Organisations understandably have lots of questions about Microsoft Volume Licensing for Windows 8.
Our local licensing experts can field all your concerns, helping you understand your options for Windows 8 licensing and new features of the operating system you can leverage at your organisation.
Plus, you'll learn how Software Assurance gives you more mobility and BYOD rights.
Volume licensing for Windows 8 is built upon Microsoft's existing Software Assurance model and maintains the same use rights. Volume licensing for Windows 8 includes no additional licensing requirements or increases in price. There are, however, two new features for organisations seeking more mobility or a Bring Your Own Device program through volume licensing for Windows 8: the Companion Subscription License (CSL) and Windows To Go.
Companion Subscription License (CSL): Organisations engaging in a Bring Your Own Device program that allow employees to bring a non-Windows device to work will require this additional license. Users operating companion PCs or companion Windows RT tablets will not need this license.
The CSL allows a total of four non-Windows mobile devices to be used per licensed user. CSLs can be tacked onto Windows 8 Professional Upgrade with Software Assurance, Windows Software Assurance (SA), Virtual Desktop Access or Intune licenses.
Windows To Go: This new feature essentially allows users to use their corporate desktop outside of work or at home, online or off, with a USB drive. Windows To Go also allows users to keep business-critical data off their other devices – once the USB drive is removed, the data is removed too, making this an option for BYOD scenarios. Organisations can get access to Windows to Go through Windows SA and a Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) license.
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