Licensing brief: Licensing Windows Embedded 8
Applies to all Volume Licensing programs
Enterprises turn to Windows Embedded to power industry devices that delight their customers by providing unique and differentiated
user experiences and help them gain competitive advantage by monitoring, assessing, reporting, predicting, and uncovering
intelligence throughout their businesses.
What’s new in this brief
- Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise edition is available as an upgrade license through Volume Licensing; it is no longer a Software Assurance benefit. This aligns to the changes made to Windows desktop effective March 2014.
- Only Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise edition is eligible for Software Assurance. Therefore, customers who want Software Assurance can purchase the Windows Embedded 8.1 Enterprise Upgrade with Software Assurance.