News, tips, advice, support for Windows, Office, PCs & more. Tech help. No bull. We're community supported by donations from our Plus Members, and proud of it
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon
  • Organizations with Enterprise E5 and Microsoft 365 E5 licenses will get one free year of extended Win7 updates

    Posted on November 30th, 2019 at 07:18 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    To quote the official FAQ:

    Starting June 1, 2019, EA and EAS customers who have active subscription licenses for Windows 10 Enterprise E5, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 E5 Security, or Windows VDA E5 (as of January 14, 2020) receive Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) for Year 1 as a benefit. This limited-time promotion gives customers more options to continue receiving Windows 7 security updates after the end of support.

    This promotion is available only to volume licensing (VL) customers, and is not available through cloud service providers (CSP). This promotion does not apply to Academic SKUs.

    Not sure when that announcement first appeared, but it’s accurate as of Nov. 26.

    Thx @teroalhonen