Microsoft Windows 8 is out, and with it comes an excellent Step Up promotion. This promotion will run from Nov 1 2012 through to Jan 31 2013. It includes a 40% discount on Open Value Agreement and Open LicenseAgreement with Software Assurance (SA) Volume Licensing Programs, and a 15% discount on Open License Agreement without SA. More about Microsoft Licensing here.
Simply put? That’s a 40% discount on Windows 8 Enterprise Edition with the benefits of SA, and a 15% discount on Windows 8 Pro without the benefits of SA.
Windows 8 Enterprise edition includes premium features designed to meet the mobile productivity, security, manageability, and virtualization needs of today’s businesses. These features include Windows To Go, DirectAccess, BrancheCache, AppLocker, and VDI Enhancements.
Software Assurance includes the right to Enterprise editions, flexible use rights, and other benefits including end-user and IT training and 24×7 support. Customers with Software Assurance also have the option to purchase MDOP with App-V, and other virtualization management products.
WARNING: With Microsoft Windows XP reaching end of support on April 8th, 2014, it is important that you move to a new version of Microsoft Windows desktop operating system, and the Step Up Promotion to Windows 8 Offer provides the perfect solution.
You can take advantage of the Windows 8 Promo and still deploy Windows 7 under downgrade rights. You can then deploy Windows 8 when it suits you.