Windows 8 Pricing Released
Windows has released the pricing for Windows 8, as well as the retail editions that will be available immediately upon release October 26, 2012, twelve days from now.
Disk Based Installation
Pricing will vary, but on the low-end of retail, this will be the prices you can expect to pay for disk based installation.
- Windows 8 Professional Upgrade – $69.99 (save $130)
- Windows 8 Pro Pack – Product Key Card (no media) – $69.99 (save $30)
- Windows 8 (Full Version) – OEM $99.99
- Windows 8 Pro (Full Version) – OEM $139.99
The two OEM products are available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Because of the limitation of memory as well as using 64-bit programming.
Cloud Based Management with Windows Intune
Cloud based management including being able to scan for viruses and having hardware and software inventories, as well as an easy interface to roll-out Windows Updates from a central location is offered with Windows Intune. Boasting an always-on stateful malware and virus protection, Windows Intune comes with a license for Windows 8 Enterprise. The pricing model is monthly subscription, and the price is $11 per month.
One of the benefits of windows Intune is the remote management.
Another benefit is that you will be able to support your mobile users seamlessly and be able to have IT staff be able to sign-in and fix computers remotely, roll-out updates, and purge malware and viruses. BitLocker provides additional protection for data by allowing the encryption of entire hard-drives, which makes the Intune platform a must for businesses with sensitive, and expensive data.
When you are considering any upgrade to Windows 8, you can call us for more information and we can get started immediately. Call us now at 646-853-0573.