Microsoft is working on a new service that will make it easier for professionals to procure, provision, and manage Windows 10 devices. It is essentially a desktop-as-a-service offering: the “Microsoft Managed Desktop” will let customers lease a Windows 10 device that's automatically provisioned for them and have the operating system kept up-to-date and more for a single monthly fee. As anyone who's been watching Windows 10 feature updates knows, many IT pros are unhappy about Microsoft's twice-yearly feature updates to the OS. They have seen updates break compatibility with things they didn't anticipate. They've seen Microsoft post and pull patches and updates to these releases, making deployment a nightmare. Windows as a service has been a rocky (or substitute your expletive of choice) road for many.