Q. I heard that Microsoft Windows 10 will copy everything from my clipboard to the cloud? Is that true? If I upgrade, will anything I cut and paste be uploaded to the cloud?
A. You’re thinking of Cloud-powered Clipboard — a feature that was going to rely on the Microsoft Graph to help users move data from one of their devices to another so long as they’re using their Microsoft account on each device.
(You’ll remember that the Microsoft Graph is a developer platform, building on the Office 365 APIs, that is aimed at encouraging cross-app integration and connectivity.)
Cloud-powered Clipboard was demonstrated during the Build 2017 keynote earlier this year, along with a feature called Windows Timeline, and the allure of both features was how the combination of a Microsoft account (which is backed up in the cloud) and these particular abilities would let a user start working on a desktop machine, then move to their Windows 10 tablet. Activities could be picked up across devices no matter where they were started which would then, according to Microsoft, result in better productivity.
However, announcing a feature is no longer a confirmation that it will see the light of day in the next Windows 10 feature update.