Microsoft introduces Cloud Clipboard prototype in Skip Ahead build

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read
Cloud Clipboard

The Cloud Clipboard feature will most likely be fully ready for launch when the next significant Windows 10 update is released sometime during 2018 because it, unfortunately,won’t be ready for the upcoming Fall Creators Update. Despite that, the feature is actually present in the latest build, 17004, for Skip Ahead Insiders even if it’s non-functional.

Cloud Clipboard feature details

Together with Timeline, the Cloud Clipboard feature is by far one of the most intriguing new features of Windows 10 that Microsoft showed off back at Build 2017. In case you didn’t know, Cloud Clipboard is the solution offered by Microsoft for easily copying content from a PC running Windows 10 and pasting it to other devices, including those running iOS and Android via Microsoft’s Swiftkey keyboard.

What’s even more interesting is how the cloud-powered Clipboard will integrate with Microsoft’s Office apps to leverage the Microsoft Graph and allow users to paste content straight into their Office documents.

Rafael Rivera, a tech contributor at Thurrott.com, brought all these details to light. The Cloud Clipboard prototype present in the Redstone 4 build 17004 is not yet connected to the Microsoft Graph, however. The prototype only displays placeholder content for now. Still, the cloud clipboard functionality can be accessed with the combination of the Windows and V keys. It can also be accessed via Windows 10’s Touch keyboard through a dedicated button.

We don’t yet know how you’re going to manage items from the list because you will see both documents and text there. But considering that the development of Redstone 4 is still in the works, this is probably all that there is to know about the new Cloud Clipboard feature.

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