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Windows 7 Extended Support Update Packages Pricing

Just a few of days ago (Sep 6, 2018)  Microsoft announced Windows 7 Extended Support Upgrade (ESU) where businesses can now pay to extend Windows 7 Security Updates Beyond January 14, 2020.  (See summary of announcement here )

Although pricing was not revealed,    the blog post announcement,  authored by Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Office and Windows Marketing stated:

“[T]oday we are announcing that we will offer paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023. The Windows 7 ESU will be sold on a per-device basis and the price will increase each year,”

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Microsoft announcement: WaaS and Windows 7

Update:  Windows 7 Extended Support Update Packages Pricing

There was a very significant announcement that was made public today.

Summary of announcement:

  1. Longer Windows 10 servicing for enterprises and educational institutions moving from 18 month cycle to  a 30 month cycle. (per version)
  2. Windows 7 Extended Security Updates:  Microsoft will offer paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023.
    1. Not sure about the price yet, but this option essentially extends the support deadline for Windows 7 by 3 years provides organizations with three additional years of security updates.  The paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESUs) will be sold on a per-device basis, with the price increasing each year.
  3. Introduction of Desktop Analytics service which will provide insight and intelligence to make more informed decisions about the update readiness of your Windows and Office clients.
  4. Introdution of Desktop App Assurea new service from Microsoft FastTrack designed to address issues with Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus app compatibility

 

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