Windows 10 Enterprise is now available on a subscription basis
Microsoft introduced a monthly subscription charge for Windows 10 enterprise users. Windows 10 EnterpriseThe new pricing tier is called ‘Windows 10 Enterprise E3’ and costs $7 per user per month.
The Windows 10 Enterprise E3 is a perfect solution for companies that need to protect sensitive information on their devices. The subscription security features include Device Guard, Credential Guard and Managed User Experience. Device Guard locks down Windows 10 devices to make sure they only use trusted applications whereas Credential Guard runs virtualisation to limit access to authorisations stored by Windows 10.
Microsoft said: “Windows 10 Enterprise E3 was designed for businesses that handle sensitive customer data (such as credit card or social security numbers), operate in regulated industries, or create and monetize intellectual property”.
The Windows 10 Enterprise E3 is available from Microsoft’s approved cloud service partners and can be purchased as a part of a full Microsoft subscription stack that also includes Azure, Dynamics Office 365 and Windows.
A Microsoft spokesperson told PC World that the company is not planning to pass down the subscription to consumers at this stage: “This new subscription model is not associated with our current upgrade offering or applicable to the Windows 10 consumer edition”.