Under what scenarios should my customer purchase Windows 10 Enterprise E3 through Volume Licensing program?

The Windows 10 Enterprise E3 in CSP program is an upgrade offering that provides small- and medium-sized organizations easier, more flexible access to the benefits of Windows 10 Enterprise edition, whereas Microsoft Volume Licensing programs and Software Assurance are broader in scope and provide benefits beyond access to Windows 10 Enterprise edition.

Other reasons that a customer might want to purchase through software assurance is when the customer needs:
1. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure right
2. Downgrade right

 

 

Windows 10 E3 in CSP

Windows 10 Enterprise with Software Assurance

Pricing

US$7 / AU$8.90

US$219 (2 years) to $317 (3 years)

License type

Per User

 Per device or per user (depending on program)

Devices per seat

5

1–5 (depending on program)

Commitment 1 year Up to 3 years

1 year (no penalty for early termination)

Up to 3 years

Billing cycles

Monthly

Annual

Seat minimum

1

 5–250 (depending on program)

Qualifying operating system

Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update Edition
Free upgrade from Windows 7, 8

Windows Pro Edition  (versions: XP, Vista, 7, 8)

Partner managed seat assignment

Yes

No

License activation Digital license

Digital license based on Azure AD identity

MAK or KMS keys

Downgrade rights

No

Yes

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack

No

Yes

Microsoft support and training benefits

No

Yes

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure rights

No

Yes