Gartner Research

Minimize Windows Licensing Costs for BYOD and VDI Outside of EA

Published: 04 February 2016

ID: G00281194

Analyst(s): Michael Silver


Microsoft's user-based Windows and Office licensing makes VDI and BYOD easier to license, but is still costly, and hard to manage and prove compliance. Endpoint computing and procurement managers must recognize the licensing implications of their choices to ensure economic viability of projects.

Table Of Contents


  • Understand Licensing Costs Before Deciding to Do VDI or BYOD
  • Balance the Licensing Cost With Asset Tracking Complexity
  • Questions That May Need to Be Answered

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