I have been predicting for ages that the desktop, particularly Home windows, is heading straight for the cloud. However, if you see an apple falling from a tree is it actually a prediction? I nonetheless hear from folks on a regular basis about how I am mistaken and so they’ll by no means flip off their old-school PC. Hey, I am proper with you, however Microsoft has different concepts.
For instance, you will not want a Home windows PC to run a Home windows desktop. Plans are afoot to run Microsoft’s Cloud PC on Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Android-powered gadgets. In fact, you’ll be able to already run a Home windows 10 digital machine (VM) off Azure with the Distant Desktop shopper for Home windows Desktop.
However for all these Home windows 10 distant desktops, previous, current, and future, the trail ahead has one little downside. By being primarily based totally on Microsoft Azure, the subsequent era of Microsoft Graph — the Microsoft 365 software programming interface (API) — can be primarily based on the Azure cloud. I imply it is proper there within the identify, “Cloud PC.” And, that my pal, can show to be an actual ache.
Simply ask all of the poor devils who already depend upon Azure Lively Listing (AAD). On March 15, AAD went down and took with it Microsoft clients worldwide who’d been utilizing Workplace 365, Dynamics, Groups, Xbox Reside — the checklist goes on and on.
It wasn’t the primary time. In late September 2020, AAD took one other unscheduled trip, leaving tens of tens of millions of customers with out Workplace 365 and lots of different Azure-based cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) purposes.