New Windows 10 Use Rights
Microsoft has announced that from September 6th, corporate customers of the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program will be able to license Windows 10 Enterprise including virtualization use rights. The new licenses in the subscription allow to install Windows 10 Enterprise in a virtual machine, in Microsoft Azure, or with a qualified hosting partner.
With its new license policy, the software company facilitates the implementation of Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). So far, Windows desktops could only be provided on a dedicated hardware, which practically meant a large restriction for all CSPs, because they had to provide hardware for each of their customers.
Beginning from autumn, Microsoft will offer the following license alternatives for Windows 10:
1. Windows 10 Enterprise E3 with or without virtualization use rights
2. Windows 10 Enterprise E5 will be updated to include virtualization use rights
3. A new Windows 10 Enterprise E3 VDA offering for customers that require access to Windows VMs on non-Windows Pro devices
Corporate customers who purchase the new Microsoft 365 Enterprise (formerly known as Secure Productive Enterprise Suite) via the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program, will be automatically granted Windows 10 virtualization use rights, without extra charge.
Another new aspect are roaming rights for Windows 10: A user who has installed Windows 10 on his hardware device will be able to use it also via a virtual machine in the cloud.