This was revealed by Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s Chief Operating Operator at last week’s Credit Suisse Technology Conference.
He talked about it when he was asked whether Microsoft was setting up to lose money on Windows.
“We’ve got to monetize it differently. And there are services involved. There are additional opportunities for us to bring additional services to the product and do it in a creative way,” he said.
He added that through the course of the summer and spring they’ll be announcing what that business model looks like.
It is most likely that the Windows 10 price reveal will coincide with Microsoft’s Build conference, which takes place in San Francisco from April 29 to May 1 next year.
Microsoft is no stranger to subscription models (read: Office 365), and some kind of tie-in with Office could be in the works.
Source: Trusted Reviews