Microsoft already has a cloud platform called Azure. Thousands of organizations are already building and deploying their apps on this enterprise service. Back in April, a job listing revealed that Microsoft is developing a new product in which they will offer Windows as a Service. 1st and 3rd party service providers can also build on this Windows as a Service.
Job description had the following information,
We are a team focused on developing services that will power Microsoft’s ability to offer Windows as a Service. You will help will build the software platform that allow 1st and 3rd party service providers to onboard their services on to the Microsoft’s new consumer membership program. You will prototype and develop services that connect partners with consumers to offer an integrated Microsoft membership experience. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple teams within Microsoft to strive toward the common goal of delighting our customers through the membership service.
Today, another job description related to Windows as a service was spotted on Microsoft’s career site. It was for a position of software engineer who will work on Windows team to improve the client software delivery mechanism. What would it take to modify the windows start menu on every Windows user machine in less than a week? Microsoft is creating a new system that will fundamentally change the way Windows is shipping. Instead of monthly and yearly updates delivered through Windows update mechanism, Microsoft will be able to apply updates to user’s system without any major intervention in the background.
The world of software evolves at a faster and faster pace. Online services are shipping every week, why not client software? What would it take to modify the windows start menu on every Windows user machine in less than a week? To issue a video driver fix and to offer all the people who have run into issues it in less than 2 days? How do you help every developer test his changes at large scale and provide him the exact information he needs to debug obscure issues that never happen on any of his machines? If any of these problems seem interesting to you, Windows mission control might be the right place for you.
The Mission Control team is seeking a strong developer to help advance the state of client software delivery. We are creating a new system that will fundamentally change the way Windows is shipping to put the ecosystem at the center of Windows. We want every engineer to get an immediate view of how he/she is affecting the Windows ecosystem by providing qualitative and quantitative information that will allow them to take the necessary decisions in real time.