Redmond is reportedly calling it's Desktop-as-a-service offering 'Microsoft Managed Desktop'.
Microsoft is putting together a desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) offering that will support Windows 10 devices, that it's reportedly calling the "Microsoft Managed Desktop".
The service will provide customers with the ability to lease a Windows 10 device, automatically provisioned for them, with the operating system regularly updated, for a single monthly fee, according to Petri.
A key difference between Microsoft's version of desktop-as-a-service from what many companies already offer under that term is the Windows 10 updating component.
Currently, Windows is updated twice a year and can sometimes cause issues with software compatibility and, as a fix, Microsoft is looking to offer the DaaS plan.
According to Peri, Microsoft posted several new positions that suggested Redmond is looking to launch a managed desktop service. The job description states that Microsoft 365 Managed Desktop is a new, per-user subscription service that enables customers with devices that can take advantage of the latest productivity tools and technologies in a secure, monitored, and supported IT environment.
There has been no official confirmation from Microsoft, but it is expected that it could introduce this service on the Surface devices initially, before slowly rolling it out across all other business devices, including desktop PCs.
It is believed that this could be a great option for users wanting stable operating systems without bugs and software incompatibility issues.