1. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       19 May 2015 #1

    Recap of the latest key Windows 10 announcements


    Over the last few weeks there have been some exciting announcements from the Windows team on the path to Windows 10 launch, so we want to highlight some of the these for you and ensure you have access to all the publicly available resources, available at the Partner Marketing Centre.

    Last week we introduced the Windows 10 Editions, designed to address the specific needs of consumers to small business to the largest enterprises.

    • Windows 10 Home for consumers and BYOD scenarios, available under the free upgrade
    • Windows 10 Pro for small and lower mid-size businesses, available under the free upgrade
    • Windows 10 Enterprise for Mid-size and large enterprises, available under VL
    • Windows 10 Educationdesigned to meet the needs of schools – teachers, students, staff, and administrators, available under VL
    • Windows 10 Mobile for consumer, small, mid-size and large enterprises and academic institutions, available under OEM
    • Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise for mid-size and large enterprises with IoT scenarios, available under OEM (IoT), VL

    For more details, read the blog post and view the video of the Windows 10 for Licensing webinar available now on demand on MPN: http://aka.ms/Windows_10_Learning_Series. You'll need your MPN login to access.

    Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer
    There's been a lot of talk about Windows 10 being a free upgrade. For many customers, that will be true for the first year. So let's confirm the details:

    • Microsoft will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices in the first year. After the first year, upgrades will be paid via boxed product and VL Upgrades.
    • Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 7 Home Basic and Home Premium devices upgrade to Windows 10 Home
    • Windows 8/8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate devices upgrade to Windows 10 Pro
    • If upgraded within the first 12 months following launch, the device will receive ongoing Windows 10 updates for free for the life of that device
    • Excludes Windows Enterprise and RT devices
    • The free Windows 10 upgrade is delivered through Windows Update; domain-joined machines can manually get the update via Windows Update. The upgrade cannot be deployed through WSUS.

    Windows Update for Business
    At Ignite, we announced the free Windows Update for Business service, available for all Windows Pro and Windows Enterprise devices, designed to help organisations keep their Windows devices always up to date with the latest security and features. In case you missed it, check out the blog, Announcing Windows Update for Business for what the service will provide.

    //BUILD News
    Announcements from the developer event included the new Microsoft Edge web browser, Continuum for phones and how Windows 10 will empower all developers and their code to develop for one billion Windows 10 devices, including iOS and Android. Four new SDKs will enable developers to start with an existing code base and distribute their app through the Windows Store. The 4 code bases are: Web sites, .NET and Win32, Android and iOS. Watch the full keynote on demand here. And register now to join us at Build Tour Sydney on Monday June 1st to get face-to-face time with Microsoft Technical Experts. Register now

    And remember, if you’d like to help shape the future of Windows and contribute to Windows 10, and haven't already joined, please join the Windows Insider Program, where you can download the latest technical previews of Windows 10 and provide us valuable feedback.
    Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/auspartners/...uncements.aspx
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,465
    Windows 10
       19 May 2015 #2

    Thanks for the info, makes it a bit clearer to me about upgrades

    Dumb question, but what are VL Upgrades (volume licensing?)

    just not sure about after the first year, it's via a boxed version only, so no online upgrade, does the VL Upgrade relate to home users?
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,453
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       19 May 2015 #3

    That's correct. VL = Volume license for Enterprise

    Nope. VL wouldn't apply to home users with a retail or OEM license instead.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,465
    Windows 10
       19 May 2015 #4

    Thanks, My 8.1 machine is just ready and waiting for that upgrade message to come through
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  5.    19 May 2015 #5

    I'm glad I'm using Windows 7 Pro now, as it looks like I'll be upgraded to 10 Pro and will be able to control when I get the updates (I hope).
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  6. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,212
    Windows 10 IoT
       20 May 2015 #6

    Brds7t7 said: View Post
    I'm glad I'm using Windows 7 Pro now, as it looks like I'll be upgraded to 10 Pro and will be able to control when I get the updates (I hope).
    Just having Pro may not be enough to have control over updates, you may also need to have access to Windows Update For Business. Looking at several articles on this I get the impression that Consumers won't get a choice and Enterprise customers will. I could be wrong but that's what it sounds like to me.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       20 May 2015 #7

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Just having Pro may not be enough to have control over updates, you may also need to have access to Windows Update For Business. Looking at several articles on this I get the impression that Consumers won't get a choice and Enterprise customers will. I could be wrong but that's what it sounds like to me.
    Oh Great I'm on someones ignore list. . .and to think I in great company with Kari. . .Thanks for the boost in moral. . .. . .I don't ignore anyone I read everyone whether I like their posts or not, I can still learn something even if my head is mass from strokes. . .enjoy. . .
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  8.    20 May 2015 #8

    • If upgraded within the first 12 months following launch, the device will receive ongoing Windows 10 updates for free for the life of that device
    What does that mean exactly?
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  9. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,212
    Windows 10 IoT
       20 May 2015 #9

    swarfega said: View Post
    What does that mean exactly?
    It means Windows 10 is free on that device until it reaches end of life and dies. There will be no fee's for updates after the 12 month period expires.

    EDIT: I also interpret that to mean, that when that device dies, the license for Windows 10 tied to that device dies with it.
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