Windows 10 Shift to Subscription Software Licensing Model Affirms Industry Trend

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by | July 23, 2015

While the upcoming release of Microsoft® Windows 10 (scheduled for July 29th, 2015) comes with many new and exciting features, one of the most significant changes is in how the software is being sold.

Historically Microsoft has offered their flagship operating system in a perpetual software license model – where software is sold in a one-time purchase. Windows 10 is uprooting that approach as it shifts to a subscription license model, whereby the software is licensed and paid for on a recurring basis.

Venture Beat recently discussed several implications of the change in a recent article, “Windows 10 Will Get Automatic Updates for 10 Years,” including how product updates are impacted by the new model:



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