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Windows 10 Leak Exposes Microsoft's New Monthly Charge

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freakyfriday    2
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Ever since its creation, Microsoft MSFT -0.6% has described Windows 10 “as a service”. The fear has always been that this meant Microsoft would start charging users a monthly fee to maintain the operating system, and now a new leak has confirmed this is exactly what will happen… 

 

In a new report, CNet’s well connected Microsoft specialist Mary Jo Foley reports the company will soon launch ‘Microsoft Managed Desktop’ which will charge a monthly fee to configure computers running Windows 10 and keep them running smoothly as new updates are released.

 

more at https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/08/04/microsoft-windows-10-subscription-cost-price-upgrade-update-windows-7-8/#315a50a072c1

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BoondockSaint    457

From the original article:

 

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I'm hearing this Microsoft Managed Desktop is, basically, the Microsoft version of "desktop as a service." It will provide customers the ability to lease a Windows 10 device that's automatically provisioned for them and have the operating system kept up-to-date and more for a single monthly fee, my contacts say.

 

So this is a service that will provision & update W10 devices automatically, for those who don't want to do it themselves. It's not a charge for existing users, but a value-added service.

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xendrome    5,162

lol caption on the article picture "Windows 7 and Windows 8 who did not upgrade are likely to feel vindicated"

 

What a bunch of BS and misleading information in that story.

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adrynalyne    9,994
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This almost reaches the click bait status of some of the articles here. Funny how much a message changes when you remove all context. 

15 hours ago, BoondockSaint said:

From the original article:

 

 

So this is a service that will provision & update W10 devices automatically, for those who don't want to do it themselves. It's not a charge for existing users, but a value-added service.

It also sounds like maybe MS is providing the device as well?

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Brandon H    2,132

Hello @freakyfriday

 

Please be advised I have updated your OP to include a snip-it of the article per Back Stage Pass Guidelines. Please keep in mind in the future that simply posing a link to another site's article could be considered phishing for views which is against the Community Guidelines.

 

 

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BoondockSaint    457
18 minutes ago, adrynalyne said:

This almost reaches the click bait status of some of the articles here. Funny how much a message changes when you remove all context. 

It also sounds like maybe MS is providing the device as well?

It could be - I think they may be offering a service for a business to be able to roll out smaller infrastructure by just ordering what they want online and having it shipped preinstalled and ready to hook into the network. Need a new PC? Login to your account, order your spec & you're done. Since it is managed on the MS end, they know your network configuration and can ship you a device ready to go. It could work reasonably well particularly for smaller businesses that may not be able to afford full time IT staff.

 

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Co-ords    212

scum of the earth!!!

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