Microsoft Windows 7 extended support is ending January 14, 2020. Microsoft announced that they will offer paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023. The Windows 7 ESU will be sold on a per-device basis and the price will increase each year. Windows 7 ESUs will be available to all Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise customers in Volume Licensing, with a discount to customers with Windows Software Assurance, Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education subscriptions. In addition, Office 365 ProPlus will be supported on devices with active Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023. This means that customers who purchase the Windows 7 ESU will be able to continue to run Office 365 ProPlus.
Microsoft announced a series of changes across the program and product portfolio. These changes are to provide unique offers that support customer digital transformation. These changes are linked to offer pricing and discounting.
On October 1st, 2018, Microsoft will adjust pricing for its licensing programs. There will also be price adjustments to on-premises and cloud products. Continue reading Microsoft program and pricing adjustments
Microsoft announces that from September 2017 the Microsoft Windows 10 servicing branches will be updated. The Long Term Servicing Branch is renamed the Long Term Servicing Channel and both the Current Branch and Current Branch for Business are replaced with the Semi Annual Channel.
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Microsoft introduces a new edition of Windows 10 Pro – Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. It’s a high-end edition for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet the demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads. It will be available later in the year as part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
For further information about Microsoft Windows 10 Pro for Workstations please click here: https://blogs.windows.com/business/2017/08/10/microsoft-announces-windows-10-pro-workstations/#0Flc6AwlqTMhZ2Pt.97.
Microsoft announces Windows 10 S – a version of Windows 10 Pro that is, in Microsoft’s words, “optimized for security and performance”. It does this by working only with apps from the Windows Store and having Edge as its default browser. You can pay to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 Pro through the Windows Store at any time, but you can’t then go back to Windows 10 S.
To find out more about Microsoft Windows 10 S, please visit the FAQ page: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4020089/windows-10-s-faq
Microsoft will be increasing the Windows Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) prices by 14% effective January 1, 2017. This reflects the continued innovation being delivered in Windows 10 that improves the security, the connectivity, and the productivity scenarios.
Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) Upgrade 2016 is launching on October 1st 2016. This is the LTSB release for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. New Buyout Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) are also being launched that provide the LTSB 2016 edition for customers who buy-out of their Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS) for Windows 10 Enterprise.
“Welcome to Windows 10” Promo originally ran from November 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016 but has been extended to June 30, 2016 Continue reading Microsoft Windows 10 Promo extended until June 30, 2016