Windows 7 Enterprise Edition 'Software Assurance/Volume Licensing' explained

Microsoft released Windows 7 RTM for MSDN & TechNet customers, and now starting August 7th, Software Assurance/Volume License customers’ll be able to download the Windows 7 Enterprise Edition as well. In addition, Microsoft also planning an Enterprise Edition Evaluation version to be released in the near future. To ensure there’s no confusion, here’s few points to clarify: -While you may […]

Microsoft released Windows 7 RTM for MSDN & TechNet customers, and now starting August 7th, Software Assurance/Volume License customers’ll be able to download the Windows 7 Enterprise Edition as well. In addition, Microsoft also planning an Enterprise Edition Evaluation version to be released in the near future. To ensure there’s no confusion, here’s few points to clarify:

-While you may evaluate Windows 7 Enterprise for 90 days from the Volume License Web site, in order to deploy it into production now, you need to’ve an active Windows Client licenses covered by Software Assurance.
-If you don’t have Software Assurance, you should work with your local account representative or Large Account Reseller to purchase the licenses. As of September 1st you’ll be able to purchase product Volume License upgrades to Windows 7 Pro and be able to order the media for Windows 7 Enterprise available to Software Assurance customers.

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