Before the launch of Windows 10 there were a lot of rumors about plans to turn Windows into a subscription service.
It seems some of this is materializing now as Microsoft announced a new subscription-based offer for enterprises. Starting this fall, the software giant will start offering Windows 10 Enterprise E3 subscriptions for $7 a month per user, as an alternative to the traditional bulk full licenses.
Today, we are announcing Windows 10 Enterprise E3 in CSP. Starting this fall, businesses can get enterprise-grade security and management capabilities at just $7 a seat per month for the first time through the Cloud Solution Provider channel.
CSP partners will be able to provide a subscription to Windows 10 Enterprise Edition as part of a managed service offering, which is ideal for businesses who do not have dedicated IT resources or limited IT staff, and want their licensing and IT needs managed by a trusted and experienced partner.
The enterprise subscription program will extend to hardware too, Microsoft says it also plans to offer the Surface as a service program.
Full details at the Windows Blog.