Windows 10 Volume Licensing


Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and is designed to work with software and hardware you already have. Whether you want to upgrade your PCs to Windows 10, gain access to offerings such as Software Assurance, or use Windows with greater flexibility, there is a Microsoft Volume Licensing solution that is right for your organization.

What’s new

Introducing Windows 10
Windows 10 brings a new way of delivering Windows, with new features and functionality delivered in an incremental manner without requiring a large operating system redeployment. Active Software Assurance will enable you to receive ongoing features and functionality for Windows 10 Enterprise, along with security updates, on a regular basis. Organizations that are using Windows 10 Enterprise now have the opportunity to choose which Windows service best fits their needs. If your organization is looking for the latest innovation on an ongoing basis for a variety of devices, the Current Branch for Business is a great fit. For mission critical environments with strict change management policies, the Long Term Servicing Branch is a good choice because it offers the latest security updates—but no new features.

Windows 10 Pro free upgrade offer

For the first year of availability, many customers who currently use Windows will qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 10.
Software Assurance for the Windows desktop operating system enables flexible workstyles by providing access to Windows instances in a variety of ways across devices. With access to the offerings and use rights listed below, Software Assurance for the Windows desktop operating system provides the maximum value for your investment.

Flexible access to Windows Enterprise

One of the most valuable benefits you receive through Windows Software Assurance and Windows Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) is flexible access to Windows Enterprise. This table outlines those access rights. For full details about the access rights granted, refer to the Software Assurance Benefits section of the Microsoft Volume Licensing Product Terms.

Access Rights to Windows Enterprise:

Per User

Per Device

Software Assurance

Virtual Desktop Access

Software Assurance

Virtual Desktop Access

Local Install

Any device licensed for Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Pro or Enterprise and any Windows tablet with a diagonal screen size of 10.1 inches or less

The licensed device only

The licensed device only if also licensed for Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Pro or Enterprise

Remote Access Through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or Windows To Go

Any device

Noncorporate devices while away from the office (through Roaming Use Rights)

Software Assurance benefits

Whether you license Windows Software Assurance or Windows VDA on a per-device or per-user basis, you receive a number of benefits specific to Windows. Learn more about the unique benefits of Software Assurance for Windows.

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