As you know, Microsoft introduced the Windows as a service model with Windows 10. So what does it mean? Actually, it indicates that Microsoft will not release a new version of Windows every 3 to 5 years. Instead, it will keep updating the Windows 10 to patch vulnerabilities and improve performance.
When Microsoft first put forward the Windows as a service idea with Windows 10, most of us think this is just another marketing strategy. Yet, with the approach of Windows 10's four-year anniversary, there are more to learn behind the Windows 10 as a service label.
What Does It Mean by Taking Windows as a Service
According to Microsoft, Windows is a service, not an operating system anymore since Windows 10. It’s a new way to build, deploy, and service your computer. Microsoft rethought each part of the process for mainly two reasons:
- Make the lives of IT pros simpler.
- Keep the consistent Windows 10 experience for users.
Focuses of these improvements will be put on:
- Optimize users’ participation in Windows development.
- Simplify the configuration and servicing of Windows client PCs.
- Arrange the resources required for configuring and maintaining Windows.
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Windows Is a Service and Updates
Instead of releasing new versions of operating system every 3 to 5 years, Microsoft will continue to offer a series of updates to fix bugs, introduce new features and improve performance. Whenever there is a new update, Microsoft will inform you and wait for your action. For instance: We’ve got an update for you.
In general, the updates are divided into two types: feature updates and quality updates.
- Feature updates: feature updates occur at fixed time, twice a year (scheduled for March and September). They mainly include some new functions and improvements for the operating system.
- Quality updates: quality updates refer to cumulative updates and they will occur at least once a month. They mainly include some security patches and fixes to keep the stability and reliability of operating system. The latest quality update will contain all the previous updates since they are cumulative. Every feature update will get the quality updates for 18 months since its release.
IT Professionals Are Not Prepared for Windows 10 as a Service
Though the end of Windows 7 support is approaching, nearly half (46%) of IT professionals still have no plan at present, according to new research from Kollective. They are not ready to accept Windows 10 as a service.
The Death of Windows 7 Report of that computer has investigated 260 IT professionals from the US and UK. The IT pros are still not ready for preparing their systems for Windows as a service. The investigation discovers the security threats and potential costs for Windows as a service that business faces.
- About 15% of IT professionals don't know that Microsoft plans to transform Windows to an “as a service” updated model, according to Kollective.
- What makes things worse, nearly 15% of the IT departments even don’t know the support for Windows 7 will be ended soon, on January 14th, 2020.
- Yet, 6% of IT pros said their business has no plan to upgrade to Windows 10 even though they well about the end of Window 7 support.
To be frank, a lot of complaints come from the longtime Windows admins and users. There’s a direct reason to explain the situation: they are losing control of their computers due to the Windows as a service transformation.