Microsoft Cloud PC to offer Azure-based Windows experiences

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Microsoft 365 Cloud PC

Do you look forward to the time when you’ll have the option to enjoy your entire desktop experience and access all your Windows apps in the cloud? Well, Cloud PC, which Microsoft is currently developing, might be the solution you’re after.

Cloud PC is a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) platform from Microsoft

According to a job listing first spotted by ZDNet on the Microsoft career portal, the Redmond tech giant is currently building a cloud-based Windows offering that will be available to Azure users.

Here’s part of the PC Cloud program manager job description:

Microsoft’s vision of Cloud PC is that it is the only M365 powered user compute experience delivered from azure and managed by Microsoft – at a flat per user price.  Microsoft Cloud PC is a strategic, new offering that is built on top of Windows Virtual Desktop to delivering Desktop as a Service.

Cloud PC will be a DaaS solution based on the Windows Virtual Desktop platform. Such a tool should be of significant interest to enterprises seeking the ability to deploy desktop experiences at scale.

In addition, Microsoft will be managing the solution entirely in the cloud. As such, users won’t have to worry over issues associated with traditional desktop app and Windows experiences, such as update bugs or installation failure.

However, Cloud PC seems more like an enhancement of the existing Microsoft virtualization solutions rather than something entirely new.

For starters, the currently-available Windows 10 virtual desktop experiences let Azure users deploy multiple OS sessions. Apart from that, there’s support for the quick deployment of virtual legacy and modern apps to the cloud.

You’ll still have the option to use on-premise Windows and Win32 apps after Cloud PC rolls out. Microsoft though hasn’t confirmed that it’s building this DaaS tool.

Are you eager to start using the new Microsoft Cloud PC? Tell us what you think about the upcoming DaaS solution in the comments section below.