Microsoft is developing a new desktop virtualization service, codenamed Mohoro, is in a very early development phase, and could stream a Windows installation with apps from the internet remotely onto a device, rather than having Windows installed on a local device.
Mohoro would be a pay-per-use Windows “desktop as a service” that will run on Windows Azure. “The same way that Windows Intune is the cloud complement to System Center, Mohoro seems to be the cloud version of Remote Desktop/Remote App. The aforementioned Remote App/Remote Desktop allows Windows users to connect to a remote Windows PC and access resources from it,” explains MJFoley on ZDNet.
Microsoft has not offered any official details, but according to report, Microsoft could launch it in the second half of 2014.
In other news, WebMatrix 3, a free and lightweight web development tool introduced in 2010, focusing on simplifying the web development experience for ASP.NET, PHP, and Node.js is now available to all.
This release includes a ton of great new features including:
Windows Azure Integration lets you sign into Azure. You can sign in using the same credentials you use with the Windows Azure Management Portal:
Source Control with Git and TFS
Remote Editing of your sites. The new My Sites gallery now allows you to open existing web sites on your local machine, or to remotely edit sites that are hosted in Windows Azure.\
Watch the new WebMatrix 3 videos belows:
WebMatrix 3 Demo Video
Using WebMatrix to Publish a site to Windows Azure
You can get WebMatrix 3 here.
Microsoft is expected to announce next-generation of Surface devices in June during Build 2013.
“The Surface 2.0 devices reportedly will only feature a 7- to 9-inch displays to meet the rising demand for smaller tablet devices,” accoring to the report.
Also, IDC has revealed that Microsoft has sold nearly 900,000 Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets during the first quarter of 2013.