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I started searching for Desktop as a Service (DaaS) options.
I figured since it was 2021 there'd be a lot of companies that allow me to:

1) spin up a win10 desktop
2) RDP to the desktop and do my work.

I've been using DigitalOcean which is a complete Linux (Debian) OS running as a service for about 8 years now (only $4.99 a month) so I figured, "Hey, this is 2021 and I'm sure there's something like this for win10 desktop." With DigitalOcean you can get one of these up and running following their wizard in about 5 minutes. It's amazing.

Boy was a I wrong about DaaS. Very few choices (Amazon Workspaces seems to be the best / cheapest).
Many of them require at least 5 seats (most require 25 or more).
Others are $150 month for 1cpu & 4GB ram.
Many of these won't even tell you pricing: just request quote option.

Yes, I am very naive.
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Do you have any experience with DaaS? What have you found?
Was thinking about how I might help small businesses move to RDP solutions.

The Dream: If you could spin up DaaS and then give people Google Docs then a lot of Small Businesses would have everything they need.

EDIT
I've also used MacinCloud - Rent a Mac in the Cloud! - Mac in Cloud[^] and was amazed at how great it worked. But Win10 / PCs -- you just don't find something this simple, it seems.
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