Microsoft's spring Surface event may include Windows 10 Cloud

Reports about a Windows 10 Cloud variant first appeared in January, with early copies showing that it will be another simplified version of Windows created to run Microsoft's Universal apps from the Windows Store. Bespin is gas planet in the "Star Wars" universe where Cloud City is located. That event was billed as a Windows 10 event, and it did introduce the Creators Update to the world.

Although its name suggests that the new operating system will be streamed from Microsoft's cloud servers, Windows Cloud will just be a simpler version of Windows 10. Microsoft is able to do this by only allowing it to run Unified Windows Platform (UWP) apps which can only be downloaded from the Windows Store, according to BGR.

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This January, the company announced Intune for Education which is a cloud based application and device management service which offers easy setup and management in shared learning environments. And the word is that Microsoft is working on a streamlined new version of Windows 10, aimed at the educational market, where Google's Chromebooks are now beating Apple soundly and closing in on Windows' lead.

Comment and let us know if you are excited about Microsoft's upcoming May event. It's likely the new laptop will get Intel Kaby Lake processors, but there's no USB-C port for it, the same Foley says. As long as it's substantially cheaper than the current Surface Book, it might fit the education theme as well.

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As for the Surface Pro 5, it might be announced at the spring event. Likewise, we have seen internal documents comparing hardware goals for Windows 10 being compared directly to Google Chromebooks e.g. boot and resume times. However, the device is expected to come with Intel's Kaby Lake processors.

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