Posted by: kurtsh | December 9, 2014

RELEASE: Enterprise Cloud Suite & “Windows SA Per User licensing”

imageDid you know that we offer Windows Software Assurance licensing on a per user basis, through a new offering called the “Enterprise Cloud Suite”?

“Per User” licensing for Windows SA means that “all of a user’s devices are covered through Windows Software Assurance, including those running iOS and Android operating systems.  Only the user’s primary work PC needs to be running a qualified operating system (ex: Windows Pro).  With Windows Software Assurance per User, Windows Enterprise Edition can be delivered across the user’s devices.  This provides simpler license management by allowing you to count just the users with primary PCs instead of counting every single device.”

I’ve seen very little discussion about this – and that’s kinda surprising given how revolutionary this offering is for Microsoft.  We have in the history of Microsoft, only offered actual Windows licenses on a per device basis.  Note that this is just one component of the Enterprise Cloud Suite however it’s a very special one. 

The Enterprise Cloud Suite actually contains 3 per user licenses:

  • Office 365 E3
  • Enterprise Mobility Suite
  • Windows Software Assurance per User

For more details, check out the following references:



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