For the timed license, it's extremely likely that it will include updates to major Windows releases (Windows 11, etc) for free so long as you remain subscribed to the license. Office 365 currently operates this way.
[Edited by Neo7, 12/27/2014 12:32:38 AM]
Neo have you been told about this?
1. New additions from ECMA specifications being added (most still can't use them because they're stuck in backwards compatibility hell).
2. Redesigned F12 tools to use text on tabs instead of icons (many devs had a hard time navigating it)
3. There is a huge refactoring taking place that's aimed to increase interoperability across platforms. This was already done on Windows Phone to fix IE's horrific display of websites that were coded with modern practices (and work fine on Android and iOS). This will bring it up to speed.
Now the rumor you may have heard was a browser called "Spartan". If you've paid very close attention, there were a few job postings by Microsoft referencing this so this is a real project. What it actually is though nobody knows and is just speculation.
Ditching IE outright for a whole new engine would not go well for Microsoft at all. The majority of their customers are the enterprise sector and they need IE to power the horrific intranet websites made in the 1990s on ActiveX technology (no they won't update them). It's not really a good option for them.
The more likely thing to happen is that Microsoft forked their own code to develop a new, modern browser (rumor being this is the Spartan project). IE will still be included for legacy stuff but it will be it's own browser. This method, Microsoft is free to finally cut away at the legacy code they're forced to keep because of enterprise customers. This would be a major step forward to creating a consumer modern browser.
Curiously enough, the immersive IE (that is, the touch version of IE on Windows 8) is actually not that far off from this goal. It's a very stripped down IE that will not run any add-ons nor ActiveX at all. This gives an additional benefit of being extremely lightweight compared to the desktop version. With that in mind, if the rumor is true, I would expect to see some crazy efficiency out of Spartan which would be similar to Safari on Mac OS X.
Yes an additional MCSE supplementary course is inevitable for me.. btw have you ever tried to run dcpromo on ssd?
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