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That annual fee gives them a slew of enterprise features and usage rights that consumers and small businesses don't need and certainly won't pay for.The trouble with Microsoft's Volume Licensing program is that it's devilishly complicated and pretty much out of reach of smaller companies that could benefit from the features in Windows Enterprise edition but don't have the expertise or the size to justify an Enterprise Agreement.
That seems to be a pretty firm denial, but when I pressed for additional details I got a polite but firm, "No further comment." Running this mysterious tool does nothing, and inspecting the file itself seems to confirm that it's related to enterprise licensing, with one tantalizing reference to a registry value called Allow Windows Subscription.Most of the information related to the product has vanished from Microsoft's website, but I did find one archived PDF file from 2012 that confirms those details: In support forums early last year, Microsoft confirmed that the option to purchase an Intune subscription with the Windows 8.1 Enterprise OS has been "retired," and the alternative is an Enterprise Agreement, only suitable for companies with 250 or more employees.In another document from late 2012, I found this description of the Microsoft Online Subscription Program (MOSP): The Microsoft Online Subscription Program (MOSP) is a subscription-based Microsoft Volume Licensing program for organizations with five or more users that want to subscribe to, activate, provision, and maintain services seamlessly and affordably.MOSP is very flexible and is ideal for any type of organization that wants to add online services to its portfolio.Most of the products on that list are firmly established subscription offerings now: Office 365, the Azure platform, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.Rather, Microsoft is continuing to support Windows Embedded Industry for another five years until April 2019.
Previously called Windows Embedded POSReady, this OS is a special version of Windows XP designed for use in industrial systems, such as cash registers and ATMs.
There's clearly a market for a subscription upgrade that gives small companies access to Enterprise features.
But for now, at least, we'll have to wait for an official announcement (or more leaks) about what this mysterious file is for.
While most of us have long since consigned Windows XP to the Recycle Bin of history, there are still plenty of PCs out there running Microsoft's long-since-defunct operating system.
But if the recent swathe of ransomware attacks which have brought the NHS and companies across the globe to a standstill tell us anything, it's that Windows XP has become something of a liability.
Poking around elsewhere in build 14376 turns up only a few references to servicing packages named Microsoft-Client-License-Platform-Upgrade-Subscription-Package.