The free Windows 10 upgrade offer doesn’t extend to Enterprise

The free Windows 10 upgrade offer doesn’t extend to Enterprise

Everyone got excited when it was announced at the Windows 10 event that users of Windows 7 and 8 would be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free for one year. Unfortunately, Windows 10 for Enterprise customers won’t be able to partake in all the freeness.

Microsoft’s General Manager of security, Jim Alkove wrote in a post about the security of the upcoming Windows 10 for Enterprise:

Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise are not included in the terms of free Windows 10 Upgrade offer we announced last week…

Bummer. But if you’re using Windows 10 for Enterprise, you probably shouldn’t be too surprised. Microsoft is in the business of making money off businesses.

The good news is that companies will be able to control how updates are deployed. This is something that’s great when you’re managing a huge staff and a feature update could bring the current workflow to a screeching halt.

Businesses will still receive critical security updates, but IT departments will be able to control over internal distribution of updates.

➤ Windows 10 for Enterprise: More secure and up to date [Microsoft]

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