Overview of Windows As A Service (AKA: WAAS )


Applies to

Windows 10
Windows 10 Mobile
Windows 10 IoT Mobile

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The Windows 10 operating system introduces a new way to build, deploy, and service Windows: Windows as a service. Microsoft has reimagined each part of the process, to simplify the lives of IT pros and maintain a consistent Windows , 0 experience for its customers. These improvements focus on maximizing customer involvement in Windows development, simplifying the deployment and servicing of Windows client computers, and leveling out the resources needed to deploy and maintain Windows over time.

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WaaS is a very convenient way for MS to say, "You're the product, and we'll snoop on you."

It's also a great excuse to charge you for a copy if you make a change to your system, like a new motherboard for the latest processor.

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my understanding is...

the real goal is for them to have you boot your system, and the system is loaded from the I-net each time you want to use it so you really don't have "your very own copy installed on your system."

Hence, if the I-net is out of sevice, so is your computer..

But that's the way it was explained to me as what the final goal of WAAS was... I don't know if that's still the goal.. but it's what was explained to me..

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