Windows 365 GPU

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 Windows 365 be used for animation or rendering work?   what are the GPU specs

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GPU support is coming, so not yet. Watch our in-development doc = https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-365/enterprise/in-development
Hello! Is there any update on GPU support for Cloud PCs? Is this feature still in development?
I would also like to know this as we may have a use case to move graphic intensive workloads out of Citrix on very expensive on prem hardware because of the overhead costs. We would like to test this out with several graphic intensive workloads as soon as possible.

Quote from Forbes:

When I asked Microsoft about the lack of GPU configurability, they told me that this is coming. This is good as without GPUs, you wouldn’t want to provide the service to anyone with a workstation doing complex development, 3D modeling or even programming.

 

Source:

Microsoft Announces Windows 365 Cloud Desktop At Its Inspire Partner Event
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2021/07/23/microsoft-announces-windows-365-cloud-deskto...

 

Is there any update from Microsoft about this?

 

Our use-case is doing game development on our Cloud PCs. We need GPU capabilities to run the Unity Editor and test content in our browsers. Microsoft Edge on a Cloud PC does not provide acceptable framerates because there is no GPU. The software renderer in Chrome (and therefore Edge) is not usable for WebGL. The recent MMR enhancements for Remote Desktop / Cloud PC do not seem to help with this issue. In the early stages Microsoft said GPU support for Windows 365 was coming soon, but it seems they have cancelled this?

 

Please let us know if you are still planning on providing Cloud PCs with a GPU. 

@Daniel_BA : Your observation is correct, we're re-evaluating how we offer this for the Windows 365 Enterprise service as a whole. The Windows 365 roadmap will be the best page to track for when we have a better estimate on when this will land.

 

In the meantime, if you need GPUs for your workload, I would recommend evaluating Azure Virtual Desktop where you have the flexibility to choose your specific VM SKU.

Is there any update as to when this is coming?

 

Our users current VDI solution has a GPU and without GPU support it makes it very difficult to justify a downgraded experience.