scalable manner.

says the job listing.

Well if you are a fan of Microsoft then you must be aware that this isn’t the first time the company is exploring such a product, and not a long time ago, similar rumors were linked with a Windows 365 subscription service for its operating system. Like Cloud PC, Windows 365 was supposed to be built on an approach similar to Office 365, technically providing users with access to a virtualization service built for Windows.

Cloud PC will be delivered from Microsoft Azure datacenters. It’ll be managed by Microsoft and offered at “a flat per-user price,” possibly as part of Microsoft 365 subscriptions. The Cloud PC team will work with both customers and partners, so it seems that Microsoft envisions having partner support for this service.

Microsoft isn’t publicly describing its Cloud PC service, beyond the job posting. Foley stated that the Cloud PC service will be a thin client option that will provide Windows desktop access via VDI, plus access to Office applications and other software.

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