Microsoft is offering enterprises a new volume licensing option to obtain specific versions of Microsoft's Windows Embedded 8 operating systems.
Windows Embedded licenses available to enterprises include the following:
• Windows Embedded 8 Industry Pro. A license for a fixed Windows Embedded 8 image, which adds features for industry specific devices to Windows 8. This is available as a full upgrade through Volume Licensing, as long as the customer has a qualified operating system.
• Windows Embedded 8 Industry Enterprise. A license for an enterprise edition of Windows Embedded 8 that includes
the BranchCache, Direct Access and Applocker enterprise features. It is
available through Software Assurance only.
• Windows Embedded 8 Standard Enterprise Kit. When this kit is purchased through volume licensing, the enterprise
receives a key that unlocks special features within its Windows Embedded
8 Standard operating system, including BranchCache, DirectAccess and Applocker.
Windows Embedded 8 solutions operate with existing Microsoft technologies, allowing enterprises to connect devices with their current IT infrastructures and Windows environment — all on a single platform.