Analysts from the popular research general drew attention to new vacancies at Microsoft, which is looking for specialists to create a hybrid environment between the cloud and a primitive cheap PC. They also noticed that the original job description contained items regarding the introduction of advertising and paid subscription models. Now, these provisions have been removed from the text, but Microsoft’s intention has already been revealed.
Strictly speaking, this is not a secret at all, since Microsoft launched the Windows 365 subscription service last year, which can be run on any computer and perform tasks on a remote “cloud” resource with high computing power. It’s much cheaper than buying or renting a powerful PC, but you’ll have to watch as many ads as Microsoft managers want. They even tried to embed it in Windows 11’s File Explorer window, and also boasted about their collaboration with Netflix in the advertising business, so this is becoming a trend.
The world is entering a strange era when it is increasingly difficult for ordinary users to afford a new advanced gadget or computer. And not the last role in this is played by IT giants, who benefit from creating hybrid spaces based on cloud technologies and simple computers. In such an environment, which is proposed to be developed by new Microsoft employees, corporations will have maximum influence and control over users. And forced viewing of ads may not be the biggest evil.