Microsoft offers free Windows 7 extended security update

Customers of Enterprise Solution and Enterprise Agreement will enjoy active subscriptions to Microsoft 365 E5, Windows 10 E5 and to Microsoft 365 E5 Security. Furthermore, they also become entitled to Window 7 Extended Security Updates for a year and with no additional charge.

Reports suggest the promotional offer will run from June 1, 2019 until December 31, 2019. In addition, the promotion will be valid for Government E5 SKUs, with an exception of Education E5 SKUs.

September last year, Microsoft announced it would offer a free and continuing security update for Windows 7 to businesses through January 2023. In addition, the announcement said it won’t offer free updates of Windows 7 security after January 14, 2020.

Furthermore, Windows officials also announced that Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESUs) will be sold on per-device with an increasing price every year. Such ESUs will be available to Windows 7 Enterprise users and to any Windows 7 Professional.

In addition, Office 365 ProPlus will also run on devices with Windows 7 Extended Security Updates through January 2023.

The announcement also said Microsoft will offer Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) customers with Windows 7 ESUs for no additional charge for a period of three years, an offer seen as a part of WVD licensing fees.

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Shreyas Tanna

Shreyas Tanna

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