Q: (from Shawn)
Intune does comes with windows 7 pro with sa correct?
To be precise: Windows Intune comes with the upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise with the same benefits as Software Assurance.
From a Microsoft FAQ and Technet article on Windows Intune:
Windows 7 Enterprise Upgrade Rights with Software Assurance
With the upgrade rights provided by Windows Intune, you can upgrade any computer that is managed by Windows Intune and that meets the minimum Windows® 7 system requirements to Windows 7 Enterprise. Note that Windows 7 is not required to use Windows Intune; you have a choice to upgrade when you are ready, or you can use Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3, or Windows Vista.
Windows Intune also provides all the benefits of the Microsoft Software Assurance Program for Windows, including the following:
- New version rights
- TechNet Benefits through Software Assurance
- Extended hotfix support
- 24×7 problem resolution support
- Employee Purchase Program
- Training vouchers