MoreThe most important announcement at Microsoft's Windows 10 demo in Redmond the other day wasn't Windows 10 or Cortana, or even holograms. It was these four words: Windows as a Service.
Windows as a Service has been on the cards for some time. The idea is that Windows will transition away from being a monolithic product that sees periodic major releases to a product that's continually being updated and tweaked in the background.
Think Office 365 or Google's Chrome or Gmail.
Windows 10 will be the platform that paves the way for this change, but it's just the beginning, and transitioning Windows from monolithic releases to a service is going to mean big changes within the industry as a whole. And as always there are going to be pros and cons.