Free Windows 10 upgrade through CSP
Are your customers still running windows 7 or 8.1 and missed out on the free upgrade to Windows 10? Now Microsoft just announced a new way for these users to upgrade at no additional cost to Windows 10.
Customers that subscribe to Windows 10 Enterprise E3 or E5 or Secure Productive Enterprise E3 or E5 through Microsoft CSP will now be able to upgrade their Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices to Windows 10, without purchasing a separate upgrading license. The Windows 10 upgrade license that users will get access to for free is a perpetual license. Meaning even after the customer stops the subscription on CSP for Windows 10 Enterprise or Secure Productive Enterprise, the Windows 10 license will not expire or be revoked.
The Office 365 tenant admins with Windows 10 Enterprise or Secure Productive Enterprise CSP subscription should now see the Windows 10 upgrading option in the Home view of the Admin center. The admin will be able to share the download link, create installation media and troubleshoot the installation.
This is the perfect time for resellers to approach customer who are still running Windows 7 or 8.1 and inform them of the great flexibility and upgrade options Microsoft CSP can offer. Combined with the user friendly Crayon Cloud-iQ portal, adding licenses to users and upgrading them to Windows 10 will be like a walk in the park.
If you would like to know more, please contact your local Crayon office who will guide you through the CSP journey.