Windows 10: Windows as a service extremely customer unfriendly?

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  1.    07 Jul 2017 #21

    Hi!

    ok, thanks for the clarification! So right now it is more like a misinterpreted buzzword




    Fafhrd said: View Post
    No it is not independent, since the Major version, Build 15063.xxx (1703) on your machine predates the document* from which you quote and base your assumptions upon.

    That does not make it a work of fiction but it is speculative.

    Just because your Windows has been updated to the current minor version .xxx does not make it the latest version of Windows 10.

    1703 has not yet become the Current Branch for Business, but is expected to be announced as CBB in August this year, although the date is not fixed.

    So it is still in the pilot stage, where the testing and feedback from the wider user base is still being analysed, and indeed patched by the monthly cumulative updates.

    Windows as a Service (WAAS) has been talked about since 2015 and is a policy that Microsoft is commited to achieve for Windows 10.

    This plan, which is being realised in stages, is expected to continue indefinitely, and over time, become more seamless, less intrusive and a more continuous update process for the evolution of the Windows operating system.

    This is supposed to be less arduous than the previous punctuated release of new Windows numbered versions every 3-5 years for all involved, from end users, thru IT staff and Microsoft itself, hence the definition as a Service rather than as a product.

    * Overview of Windows as a service (Windows 10) | Microsoft Docs is a section from a much larger document, available from that webpage to be downloaded as a PDF file.

    It is an unusual departure for Microsoft to publish such a detailed overview of its current flagship Operating system and its intended direction, and well worth reading if you want a good grounding in the company view of what windows is about and what is available, and what will be coming.

    Whether you or I believe it, will presumably become clearer as Microsoft delivers further Windows 10 updates towards their goal, or meet some stumbling block that causes them to change direction.

    The one stumbling block that has been mentioned in this thread is hardware, and its obsolescence, as users find that their devices become unsupported over time by future updates to Windows 10, and of course, legacy software will follow a similar path.

    I reiterate that it is a work in progress, and it is not here yet, despite the hype.
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  2.    07 Jul 2017 #22

    Hi!

    I am indeed on version 15063.447, just checked. I assume I can leave the update schedule settings on business branch and that it will pick up the right pace after about august?


    Fafhrd said: View Post
    No it is not independent, since the Major version, Build 15063.xxx (1703) on your machine predates the document* from which you quote and base your assumptions upon.

    That does not make it a work of fiction but it is speculative.

    Just because your Windows has been updated to the current minor version .xxx does not make it the latest version of Windows 10.

    1703 has not yet become the Current Branch for Business, but is expected to be announced as CBB in August this year, although the date is not fixed.

    So it is still in the pilot stage, where the testing and feedback from the wider user base is still being analysed, and indeed patched by the monthly cumulative updates.

    Windows as a Service (WAAS) has been talked about since 2015 and is a policy that Microsoft is commited to achieve for Windows 10.

    This plan, which is being realised in stages, is expected to continue indefinitely, and over time, become more seamless, less intrusive and a more continuous update process for the evolution of the Windows operating system.

    This is supposed to be less arduous than the previous punctuated release of new Windows numbered versions every 3-5 years for all involved, from end users, thru IT staff and Microsoft itself, hence the definition as a Service rather than as a product.

    * Overview of Windows as a service (Windows 10) | Microsoft Docs is a section from a much larger document, available from that webpage to be downloaded as a PDF file.

    It is an unusual departure for Microsoft to publish such a detailed overview of its current flagship Operating system and its intended direction, and well worth reading if you want a good grounding in the company view of what windows is about and what is available, and what will be coming.

    Whether you or I believe it, will presumably become clearer as Microsoft delivers further Windows 10 updates towards their goal, or meet some stumbling block that causes them to change direction.

    The one stumbling block that has been mentioned in this thread is hardware, and its obsolescence, as users find that their devices become unsupported over time by future updates to Windows 10, and of course, legacy software will follow a similar path.

    I reiterate that it is a work in progress, and it is not here yet, despite the hype.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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       07 Jul 2017 #23

    Win10usr said: View Post
    Hi!

    ok, thanks for the clarification! So right now it is more like a misinterpreted buzzword
    :) Depends upon the interpreter :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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