Windows 365 Cloud PC is a revolutionary new virtualization solution by Microsoft that is designed to cater to the emerging remote work scenario across the globe. It is the first virtualization solution with which the Windows operating system becomes hybrid-accessible on the device and the cloud. With Windows 365 Cloud PC, users can stream the Windows experience to personal or corporate devices with a few clicks. In this article, we will examine the system requirement of the system requirements of the end-user devices for accessing Windows 365 Cloud PC.
What Are the End-User Hardware Requirements for Windows 365 Cloud PC?
There are certain end-user hardware requirements for accessing Windows 365 Cloud PC. These requirements could vary depending upon the Microsoft Remote Desktop client installed on the end-user device. Here are the system requirements for Cloud PC for common platforms.
Downloading Microsoft Remote Desktop Client for Windows
Microsoft Remote Desktop can be downloaded for 32-Bit and 64-Bit Windows. The software works on all versions of Windows starting from Windows 8.1 on client machines, and Windows Server 2012 R2 on servers.
A processor with at least 1vCPU with 1 GHz clock speed is required to support the app. However, a processor 2vCPU with a minimum clock speed of 1.6 GHz is required, if the Cloud PC will be used for accessing Teams. The physical computer requires 4 GB RAM and 3 GB storage for accessing Teams with Cloud PC, and at least 1 GB RAM and 100 MB without it. While Cloud PC can run on a machine with DirectX 9 or later with a WDDM 1.0 driver, Teams can take advantage of a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) within the device for background video effects.
Microsoft Remote Desktop for Windows from Microsoft Store
The Microsoft Remote Desktop Client can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store for devices that support it. Such devices must run Windows 10 1703 or later and have a processor with 1 GHz clock speed or more. The physical endpoint device must have a minimum RAM of 1 GB, and storage space of at least 100 MB. Video requirements for Windows 365 Cloud PC can be met DirectX 9 or later with the WDDM 1.0 driver. A dedicated GPU is recommended for Microsoft Teams audio and video offloading on Cloud PC.
System Requirements for Cloud PC on Non-Microsoft Platforms
Windows 365 Cloud PC can be accessed on macOS, iOS/iPad, and Android devices as well. The system requirement might vary depending on the operating system version of the device. Similarly, third-party clients running on Linux can also be used to connect to Window 365 Cloud PC and Azure Virtual Desktop. However, these cannot be managed with Microsoft Endpoint Manager, and the partner would typically provide a separate management tool for Linux devices.
Apps4Rent Can Help with Windows 365 Cloud PC Adoption
While Windows 365 can be accessed using standard web browsers, most users, especially using the Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PC might prefer to use it with the dedicated Microsoft Remote Desktop application. Additionally, enterprises often need to configure additional policies before providing access to Cloud PC on user devices.
As a Microsoft CSP, Apps4Rent helps organizations acquire Windows 365 Cloud PC and Azure Virtual Desktop licenses and customize the solutions to cater to their unique requirements. Contact our virtualization administrators, available 24/7 via phone, chat, and email for assistance.