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        AskWoody Plus

        Today I am thrilled to share the general availability of Windows 365 and the resources available to help you get started with this new cloud service!

        Windows 365 introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11 (when it’s generally available later this calendar year) for all types of workers, from interns and contractors to software developers and industrial designers. Windows 365 takes the operating system to the Microsoft Cloud, securely streaming the full Windows experience—including all your apps, data, and settings—to your personal or corporate devices. This approach creates a fully new personal computing category, specifically for the hybrid world: the Cloud PC….

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        Susan Bradley

        Over on several SMB venues we’re still scratching our heads.  Yes, it’s a good temp solution but not sure long term.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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          AskWoody MVP

          I have the same doubts. Google Stadia attempts to do the same thing for gaming that Windows 365 would for business/general computing. The games are run on virtual machines somewhere in a data center, and the client device only has to handle displaying the video output from the remote server and sending input to it.

          It sounds neat in theory, being able to run demanding games on a basic smartphone or low-end laptop, but the fly in the ointment is latency. Some gamers are very sensitive to latency, with some using high refresh rate displays with fast response times (even at the expense of wide viewing angles; the super fast gaming monitors are often TN), with vsync off, to make sure that the data in the frame buffer is in front of their eyes as fast as possible. They go to great lengths to reduce the latency by less than 10ms.

          When you’re talking about an internet connection, though, the latency can range from ~30 ms for an endpoint that is pretty near (as few hops as possible) to over 200 for connections to servers that are a few thousand miles away (or where congestion is present).

          With business oriented PCs, the “lag” (the colloquial term for latency, more or less) would show in the visible response of the mouse pointer, scrolling, and similar things.

          One thing’s notable about this, though– Windows now really is a cloud service.

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      • #2381646
        Susan Bradley

        If you wanted to test it out….. it’s now full


        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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