I would like to clarify whether a Windows 365 Cloud PC and Remote Desktop Services still use the back-end Resource "Azure Virtual Machines", and would this be an IaaS solution, or is it a grey area. From looking at the Shared Responsibility Model, I would categorically say that any form of Virtual Machine is classed as an IaaS solution, however, I've noticed Microsoft is basically making new "As a Service" offerings. For instance DaaS (Desktop as a Service) and ITaaS ( IT as a Service). I'm under the impression both Windows 365 and Remote Desktop Services both use the Azure Virtual Machine resource, which means the Virtual Machine itself is an IaaS offering, but the portals are the actual PaaS solutions.
For those people who like Cloud , Security, and Architectural documents, is there anywhere on the MS website that categorically says that Windows 365 Cloud PC is IaaS or PaaS and equally the same question applies to the Remote Desktop Services resources. I think there needs to be a clear distinction between the different Services, for Audit purposes.
For instance, I would be really interested in seeing a table with the following information, this is an example -
Service Name | Service Type | Description
Windows 365 Cloud PC | IaaS / PaaS | To clarify the front-end system is seen as a PaaS solution, but the backend is IaaS.
Azure Virtual Machines | IaaS | Please check the MS Description for Virtual Machines.
Office 365 | SaaS | Please check MS Description for Office 365.
The reason I suggest this would be so that, when having professional discussions everyone can easily go to a new Webpage with the information in front of them, instead of having to read loads of text, which does provide insight but maybe not as much insight as we need. Espically, at a glance.