WINDOWS 10.

Windows 10.

Windows 10 turns your Microsoft operating system into a service, meaning that new software functionalities are no longer bundled together and made available as a new version, but are provided to the user at much shorter intervals via smaller updates.

 

The advantages of Windows 10 include:
  • Intelligent security
  • Simplified updates
  • Flexible management
  • Enhanced productivity

 

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Windows 10 Editions.

Windows 10 is available in the following editions and offers, in addition to the classic desktop operating systems, solutions for tablets and mobile phones plus intelligent things in tune with the IoT.

 

Full Packaged Product (FPP)
Preinstalled (OEM)
Volume licensing

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Mobile

Windows 10 IoT

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise

Windows 10 Education

Windows 10 VDA

 

 

Windows 10 deployment options.

For deployment of Windows 10 as a Service, there are three different options – Current Brand, Current Branch for Business and Long Term Service Branch. The option that a user can utilise depends on their Windows edition, licence type and volume licensing programme.

 

Option
Validity
Updated through2

Current Branch (CB)

Windows 10 Home

 

Windows Update (WU)

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Enterprise1

Windows 10 Education1

Windows Update (WU)

Windows Update for Business

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Current Branch for Business (CBB)

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Enterprise1

Windows 10 Education1

Windows Update

Windows Update for Business

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB)

Windows 10 Enterprise1

Windows 10 Education1

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

1 Requires licensing of Windows 10 with Software Assurance

2 Other systems, such as System Centre Configuration Manager, can also be used for configuration management

Volume licence programme: Licensing per device or per user.

Windows Enterprise is available under volume licence programmes where customers have the choice between licensing their operating system per device or per user.

 

A. Licensing per device

When licensing Windows Desktop Systems per device, each licence needs to be assigned to a specific device. There are two licence options here:

 

 
Upgrade licence
Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) 2

Licence type

Open-ended or limited period contract, as per contract

Subscription licence

Requirements

Basic licence required

No basic licence required

InstallationLocal installation 1

No local installation, use via VDI or Windows To Go

1 If the Windows Enterprise Upgrade Licence is purchased with Software Assurance, in addition to local installation rights, the customer also has the right to access a virtual copy of Windows via VDI or Windows To Go (WTG)

2 Includes Software Assurance rights

 

B. Licensing per user

Per-user licensing is exclusive to Windows Enterprise E3/E5 and Windows VDA and only available in the form of a user subscription licence (USL). This is assigned to a specific user who is then entitles to use Windows Enterprise on as many devices as they want. There are two versions of user licences:

 

 
Windows 10 Enterprise per User
Windows VDA per User

Licence type

Subscription licence

Subscription licence

Requirements

User must be the primary user of a dedicated device, which must have a licence for Windows 7 Pro, 8/8.1 Pro or 10 Pro

The user does not have to have a dedicated Windows device or be the main user

Installation
  • Local installation on the principle device and on additional devices of the user, as long as the principle device has a Windows 7 Pro, 8/8.1 Pro or 10 Pro.
  • Virtual Desktop Access (VDI) for all devices
  • Windows To Go for all x86 devices
  • Local installation for devices that are licensed for Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8/8.1 Pro or 10 Pro
  • Virtual Desktop Access (VDI) for all devices
  • Windows To Go for all x86 devices

 

C. Discounts with Add-on and From SA licences

There are two types of licences that take into account previous investments in SA:

  • An add-on license complements an existing device-based one with active Software Assurance. Windows 10 Enterprise E3 per-device licences can be complemented with add-ons for Windows 10 Enterprise E3 per user, E5 per user, and E5 per devices. 
  • A From SA license follows on immediately from the end of Software Assurance for Windows 10 Enterprise E3. Windows 10 Enterprise E3 per-device licences can be complemented with the From SA Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and the From SA E5 User Subscription licences. Windows 10 Enterprise E3 per-user licences can be complemented with the From SA E5 User Subscription licence.

 

 

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