Posted by: kurtsh | December 23, 2011

DOWNLOAD: Windows 7 & Optimized Desktop Volume Licensing Guide


Wanna know how Windows 7 is licensed?  Here’s a 17 page guide that goes over OEM licensing vs Volume License Upgrades, Virtualized Desktops, Professional vs Enterprise, Step-ups, etc.:

The Windows® 7 operating system (OS) will help business users around the world become more productive and will help IT departments enhance security and control and streamline PC management.

Microsoft® Volume Licensing solutions provide the most flexible, cost effective way to give your organization access to the latest Windows desktop technologies. Whether your business wants to upgrade to Windows 7, have access to advanced technologies like Windows 7 Enterprise and the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, or deploy emerging virtualization scenarios, there is a Volume Licensing program that is right for your organization.

This document provides an overview of the products available through Volume Licensing, information about the products that are eligible for upgrades, and the key choices you have for utilizing Windows in your organization.

This document is for descriptive informational purposes only and is not meant to replace or override other licensing documentation such as the Windows 7 End User License Agreement, Product Use Rights, Product List, or Licensing Briefs that will be available at with the launch of Windows 7.


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