Cloud Clipboard once again confirmed by Windows 10 RS5 Group Policy

We know Microsoft has been working for more than a year on a new clipboard feature which would mean you can cut data on one device and paste it on another such as from your PC to your phone.

Earlier we posted about a new Settings page (above) that has been found in a RS5 build of Windows 10 giving more detail of the feature.

Now a new Group Policy in Windows 10 build 17643 (a new RS5 Skip Ahead build) has provided more information about the feature.

The policy confirms that information will be synced via your Microsoft or Azure Active Directory account. The feature may either work in Automatic Mode, where everything you copy gets synched automatically or manually, where you will be offered which devices will be targetted. Another policy suggests a history of items cut and pasted will also be stored, which users will presumably be able to page through on other devices.

On your devices, the feature would rely on using Microsoft applications such a Swiftkey and Microsoft Launcher to deliver the data to your iOS and Android device, and we have seen the underpinnings of the feature in these applications already.

The move would bring your phone and PC closer together and ease your workflow, and seems exactly the right thing to do in this increasingly mobile world.

Source: Tero Alhonen

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