Microsoft synchronized Windows 10 clipboard with Android devices
With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has made large-scale changes to such a well-known tool as the Clipboard. With its help, you can not only save all the copied data fragments to temporary storage, but also synchronize them with other computers. This last feature is now also available for Android devices.
The company recently updated its Android keyboard app, SwiftKey Beta, which now includes PC sync. There are a number of steps to sync.
You need to open SwiftKey Beta, go to Advanced Input -> Buffer and enable Sync Buffer History to interact with your Windows 10 device.
On a Windows 10 computer, you need to go to Settings -> Clipboard, turn on clipboard history and sync between devices, and select the Automatically sync text I copy check box.
After completing the above steps, you can access the clipboard history on multiple devices. It should be remembered that the “cloud” clipboard will be synchronized with the latest copies of data, each of which is stored for an hour. This feature works in SwiftKey Beta 7.8.5 and later. At the same time, the system is functional with an activated Microsoft account and with a version of Windows 10, updated no earlier than October 2018. Support for iOS is not yet planned. Finally, the company specifies that the data in the buffer is encrypted and secure.
Similar functionality has been available to Samsung smartphone owners for some time, but the SwiftKey Beta update will allow it to be used on all Android devices that support the corresponding app. However, you shouldn’t confuse SwiftKey Beta with SwiftKey – they’re different apps.
Microsoft announces pricing for Windows 365 virtual PCs
Microsoft announced the launch of the Windows 365 cloud service; that lets you access virtual desktops running Windows 10 or Windows 11 from virtually any device with internet access. The software giant’s business customers will be able to use the new service; by choosing one of the available subscription options.
The official announcement of Windows 365 was last month and even then Microsoft disclosed the cost of one of the pricing plans, in which for $ 31 per month a user can access a virtual machine with two virtual processors. , 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB drive. Microsoft has now announced a full price list for various tariffs available for businesses with up to 300 employees; as well as for large corporate clients.
The minimum cost for a Windows 365 subscription is $ 18.5 per month. For that money, the user gets a remote desktop with a virtual processor; 2 GB of RAM and a 64 GB drive. Maximum configuration assumes a virtual machine with eight virtual processors, 32 GB of RAM, and 512 GB of storage.
There is no doubt that using Windows 365 is a better option than buying computers with equivalent specifications; especially if we consider the cost of their operation in the field.