Windows 10 Enterprise E3 available as partner delivered cloud service

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       01 Sep 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Enterprise E3 available as partner delivered cloud service

    Feedback from customers and partners is at the core of how we build Windows. Partners have been eager for us to create a partner-managed cloud service subscription offering where businesses of any size can access the latest security, management and control features found in the Enterprise edition of Windows without the need for a long-term volume licensing agreement. At our Worldwide Partner Conference back in July, we announced the Windows 10 Enterprise E3 for the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

    Starting today from $7 per user/per month, businesses of any size can purchase Windows 10 Enterprise E3 through the CSP program and take advantage of enterprise-grade security and management functionality. Windows 10 Enterprise E3 was designed for businesses that handle sensitive customer data (such as credit card or social security numbers), operate in regulated industries, or create and monetize intellectual property. These businesses need enterprise-grade security and management capabilities found in the Windows 10 Enterprise edition such as Device Guard, Credential Guard and Managed User Experience. Additionally, Windows 10 Enterprise E5, which includes all the features and functionality available in Windows 10 Enterprise E3 plus Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and advanced IT administration management functionality will be available for CSPs to start selling October 1.

    With continued technical innovation announced in the Anniversary Update customers can also move their devices to a Windows 10 Enterprise edition in just seconds via the Cloud Solution Provider program and Azure Active Directory login. The vast network of managed service providers in CSP program means more options for customers to take advantage of Windows 10 Enterprise edition as a flexible, pay-as-you-go, partner delivered managed service.

    We’re really excited that ALSO, Tech Data and Synnex are our launch partners and will have Windows 10 Enterprise E3 available to transact to their resellers on September 1. They can now deliver the full range of Microsoft enterprise offerings (including Azure, Dynamics, Office 365 and Windows) as a complete, cloud-delivered and managed service via a single customer user profile. This means business customers with limited or no in-house IT administration can work with a trusted partner in the CSP program to deliver the most secure edition of Windows to them in the same way they use Office 365 or Azure subscriptions.

    We encourage technology resellers and solution providers looking to offer Windows 10 Enterprise subscriptions to their customers to reach out to these partners for more information about signing up as CSP resellers.

    Visit our Windows for Business site to learn more about Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 in the Cloud Solution Provider program.

    Source: Windows 10 Enterprise E3 now available as a partner delivered cloud service | Windows For Your Business
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  2.    02 Sep 2016 #1

    Does anyone know how to actually activate this license? And does it require the OS to be Professional prior to activation?
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  3.    02 Sep 2016 #2

    karims said: View Post
    Does anyone know how to actually activate this license? And does it require the OS to be Professional prior to activation?
    It's a subscription service.
    Starting this fall, businesses can get enterprise-grade security and management capabilities at just $7 a seat per month for the first time through the Cloud Solution Provider channel.
    Read more at Announcing New Subscription Options for Windows 10 and Surface for Businesses | Windows Experience Blog
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  4.    02 Sep 2016 #3

    Does this subscription assume that the subscriber operates AD, DNS and other infrastructure elements? If so, I'm wondering if some enterprising resellers will offer self-serve (self-admin?) versions of such things to complete the offering. That would be a truly cloud-based Windows offering then...
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