1.    30 Jan 2017 #1
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    Coming Windows 10 Cloud release may have nothing to do with the cloud


    Windows sleuths have discovered mention of a so-far unannounced new version of Windows 10 inside some of the recent Insider test builds.

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    This new edition, currently known as "Windows Cloud," is listed alongside other existing Windows 10 editions inside builds as far back as Windows 10 software development kit 15003, as noted by "The Walking Cat" on Twitter. There are listings for both Cloud and CloudN (for the version without Media Player pre-installed, as noted by Brad Sams on Petri.com) inside recent Insider test builds.

    So what, exactly, is Windows Cloud? A version of Windows 10 streamed from Azure? Another new Windows 10 subscription plan, in the vein of Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5? The dreaded (and still nonexistent) Windows 365?

    None of the above, my sources say.

    Windows 10 Cloud is a simplifed version of Windows 10 that will be able to run only Unified Windows Platform (UWP) apps installed from the Windows Store, my contacts say. Think of it as being similar to the version of Windows 10 formerly known as Windows RT or the Windows 8.1 with Bing SKU.

    Windows 10 Cloud is meant to help Microsoft in its ongoing campaign to attempt to thwart Chromebooks with a simpler, safer, cheaper version of Windows 10, my contacts say, though Microsoft is unlikely to position it that way (publicly).

    Windows 10 Cloud seemingly has little or nothing to do with the cloud, however, from what my sources are saying I guess the reason Microsoft chose that name is because the company is supposed to be all about "cloud first" these days? Or maybe the Cloud moniker is meant to indicate that this is Microsoft's competitor to Chrome OS/Chromebooks? Or maybe Microsoft intends to claim that Cortana/machine learning in this version makes it a "cloud" OS? Got me....

    I reached out to Microsoft to see if the company would share more about Windows 10 Cloud...


    Read more: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microso...ith-the-cloud/
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Feb 2017 at 00:03.
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  2.    31 Jan 2017 #2
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    It would be cool if they made a proper competitor to ChromeOS. Locking down the system is half the battle, invisible updates is the other half. And there's technically a third half of providing a truly portable user account, but it still remains to be seen if users are really interested in that - and Microsoft Accounts and OneDrive handles that fairly well.

    Bonus points for if they can revive the old RT tablets with a new OS. That would improve customer acceptance and trust.
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  3.    01 Feb 2017 #3
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    Blimey - you to laugh at inaccurate journalism (see bold bit)

    Windows 10 Cloud is a simplifed version of Windows 10 that will be able to run only Unified Windows Platform (UWP) apps installed from the Windows Store, my contacts say. Think of it as being similar to the version of Windows 10 formerly known as Windows RT or the Windows 8.1 with Bing SKU.


    The Windows 8.1 with Bing ran win32 apps perfectly well - it was simply a special compressed version to fit it on small memory devices!
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  4.    01 Feb 2017 #4
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    they should call it DroidTen since it sounds like android. on a more serious note there are some laptops that have issues with the full win 10 experience and this might be a great solution for them, especially since a lot of those laptops blow away most tablets.
    Last edited by MaxPad; 02 Feb 2017 at 16:30.
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