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    Microsoft releases 2015's final Windows 10 preview build, promises faster pace next year

    Ed Bott article from 12/16...

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/microso...ace-next-year/

    Even though the article is about the Insider Program build, there is a Gabe Aul quote that IMO, helps to explain the push to upgrade to Window 10...

    This release is also the beginning of a big push to make "structural improvements to OneCore, which is the shared core of Windows across devices"

    This ties in to the Universal Windows Platform. The short description from MS is...

    The UWP provides a guaranteed core API layer across devices. This means you can create a single app package that can be installed onto a wide range of devices. And, with that single app package, the Windows Store provides a unified distribution channel to reach all the device types your app can run on.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib.../dn894631.aspx

    Microsoft currently charges individual developers $19 US and companies $99 US to develop and sell apps in the Windows Store.

    Then, when an app is sold, "Store Fees" are as follows...

    Store Fees. The Store Fee you owe to Microsoft for making your Apps and In-App Products available through the Store will be deducted from Net Receipts to calculate the App Proceeds payable to you in accordance with this Section 6. The Store Fee for Apps and In-App Product made available in the Store is thirty percent (30%) of Net Receipts, except for transactions subject to the Commerce Expansion Adjustment, for which the Store Fee is currently forty-three and nine-tenths percent (43.9%) of Net Receipts.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib.../hh694058.aspx

    So if you can get that rolling on as many devices as possible, that's a pretty nice revenue generator.

    Additionally, if (in theory),at the same time, you can reduce your QA costs by utilizing the Insider Program to beta test releases, and reduce your support costs by having as few "fragmented" versions of Windows (7/8/8.1/10) as possible, you're bottom line looks pretty good.

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    No wonder they are giving away W10, they'll make it up in revenue from apps, hopefully.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    No wonder they are giving away W10, they'll make it up in revenue from apps, hopefully.

    cheers, Paul
    That's why they have become so aggressive on 1 platform ( win 10 ) and I have read a couple of articles saying that MS may continue with the free upgrades after July 29 2016 if necessary ( just conjecture at this point ).

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    Stand and Deliver

    Quote Originally Posted by jwoods View Post

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib.../dn894631.aspx

    Microsoft currently charges individual developers $19 US and companies $99 US to develop and sell apps in the Windows Store.

    Then, when an app is sold, "Store Fees" are as follows...

    Store Fees. The Store Fee you owe to Microsoft for making your Apps and In-App Products available through the Store will be deducted from Net Receipts to calculate the App Proceeds payable to you in accordance with this Section 6. The Store Fee for Apps and In-App Product made available in the Store is thirty percent (30%) of Net Receipts, except for transactions subject to the Commerce Expansion Adjustment, for which the Store Fee is currently forty-three and nine-tenths percent (43.9%) of Net Receipts.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib.../hh694058.aspx
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    David, isn't that Apple (perhaps as well as!)?

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    There can only be ONE

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