THE Microsoft listed some job vacancies that indicate the development of a version of the Windows 365 with advertisements. The idea behind this new product is to make PCs cheaper, allowing users to not need to buy a device with the full license and hardware needed to run the operating system.
The vehicle ZDNetwho was also the first to find the job vacancy announcement, recalls that in April the Microsoftthrough some executives, revealed plans to leave Windows 365 more integrated to Windows “basic”. However, this finding suggests that the company’s plans for its cloud PC are much bigger.
New business model for Windows
In the announcement of vacancies, who are looking for professionals for the new Windows incubation teamthe description states that the project will develop “a new direction for the Windows experience and business model—from low-end PCs powered by ads and subscriptions”, concluding with the proposal of devices designed to work in the cloud, serving the professional and consumer segments.
O Windows 365released in 2021, is the cloud version of the company’s operating system. Microsoft. Today, it is geared towards businesses, allowing employees to access the company’s virtual PC on a variety of devices, from Macs to Linux machines.
Remote desktops, also known as remote desktops, have been around for quite some time. However, Microsoft’s proposal (visualized in the job vacancy), tends to facilitate the consumer and business access to devices — and Windows.
As operating system running all in the cloud, manufacturers can develop laptops and PCs with entry-level configurations, with the bare minimum to run a free system (like a Linux distribution). In this way, the user, whether consumer or employer, has a cheaper device, since the manufacturer will not have to negotiate the license of the Windows.
In the future, the Windows 365 for consumers it can come with a free version with ads and another paid “ad-free”, just like Spotify, Deezer and YouTube do. Or adopt the Netflix model, offering a cheaper, ad-supported plan. This model “escapes” from the standard of Microsoftwhich allows free use of your operating system — with an “Activate Windows” clearly visible on your screen.
O Windows 365 will need a fair price. A Windows 11 Home licensein the Microsoft store, is costing BRL 1,099.00 — dividing it by 12 months, it is an investment (or expense) of BRL 91.58 per month. Enterprise versions of Windows 365 cost from R$ 170.10.
“Bread paper math” moment for the signature aimed at consumers. Windows 10 spent nine years (108 months) as Microsoft’s “top of the line” OS. Those who bought the license for R$1,099.00 spent R$10.17 per month until the arrival of Windows 11 (affectionately nicknamed Windows 10 2 by some).
Even though the project is still in planning, the point is that the Microsoft will enter the subscription market more strongly. The company has already given the first steps to take the Microsoft 365 (formerly Office) to the SaaS (Software as a Service) model.