Take your Productivity to a Whole New Level with Microsoft Dev Box
This seems interesting. You can get a developer workstation in the cloud with Azure, as long as you have the right license.
Paul Krill writes on the InfoWorld Blog
The preview was announced August 15. Developers can sign in to the Azure Portal with their credentials and search for “dev box” to begin building Dev Boxes for their organizations. Preconfigured and task-based Dev Boxes can be deployed based on needs, scaled up or down to match the demands of the workload, and managed from a centralized view of all Dev Boxes across an organization.
I'd like to see how this evolves, as I am not sure Devs want to have their desktop in the cloud.