VDA Add-on for Microsoft 365 E3/E5

A VDA Add-on for Microsoft 365 E3/E5 is added to page 57 of the March 2020 Product Terms

This Subscription Licence allows Microsoft 365 E3/E5 users to access a Windows Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on dedicated servers when the users don’t have a primary device with a Qualifying Operating System – for example, users whose primary device is a thin client or a Mac. Note that these licences are only available to customers buying through an Enterprise Agreement.

Find the current Product Terms document here: http://bit.ly/MSproductterms.

Microsoft and Citrix to offer VDI in the Cloud

At the recent Citrix Synergy event it was announced that, later in 2016, Citrix will offer customers the ability to run Windows 10 in Azure!

This will be available to customers licensed with Windows SA per User and will give them the option to host their Windows 10 Enterprise Current Branch for Business images on Azure via the Citrix XenDesktop VDI solution.

As we get more concrete, specific information on the licensing rules and any restrictions around usage or deployment, we will keep you updated.

Check out the initial announcement here: http://bit.ly/1sLcoWY.

December 2015 Updates to Licensing Windows/Office on a Mac VL Brief

The “Licensing Windows and Office for Use on a Mac” Volume Licensing Brief is updated for December 2015 to include Windows SA per User and VDA per User licensing.

There’s a new question added which sums up the changes: “Can a user licensed with Windows Software Assurance per User or Windows VDA per User access Windows Enterprise on or from a Mac?”

The answer – yes, through a VDI environment, or installed locally if the Mac is licensed with Windows 7/8/8.1 Pro. Get the document here: http://bit.ly/Hkv3BM.