Microsoft could present, at the next event that Apple will carry out and in which it is expected that they will announce new Mac computers, a new cloud service. Is about Cloud PC, a tool that would allow Apple computers to run Windows (including Office), but in the cloud.
The rumor (and the leaks on this topic) is not new and ensures that Microsoft is working on allowing a virtualized Windows experience called Cloud PC. In this way, any computer (even a thin client) could remotely access Windows desktops and software such as Office.
Microsoft continues to bet on the cloud
Since Staya Nadella took the reins of Microsoft and proclaimed that of “Cloud First, Mobile First” (the cloud and mobility first), the cloud is behind almost all the movements of the company.
According to the latest leaked data from Cloud PC, this service could be offered as part of Microsoft 365 and, as its name suggests, it is cloud-based. According to WalkingCat, Microsoft will sell Cloud PC in three types of versions (medium, intensive and advanced). Each of them would offer various virtual CPUs with varying amounts of SSD and RAM storage.
Technical characteristics of Cloud PC, according to the WalkingCat filtration
The middle tier has two virtual CPUs, 4GB of RAM, and 96GB of SSD storage. The intensive tier comes with two virtual CPUs, 8GB of RAM, and 96GB of SSD storage. The advanced tier has three virtual CPUs, 8GB of RAM, and 40GB of SSD storage.
As a good virtual machine, in order to use the Cloud PC it would be necessary to install Microsoft Remote Desktop to access the service, which is available for Mac, iPhones, iPads, Android and, of course, Windows. In this sense it is no different from any other virtual machine.
WalkingCat has published in this leak the logo that could have a service and ensures that some web pages are linked to Cloud PC, such as cloudpc.microsoft.com and deschutes.microsoft.com.
We have contacted Microsoft Spain to find out more about this service but at the moment we have not received a response.
Source : Engadget