Microsoft would be previewing a new paid service – it is a windows 10 IoT core operating service that would allow the user to manage updates across all their devices and assess the health of their devices. This new service would have a 10 year support lifespan far every version of the OS that would be released.
The windows 10 IoT core operating system would be available for free via a Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) and would receive updates – this would include new features (at least twice a year). The Windows 10 IoT would ensure that all your devices have all the security updates, fix all your bugs via the Windows long-Term Servicing channel (LTSC).
A lot of new features would not be added to the OS base so that it can be very stable and therefore minimize the risk of the service disrupting. Every two to three years, Microsoft usually release a new feature or service on the LTSC channel according to Microsoft program manager Rushmi Malaviarachchi – services that would be supported for 10 years.
FEATURES OF THE MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 IOT CORE OPERATING SYSTEM SERVICES
The devices that would be updated using the new Device Update Center (DUC) would be in your control. The devices that would get updated, whether it is the OS, device drivers, files, OEM-specific application would be all up to you.
You can also control specific updates for each device model. You can create three distinct channels so that you can control the update roll-out process and confirm the updates on a smaller subset of devices before going live. The channels would serve as preview for the test devices, early adopter for self-host devices, and general availability for production devices.
A very cool feature of the windows 10 IoT core operating system service is the ability to evaluate the trustworthiness of a device before it boots. This interesting feature is made possible via Device Health Attestation (DHA), which would validate the number of device logs and produce a DHA report. It would come along with an Azure IoT Device Management system which enables you to o yreboot, make a factory reset, or reset an unhealthy device, deny others network access to your devices and even create a service ticket.
The Windows 10 IoT Core operating system would be free for Microsoft users, while the Windows 10 IoT Core Services would be available through a paid subscription. During the preview period, the subscription price would be $0.15 per device per month. After the preview period, the subscription price would become $0.30 per device per month afterwards. Anyone can use the Windows Update services on IoT devices but for a small fee.
Internet of Things has being a revelation in the tech world and would count for over a 100 billion device getting connected over the next decade. Microsoft is getting ahead of their competitors and cashing in on this opportunity via a subscription based access to their customers with a guarantee of updates and support.