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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
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    Windows 10
       13 May 2015 #1

    Microsoft Shows Why You Should Love Windows as a Service


    With Windows 10, Microsoft is changing the traditional Windows model and goes towards Windows as a Service, which is a new concept that would bring users updates at a faster pace, when they are ready.

    In a slide presented by Microsoft and spotted by DigitalTrends, Microsoft explains why Windows as a Service is a such a great project, pointing out the main advantages that it brings to consumers, business users, and special systems.

    Windows as a Service will install updates on consumer devices “as they arrive,” the company explains, which is pretty much another way of saying that as soon as development of new updates is completed, they are automatically shipped to your computer, so you won’t have to wait for a specific release date to get them.

    This means that Windows as a Service would help “keeping hundreds of millions of consumers up to date,” Microsoft adds, and “the large and diverse user base should help drive quality of the OS updates.”

    And last but not least, for consumers, BYOD devices should also be up to date and secure, the software firm guarantees, so Patch Tuesday would become a much more effective concept with Windows 10.
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       13 May 2015 #2

    I do not give much Credence to Softpedia
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       13 May 2015 #3

    Windows as a Service, if it ever sees the light of day, probably isn't what most people think it is. It's more likely an update model, not a licensing model.
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  4. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10
       14 May 2015 #4

    Mystere said: View Post
    Windows as a Service, if it ever sees the light of day, probably isn't what most people think it is. It's more likely an update model, not a licensing model.

    That better be an update model bring new features, not one fixing bugs or security issues.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 536
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       14 May 2015 #5

    I believe the License model is a device license which means you get a license to run Windows on a particular device and they will keep it updated with new security fixes as well as new features. Since most devices are sold with Windows installed its works great as you don't have to pay to upgrade. If you build your own and buy Windows for that device it gets updated but you can't transfer it to a new device.

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  6.    14 May 2015 #6

    As questionable as Softpedia might be, many articles have been written about this since October 2014. I am thoroughly convinced that updates will be pushed to end users on Windows 10.

    One thing though; I notice that it mentions home editions will be first to be receiving updates so that they can iron out issues. That way, business editions can receive updates that are debugged and known-working. Way to trash home user systems to benefit business. Sheesh!

    Seems like the "Pro" version of Windows 10 might be a safer bet.
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  7. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10
       15 May 2015 #7

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    As questionable as Softpedia might be, many articles have been written about this since October 2014. I am thoroughly convinced that updates will be pushed to end users on Windows 10.

    One thing though; I notice that it mentions home editions will be first to be receiving updates so that they can iron out issues. That way, business editions can receive updates that are debugged and known-working. Way to trash home user systems to benefit business. Sheesh!

    Seems like the "Pro" version of Windows 10 might be a safer bet.
    Wouldn't that only be the case if the Win 10 Home user was on the fast ring?
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  8.    20 May 2015 #8

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    Wouldn't that only be the case if the Win 10 Home user was on the fast ring?
    Fast Ring (if you mean the automatically updated batch) would be for Home User Licenses I understand.
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  9. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,247
    Windows 10 IoT
       20 May 2015 #9

    The way I read it is Consumer versions of Home and Pro will get updates pushed to them. Pro and Enterprise versions in a corporate environment will not. A company that uses something like Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), will have control of what updates get applied to corporate PC's. Just buying the Pro version will not get you control over updates. That's just my interpretation. It's all just guess work until we see something direct from Microsoft anyway.
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  10. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       20 May 2015 #10

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    Fast Ring (if you mean the automatically updated batch) would be for Home User Licenses I understand.
    Those still running an insider preview (which will be allowed) set to fast ring get updates right away. They will be the test bed. Any bugs that are detected are fixed. Then they go out to anybody that upgraded to the RTM. Then its as I posted in my other post. Consumer editions don't get a choice, Enterprise customers do. That's how I read it anyway.
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