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This licensing brief can help you determine whether certain devices fit the definition of a "Qualified Device" under applicable Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements and enrollments, such as the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA). The Qualified Device definition was revised in October 2012 and clarifies what a Qualified Device is and what "managing" a device means. The revised language only applies to customers who sign agreements or enrollments after October 1, 2012. However, the new language does not change licensing policies or terms, and customers with earlier agreements or enrollments can still refer to them to help guide them and easily determine what devices are included as qualified devices. br>
This new brief reflects the definitions of "Qualified Device" and "Management for Qualified Devices" as revised in October 2012.
What Are Qualified Devices? (PDF, 421 KB)
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