School Assignment for Windows 10 LTSC

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Hello, I am a student at California State University, Fullerton. For my Principles of Marketing class, we have been assigned a group project to create a Marketing Plan for a Windows service. We chose Windows 10 LTSC, as there will be a new release in 2021. I am gathering information on the release, and I had a few questions I was hoping you could answer.


-What types of companies use Microsoft 10 LTSC?
-How does one purchase the software?
-What do you expect the pricing point to be to acquire the license?

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@carlygoldI am not sure Windows 10 LTSC is the right approach - LTSC is a limited updated version, never re 'certified' with new released hardware, LTSC is meant for specific use cases - a good thread here talks about it.  In my experience, 'Friends don't let Friends deploy LTSC' (unless use case is met!) - Check your use case....



1. any person/company can use Windows (not Microsoft) 10 LTSC edition, for variety of reasons.
some people like the fact that they don't have to upgrade their OS with new features, others might be after a Windows 10 edition with less features.


I would like to point you to this article for more info:

LTSC: What is it, and when should it be used?


2. You can get Windows 10 enterprise either preinstalled on a computer/laptop or buy it using the Microsoft 365 subscription that includes Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 which have the highest possible securities.


Enterprise editions of Windows used to be only available through Volume Licensing. Software Assurance (SA), a subscription that included upgrade rights and the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), was also part of Volume Licensing.

Software Assurance is now known as E3. E5 is the same as E3, but includes an additional security service called Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), which uses behavioral analysis and machine learning to protect Windows if antivirus fails to stop a threat.


Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 can be purchased as Software-as-a-Service on a monthly subscription plan from Microsoft Partners that participate in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program or via Volume Licensing. Additionally, there are two bundles, Secure Productive Enterprise E3 and E5, that include Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Windows 10 Enterprise.


3. the prices are plans are different:


more info in this PDF file:

Volume Licensing guide for Windows 10