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May 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Coming soon: Windows as a service?

Microsoft is in the midst of a transition into a devices-and-services company. Now comes a report that one of the products it may be working on offering as a service is its flagship operating system: Windows.

The company is reportedly developing a pay-per-use “Windows desktop as a service” offering, codenamed Mohoro, according to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet. Foley notes that the project, from what she’s heard, will run on Windows Azure and is in a very early development phase. She offers more details here.

A Microsoft spokeswoman said the company does not comment on rumors or speculation.

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