Leaked details shed light on Microsoft's rumored 'Cloud PC' service

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What you need to know

  • Details recently leaked surrounding Microsoft's rumored "Cloud PC" service.
  • The service will allow people to use PCs to access remote Windows desktops.
  • A job listing spotted earlier this year shed more light on the Cloud PC rumors.

Earlier this year, a job listing sparked interest in a rumored "Cloud PC" service from Microsoft. The service will allow people to run a cloud-based Windows experience that they can connect to through their PC. Today, more details emerged about the service, thanks to a leak from well-known leaker WalkingCat.

The leak shows off screenshots of a couple of pages from the service. The first screenshot reads, "Welcome to CMD IWP ... Access your work apps and programs online, from any device."

A second screenshot states, "Choose your device to download Microsoft Remote Desktop" and includes icons for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

ZDNet reports that the Cloud PC service will be built on Azure on top of Windows Virtual Desktop. A job listing spotted by ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley earlier this year described the service as a "modern, elastic, cloud-based Windows experience [that] will allow organizations to stay current in a more simplistic and scalable manner."

Microsoft has not officially commented on Cloud PC, but WalkingCat discovered webpages that appear to be connected to it, including cloudpc.microsoft.com and deschutes.microsoft.com. WalkingCat also states that there will be three different tiers for the service; Medium, Heavy, and Advanced.

The Medium tier has two virtual CPUs, 4GB of RAM, and 96GB of SSD storage. The Heavy 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.

We'll have to wait to see if Microsfot will share any details about Cloud PC.

Sean Endicott
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