Cloud PC size recommendations

Windows 365 offers fixed-price licensing (through Microsoft 365) for different Cloud PC sizes. You should assess your business requirements to determine which sizes make sense for your users.

If extra resources are needed for the Cloud PC, an admin or end user can easily upgrade the size of their Cloud PC. For more information, see Resize a Cloud PC.

For information about end-user hardware requirements, see End-user hardware requirements.

This table shows examples of the different sizes available for a Cloud PC:

Cloud PC CPUs, RAM, and storage Example scenarios Recommended gallery image Recommended apps
1vCPU/2GB/64GB First-line workers, call centers, education/training/CRM access. Windows 10 Enterprise with OS Optimizations Office (web-based), Microsoft Edge, OneDrive, lightweight line-of-business app (call center application – web-apps), Defender support.
2vCPU/4GB/256GB
2vCPU/4GB/128GB
2vCPU/4GB/64GB
Mergers and acquisition, short-term and seasonal, customer services Windows 10/11 Enterprise with Microsoft 365 and Teams Microsoft 365 Apps, Microsoft Teams (Audio only), OneDrive, Adobe Reader, Edge, line-of-business app(s), Defender support.
2vCPU/8GB/256GB
2vCPU/8GB/128GB
Bring-your-own-PC, work from home, market researchers, government, consultants. Windows 10/11 Enterprise with Microsoft 365 and Teams Microsoft 365 Apps, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Adobe Reader, Edge, line-of-business app(s) , Defender support.
4vCPU/16GB/512GB
4vCPU/16GB/256GB
4vCPU/16GB/128GB
Finance, government, consultants, healthcare services, bring-your-own-PC, work from home. Windows 10/11 Enterprise with Microsoft 365 and Teams Microsoft 365 Apps, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, PowerBI, Dynamics 365, OneDrive, Adobe Reader, Edge, line-of-business app(s), Defender support.
8vCPU/32GB/512GB
8vCPU/32GB/256GB
8vCPU/32GB/128GB
Software developers, engineers, content creators, design and engineering workstations. Windows 10/11 Enterprise with Microsoft 365 and Teams Microsoft 365 Apps, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Access, OneDrive, Adobe Reader, Edge, PowerBI, Visual Studio Code, line-of-business app(s), Defender support.

The recommended gallery image is available in the Provisioning Policy marketplace. For more information, see Device images overview.

Test performance

To ensure experience expectations are met, you should test your deployment with simulation tools. You can track the user experience and resource consumption with services like Endpoint Analytics.

Next steps

For more information, see Device images overview.