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Microsoft Unveils GPU-Accelerated Cloud PCs for Windows 365 at Ignite 2023

Microsoft is introducing GPU-enabled Cloud PCs to provide Windows 11 access to users who require high graphical processing power.

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has revealed its plans to provide Windows 365 users the ability to access Windows 11 on cloud-based PCs equipped with dedicated GPUs. The announcement, made at the Ignite 2023 developers conference, represents a significant development for professionals engaged in graphically demanding fields.

Targeted User Base and Performance Benefits

The new GPU-based Cloud PCs cater to a variety of professional users whose work demands considerable graphical processing power. Among those who stand to benefit from this offering are graphic designers, video editors, 3D modelers, data analysts, and visualization specialists. The integration of GPU acceleration ensures that these individuals can perform productive work on their preferred devices, unhindered by their physical location.

By leveraging the best available hardware on Microsoft Azure, mitigates the challenge of managing hardware lifecycles. Both and AMD support this initiative, indicating a landmark collaboration aimed at enabling customers to handle tasks like graphic design, image and video rendering, 3D modeling, as well as data processing and visualization applications that are reliant on powerful GPUs.

Available Tiers and Preview Access

Microsoft's blog post following the conference divulges that the public preview will offer three distinct hardware tiers for users to select from. Moreover, users will have the privilege of monitoring their GPU 's performance specifications directly from the Task Manager's performance tab.

While Microsoft has yet to announce when these Cloud PCs will transition from public preview to general availability, there currently exists a waitlist for those wishing to participate in the early stages. Interested parties can find this waitlist and sign up via Microsoft's official website.

The company advises against the use of these GPU-enabled Cloud PCs for game development, artificial intelligence app creation, and other high-performance computing or machine learning tasks.

Windows App Brings Windows 365 Across Platforms

In other Windows 365 news from , Microsoft introduced Windows App for iOS, Windows, iPadOS, and the web. It is designed to facilitate access to Windows PCs via the cloud, enabling users to connect from virtually any device. The offering, known as the “Windows App,” was announced during the Ignite 2023 event and is now available in a preview version. It supports Windows 365, Azure Virtual , Microsoft Dev Box, and personal  PCs, signifying an expansion of Microsoft's  portfolio.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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