Microsoft is tweaking its line-up of Windows versions for business users that revolve around its Software Assurance licensing program.

Microsoft is going to make Windows Enterprise available to those without Software Assurance coverage for the first time. Previously, only those volume licensees with Software Assurance (SA) were able to buy Windows Enterprise. Now there will be a new Windows Enterprise Edition SKU, or version, available to anyone willing to pay for it, according to one of my sources, who requested anonymity.

Microsoft also is ending the ability to attach Software Assurance to Windows Professional, another of its business SKUs, according to the same anonymous tipster
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