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Licensing for virtual desktops

As an alternative to installing Windows 11 Enterprise and the Microsoft 365 Apps locally, an organization could choose to deploy virtual desktops so that the desktops themselves are running on a server and delivered to a user’s device. Users licensed…

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Using Windows

A Microsoft 365 E3/E5 licensed user can run Windows 11 Enterprise E3/E5 locally on devices that have a Qualifying Operating System, as detailed in the Windows 11 (xxx) section.

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License assignment rules

There are no restrictions as to who can be assigned a Microsoft 365 E3/E5 license – the licensed user does not have to be the primary user of any device, for example. However, they can only run Windows 11 Enterprise…

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MICROSOFT 365 PLANS FOR ENTERPRISE USERS

Microsoft 365 Enterprise was launched in July 2017 as the new name for a collection of products previously called Secure Productive Enterprise, and before that called the Enterprise Cloud Suite. Today we have Microsoft 365 E3 and E5 for enterprise…

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From SA licenses

Customers who have bought a Windows 11 Enterprise device license and have active Software Assurance have been able to purchase Windows 11 Enterprise E3 or E5 From SA User SLs in an Enterprise Agreement to move to Windows 11 Enterprise…

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Add-on licenses (To-cloud) 

Customers who have bought a Windows 11 Enterprise device license and have active Software Assurance can purchase Windows 11 Enterprise E3 or E5 Add-on User SLs to “userfy” their Windows 11 licensing. This means in an Enterprise Agreement, for example,…

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Step-up licenses 

There are a couple of Step-up licenses available for customers who need to move to a higher edition of the software. As usual, check the Product Terms and the relevant price list for exact availability:

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Windows 11 in Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 E3/E5 Customers who acquire Microsoft 365 E3 User SLs have rights to Windows 11 Enterprise E3, and customers with Microsoft 365 E5 have rights to Windows 11 Enterprise E5, following all the rules detailed in this section. Microsoft…

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Copilot in Windows 11

Copilot is an AI assistant which helps users to (for example) find information, ask questions, and generate new content through a chat-based interface. It’s actually a public web service available to all users on copilot.microsoft.com but is then made available…

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