Horrible headline hides big news about Microsoft licensing.

  • http://www.computerworld.com/article/3189408/linux/windows-as-a-service-now-there-s-an-argument-for-linux.html

    The article is mostly complaining about Microsoft's new update processes, which I will acknowledge are annoying, isn't really that much worse than the broken system that was in place before the latest changes, and how that means you should switch to Linux..... Journalists, I tell ya.

    Anyway, the bit I found interesting "Additionally, Citrix has just started offering Xen Desktop Essentials. This latest Xen program enables you to manage Windows 10 remote desktops from Azure for $12 per user per month. Earlier, in 2016, Microsoft enabled some of its partners to offer enterprise editions of Windows 10 — Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 — from the cloud."

    So hosting companies now have a legitimate way to license Windows for customer use... that's huge news that I haven't heard anything on outside of this almost side note here.

  • About time. And very interesting.

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