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Microsoft Wants to Move to "Microsoft Managed Desktop"

     
8:40 pm on Jul 30, 2018 (gmt 0)

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It seems Microsoft is keeń for us to change from owning our own desktop to a rented version with reawakening the idea of Microsoft Managed Desktop.

How do you feel about the idea of no longer owning the desktop, and simply renting it, in the same way as Office 365 apps, such as Word and Excel, are subscriptions.

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9:08 pm on July 30, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I feel like I'm much closer to permanently moving to Linux.
10:37 pm on July 30, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Seen this coming ( and said so at the time ) since they gave away win 10..and tried to backport the snoopyness to 7 and 8 via the "updates" to those older versions..

Moved those peoples machines ( which connect to the net ) which I look after, to Linux as soon as it became obvious ( around the time of win8's launch ) that MS were eyeing Adobe's invigorated profits since Adobe moved to subscription and "cloud".

MS should have made a success of their various winphones, instead of which they made a total cluster**ck of their chances at mobile, and mobile phone use is where all the eyeballs are, except those of businesses and webmasters. Enterprise customers are not likely to take kindly to the idea of renting their ( in many cases ) customised ( by their sysadmins ) versions of winfoo, especially as the "authentification servers" at MS are known for suddenly declaring genuine installs of MS products to be fake.

Redhat ( amongst others) will appreciate the boost to business as MS business customers start exploring the alternatives..Apple too..
11:05 pm on July 30, 2018 (gmt 0)

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This is not going to go over well in some enterprise environments. They're going to have to continue to offer the OS without this managed option or they're going to scare off all the system administrators. I could see the attraction for smaller outfits without IT departments, but I don't see how this would fly in a traditional environment.
1:36 am on July 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I'm with LifeinAsia above.
I feel like I'm much closer to permanently moving to Linux.

Yep for Browsers, mail, downloads...

All else?

I might go back to trouble free Windows XP totally divorced from the internet.
2:22 am on July 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Wasn't there a froofraw a few versions back when they tried to forcibly integrate the whole OS with MSIE?