So there's absolutely no sub-text regarding these changes? Is the licensing department simply just bored?
No, you're right. All of the lawyers at MS go to the big black tower in the centre of Redmond once a month, do a dance around a campfire and peer into the portal into hell where their illuminati overlords instruct them on what clever phrases to add to EULAs as part of their evil plan to somehow conquer the world.
Maybe there's subtext and maybe there isn't. But life's too short to spend your life trying to squeeze a conspiracy out of every single statement that comes out of Microsoft.