When Windows 10 was first released in 2015, we also heard the term for the first time Windows as a service. On June 24, Microsoft officially announced Windows 11 as the next generation of Windows. The new operating system will be released to some users later this year.
Following the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has been running a Spring / Autumn Update program for feature updates and operating system development was aligned with Azure. But Microsoft's plan for Windows as a service probably did not go as expected.
An operating system running on millions of different hardware (with different settings) cannot run as a service. It cannot be updated easily and there will be problems with the hardware, drivers and pre-installed applications with each update. The upgrade process is not instantaneous, it is a big download and may take a long time to install.
What if Google crashes something in Gmail? In the worst case, Gmail will crash, but your computer will not crash. Millions of applications (or computers!) Could shut down if Microsoft made a mistake with Windows.
Windows 11 The new data
With Windows 11, Microsoft changes at an annual feature update rate, which means we will only have one feature update per year. This gives the company more time to test, something we had mentions many times According to Microsoft executives, the first major update will be released in the second half of next year.
Like Windows 10, Windows 11 will also continue to receive monthly cumulative updates via Patch Tuesday or Type B updates.
For those interested, Microsoft will also continue to have the optional cumulative updates for Windows 11. These optional updates will be available for testers for the first time in the Windows Insider Release Preview Channel.
Windows updates will come as they do now in Windows 10, but Microsoft says these cumulative updates will be "40% smaller." Microsoft says it is committed that in Windows 11 users will be able to expect a faster update process, reliable and productive experiences.
In addition to these quality improvements that Microsoft is currently experimenting with is a new feature that will tell you how long it will take to restart and install an update on your device.
This new feature will apply to all Windows updates. the .NET framework, Patch Tuesday and optional updates. Obviously, it will not appear for updates that do not require a system reboot.
Did the company learn?
In an earlier post we mentioned that Microsoft should cut speed and we have since proposed a new version of Windows once a year.
That's what Apple does, and Apple doesn't need "macOS as a service" to do it.
Developing ONE new version of Windows each year with six more trials will fix many more bugs. When it is stable it can be released to the public, if it is not let it be delayed for another month.
The availability of any new version of Windows as an optional free upgrade is probably required. Forcing users to constantly upgrade made them more enemies than friends. If the operating system is good, they will install it.
If the hardware or software they are using does not work properly with a new version, let everyone choose. If someone does not want to upgrade do not upgrade.
Microsoft can do it. In fact it already does. It already has a more stable version of Windows 10! If you use Windows 10 Enterprise, you can use a version of Windows for 30 months and receive security updates all year round.
The company seems to be starting to rethink the logic of hundreds of millions beta testers for its customers.