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Free Windows 10 Upgrade through CSP

In Announcements, Cloud, Licensing

Are your customers still running windows 7 or 8.1 and missing out on the free upgrade to Windows 10? Well, the good news is that Microsoft has just announced a new way for these users to upgrade at no additional cost.

Customers that subscribe to Windows 10 Enterprise E3 or E5 or Secure Productive Enterprise E3 or E5 through Crayon 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. This means that 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.

Quite simply, this is the perfect time for resellers to approach customers who are still running Windows 7 or 8.1 and inform them of the great flexibility and upgrade options Microsoft CSP can offer. When combined with the user friendly Crayon Cloud-iQ portal, adding licenses for 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.