Microsoft to Shun Windows Iterations in lieu of a Service-based Modus Operandi for Windows 10

May 11, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Launch of Windows 8 was a major breakthrough in terms of the Windows OS concept as well as for the men working behind. Until then, Windows traversed through a route which rolled out frequent versions of the OS, supposed to be on par with previous ones. But it was to take a U-turn with Windows 8.

Microsoft dedicated the OS as a service, rather than making people wait for its next iteration. But for one reason or the other, it quite didn’t happen.


The backlash which followed the launch can be believed to be a reason, but some say Microsoft had the plans of the next iteration even when the brains were put on work for Windows 8.

It’s too early to predict the success of Windows 10 at this moment. But this time, Microsoft has made it clear that the iterated release of Windows OS would be shut down with Windows 10. The matter was reflected during the Ignite conference by Microsoft.

Explaining the launch efforts of Microsoft with its previous OS, developing evangelist Jerry Nixon was caught quoting Windows 10 as the ‘last version of Windows’.

The statement does explain that we won’t be handed out with an integral iteration of Windows OS in the near future. Instead, Microsoft will solidify the Windows 10 OS with timely updates, in an approach to expand the devices it lands upon.

Windows working as a service would mean the handing out of individual updates to the OS components split distinctly. With this, Windows will treat the services and components in your OS as individual items and will roll out timely updates, like you will have distinct update for each feature like Start menu, Mail, and other services.

The extent to which it could prove fruitful relies on how far Microsoft can take the services with its update. Windows 8 featured similar updates. But the bother was that it never was a ‘timely’ one. Though, scenarios are different in the cases of two OSes.

With Microsoft publicly echoing the shutdown of Windows iterations, we could expect some real service stuff in Windows 10, for which the wait is now only for a few months.

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