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For customers using SUNDE VDI solutions and those interested in deploying SUNDE VDI technology should apt for a different set of licensing issues. Microsoft had proposed few changes in licensing of virtual desktops, where Windows Virtual Enterprise Centralized Desktop (Windows VECD) and Windows VECD for Software Assurance (SA) would not be included. Customers interested in deployment of SUNDE VDI solutions are required to purchase windows VDA license. Users intending to use PC’s covered under SA can access VDI desktops without additional cost.

Clients preferring the use of SUNDE zero client for VDI solutions should purchase the Windows VDA in order to access a Windows VDI desktop. At retail, Windows VDA costs $100 per year, per device which denotes the total number of VDA licenses is equal to the total number of zero clients and other non SA devices.

While deploying zero clients for VDI from SUNDE, the required licenses mentioned above must be purchased from Microsoft Windows. It is significant to note that Microsoft’s license policy varies between countries and SUNDE users are requested to refer to their local Microsoft’s partners before purchase.

For more information on licensing Windows client operating systems with virtual machine technologies, refer to the licensing brief titled: “Licensing Windows for Virtual Desktops” and “VDA Brochure