In a widely anticipated move, Microsoft announced last week that its newly launched operating system, Windows 10, will be provided as a free upgrade to the users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Operating Systems group (OSG), Microsoft announced during the January 21, 2015 Windows 10 event keynote that “for the first year after Windows 10 is available, we will be making a free upgrade to Windows 10 available to all devices running Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.” Both Satya Nadella and Terry Myerson stated during their addresses that Windows 10 marks the beginning of “Windows-as-a-Service”. This, coupled with the announcement of a free upgrade from Windows 7 / 8.1 to Windows 10 only for the first year of it becoming generally available, could imply that Microsoft intends to move Windows to a yearly subscription model, as it has done with Office 365.
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