Not all Microsoft licensing programs are created equal. This past January, Microsoft announced that customers who subscribed to Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 as well as Secure Productive Enterprise E3 and E5, can now upgrade their Windows 8 and Windows 7 devices to Windows 10 without the need to purchase upgrade licenses. This is only available through CSP channel.
Last July, Microsoft made the announcement that allowed CSP partners the ability to provide a subscription to Windows 10 Enterprise Edition as part of a managed service. Now adding the ability to upgrade older Windows versions at no additional costs is another benefit notch in the CSP belt.
To provision this solution, end customers must purchase Windows cloud subscription from one of the authorized CSP partners.
More changes ahead! Stay tuned!
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