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Microsoft Windows IoT OS Products

When building dedicated device fleets, you need an operating system that can be purpose-configured with business-critical missions in mind. Bsquare helps you choose from these popular families of Microsoft software to be the lifeblood of your dedicated devices.

Windows 11 IoT Enterprise

Windows 11 IoT Enterprise has all the features of Windows 11 Enterprise, plus advanced lockdown features. Reach out to us to determine the right system for your needs and budget.

Products include: 6F6-00170, FZM-00024, FZP-00024

Windows Server IoT

Windows Server IoT is a full version of Windows Server licensed for dedicated devices, allowing you to build industry-specific solutions for security, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare, etc.

Products include: 6VC-04362, 6VC-03846, 6FA-00432

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise has all the features of Windows 10 Enterprise, plus advanced lockdown features and long-term support, making the IoT version a great fit for embedded systems.

Products include: MUT-00013, 6EU-00034, 6EU-00035

Windows Embedded and Legacy OS

Still building on older versions of Windows Embedded OS? Bsquare has the licenses you need. Our licensing team can help you find the right SKU, consult on an upgrade to Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, or set you up with an Extended Security Update (ESU) plan.

Products include: 42C-00142, 9CQ-00048, 9CQ-00049

SQL Server IoT

The SQL Server IoT 2019 has licensing terms that make it ideal for dedicated devices and for you to gain insights from all your unstructured and structured data. Apache Spark is built in, allowing your system to process big data queries faster and improve speed.

Products include: N9L-00066, P5L-00034, P6L-00053

ESU for Windows Embedded

Bsquare can help you with the Microsoft Extended Security Update (ESU) Program, which gives OEMs up to three years of additional support for Windows 7 for Embedded Systems and Windows Server 2008.

Products include: 6FA-00008, 6FA-00012, 42C-00039

Windows IoT Licensing FAQ

Building a new fixed-purpose device or expanding your fleet? When you develop IoT devices or solutions with Windows IoT operating systems, you need to work with a Microsoft authorized distributor like Bsquare. You can speak directly with a Windows IoT licensing expert (link to contact us module) or start with these frequently asked questions about licensing.

Why should I buy from Bsquare?

Bsquare has been helping our partners and customers build IoT and embedded systems and devices for more than 25 years. We are a longstanding Microsoft engineering and operations partner.

As a software-only distributor of Windows IoT software, we offer best-in-class service, technical support, utility tools, and aggressive pricing. We support all of Microsoft’s embedded products as well as embedded Linux, Android, FreeRTOS, QNX, and ThreadX.

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Joining the loyalty pricing program is free.

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What agreements are needed to purchase and distribute Windows IoT and embedded licenses with my products?

Microsoft requires OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to execute an OEM Customer License Agreement, which Bsquare will facilitate between you and Microsoft. This non-negotiable agreement is set up via DocuSign. There are no obligations to purchase with the establishment of the agreement. See below for a step-by-step guide for your procurement journey.

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What’s the difference between Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise?

The software inside is the same. If you’re building a fixed-function smart or embedded device, the Windows 10 IoT family is the right operating system for the project. While all editions of Windows 10 provide the security and management features that customers expect from Microsoft, only Windows 10 IoT Enterprise offers a 10-year support cycle. With Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, you also get advanced lockdown features, including keyboard and write filter.

What’s the difference between Windows Server IoT 2019 and Windows Server 2019?

The software inside is the same here, too. Windows Server IoT 2019 is the binary equivalent to Windows Server 2019, with the same robust features and capabilities. The difference is in usage and licensing. The IoT version is built for fixed-purpose devices that need heavy-duty computing at the edge, with SAC and LTSC licensing options.

Can IoT or embedded product keys be used with other licensing channels?

Windows IoT and Embedded product keys can only be used with OEM licensing channels.

How do I obtain the software to develop my image?

Bsquare will assist you with the OEM Pre Install Kit (OPK) download process or we can ship OPK DVDs for a small shipping fee.

When do I order Certificate of Authenticity (COA) licenses?

Order COA licenses when you are ready to ship your device to an end customer.

How do I track activations? How does Microsoft know how many activations have occurred?

Microsoft offers the Windows ADK, which contains the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT). Download the ADK for the OS version in use and install the VAMT.

What happens if the product needs to be swapped out? Can I reuse my license?

The COA or license is tied to the hardware. It cannot be removed and put on another server. If you try, it will not come off in one piece and the COA will be rendered useless. The license, once purchased and affixed to the device, is associated with the device for its lifetime.

Can I migrate from a prior version of a Windows Embedded operating system, like WES7, to a newer version of the Windows IoT operating system?

Using Microsoft Migration Rights, an OEM can purchase a COA of the current OS and install an image of a prior operating system and deliver that system to end users. The end user then has 12 months of use of the prior OS before they must migrate to the current operating system.

Does Microsoft offer a discounted Windows upgrade product?

The cost for an upgrade license is the same cost as the full license.

What is Windows 10 IoT Core? How is it different from Windows 10 IoT Enterprise?

Windows 10 IoT Core is targeted to low-power hardware and can run one Universal Windows Platform app at a time. Windows 10 IoT Enterprise can run on a wider range of hardware and has more features.

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