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How to Quantify the Changing Value of Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5, 2018 Update

Published: 17 August 2018

ID: G00363806

Analyst(s): Stephen Kleynhans, Stephen White, Michael Silver, John Girard, Peter Firstbrook


Windows Enterprise E3 features have changed considerably since our last update, and an E5 SKU has been added. I&O leaders responsible for endpoint computing should use this model to weigh the benefits against the cost of these products.

Table Of Contents


  • Benefits and Features of Windows Enterprise E3/E5
  • Methodology for Feature Valuation
  • Feature Details and Value Calculation
    • New Version Upgrade Rights
    • Windows 10 Enterprise
    • Use Rights
    • Use Rights (Formerly Part of MDOP)
    • Enterprise Benefits
  • Features Eliminated Since the Last Update

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