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Microsoft Trademarks Windows 365 - Another Version of Windows 10?

Windows 365 Trademarked by Microsoft

Microsoft Trademarks Windows 365 - Another Version of Windows 10?  

Microsoft Trademarks Windows 365 - Another Version of Windows 10?

 

A few years ago, Microsoft launched a subscription-based version of Office, called 'Office 365'. Instead of a one-time fee, Office 365 offered subscriptions starting at £7.99 per month or £79.99 per year. The rumours of a subscription-based version of Windows have been going around for quite a while now, but because Windows 10 will be free for 'all' existing Windows 7 and 8.1 users (excluding Enterprise users), it didn't seem very likely something along those lines would hit the market. We might've been wrong though, because Microsoft has recently trademarked 'Windows 365'. Will the American release a subscription-based OS? Keep on reading.

 

Microsoft Trademarks Windows 365 - Another Version of Windows 10?Image courtesy of Neowin

 

Last month, Microsoft announced Windows 10 will be free for 'everyone' currently using Windows 7 or 8.1 (excluding Enterprise-users), and now they might even start offering subscription-based Windows, making Windows 10 more accessible to new users than ever. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet. However, Microsoft's Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, Terry Myerson, has stated Microsoft plans on offering 'Windows 10 as a Service'. Myerson later stated that he referred to the free upgrade when saying that, but it's possible that he accidentally said something he shouldn't have said.

Either way, a subscription-based Windows isn't unlikely. However, it might not become popular with the upcoming free upgrade to the OS. What do you think, will this hit the market? Let us know.

 

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09-02-2015, 09:56:02

ShaunB-91
Personally I would be happy to pay a subscription for Windows 10. It would need to be a reasonable price though, I wouldn't be happy in paying another smartphone price just for Windows.

I do atm pay for MS Office monthly, I just find it easier paying them £7 a month than a hundred or more etc. (whatever it costs atm)..

I would want to know first though, is it going to be a subscription for ONE copy of Windows 10, or can you format over and over and keep using the same key. Do you get say two systems in the subscription price? That is where Windows really bugs me, buying it for one system, format then need to faff about again.Quote

09-02-2015, 13:07:46

NeverBackDown
It will probably not include the OS. It would probably include all the extra software they make for all devices you could use it on. Can be on a Desktop/laptop/phone/tablet.Quote

09-02-2015, 15:07:35

Moonchild
I don't like subscription based software that actually doesn't have any server maintenance costs. ( I mean it's not a cloud application ). No, they just want to take even more money from us for a OS that actually doesn't deserve them. I just hope there will be a one-time-buy option too. And they sould also make it so I can transfer my windows key to any device I want, that actually makes sense. I really don't like Microsoft's marketing strategy, it indicates that they value their customers really low, and they treat their developers badly. They actually sell a bad OS for a heck lot of money and a office suite that does everything any other suit does, for a heck lot of money too.Quote

09-02-2015, 16:36:21

Pr3d4t0r
I'm thinking Microsoft will want to try go full cloud based OS, allowing being accessed across multiple devices and systems. Most likely will include office 365 as well.Quote

11-02-2015, 01:07:36

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Moonchild View Post
I don't like subscription based software that actually doesn't have any server maintenance costs. ( I mean it's not a cloud application ). No, they just want to take even more money from us for a OS that actually doesn't deserve them. I just hope there will be a one-time-buy option too. And they sould also make it so I can transfer my windows key to any device I want, that actually makes sense. I really don't like Microsoft's marketing strategy, it indicates that they value their customers really low, and they treat their developers badly. They actually sell a bad OS for a heck lot of money and a office suite that does everything any other suit does, for a heck lot of money too.
A lot of claims for something not even out yet. All i'm reading here is biased speculation. Nice dude.

FYI if they allowed you to transfer the windows key to any device it sort of renders it useless and they would make next to nothing.. and again fyi you can transfer any non oem windows PC key to any PC but it can only be activated on one device at one time. All other installs with the key become non genuine.Quote
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