Microsoft is set to release its most awaited Desktop-as-a-Service Cloud PC within the span of few months, precisely in July. With little information available about the same, the Microsoft Cloud PC has been under development by the codename Project Deschutes, an Azure-powered service, as per the media reports.
The service is expected to allow the users to get the virtual desktop experience, accessing the distant desktop device and using their desired software remotely via the devices they own. This method enables them to work on Windows operating system without having to own a desktop device. It is overall, set to provide flexibility to the business customers to get the cloud-based windows experience.
Reportedly, revelation is yet to be unfolded, while the disclosure on the Cloud PC may come at Microsoft’s annual Inspire partner conference, due in mid-July. Also, reports claim of Cloud PC service being under trial privately.
The functions of the Desktop-as-a-Service Cloud PC include customers using Windows 10X devices regardless of their device type. They will utilize Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, or any other device with an HTML5 web client to achieve their purpose.
The service will provide users the indistinguishable experience as a local desktop or laptop, whether you wish to perform any task from managing your inbox on MS Outlook, using OneDrive for sharing files with your peers, Streaming a video meeting with your fellows, and so on.
The service will be offered in three configurations- Lite version with 2 vCPU 4GB RAM 96GB SSD, ideal for general purpose optimization, Standard version having 2 vCPU 8GB RAM 96GB SSD, for advanced purposes, and Advanced version having 8 GB RAM, 3 vCPU, 40 GB SSD for accelerated graphics.
Microsoft will allegedly put up the service for sale as a managed Microsoft 365 familiarity and there will be a flat price per user. The prior reports gave a clue of the Cloud PC being sold for different pricing tiers, depending on the processor, memory, and storage needs.