Last year, Microsoft announced that it will offer paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023 for enterprise customers. Windows 7 ESU will be sold on a per-device basis and the price will increase each year. Today, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) will be available for small and midsize businesses as well. So, businesses of all sizes can pay Microsoft and get Windows 7 security updates. Starting on December 1, 2019, businesses of any size can buy Windows 7 ESU through the cloud solution provider (CSP) program.
For large enterprise customers, Microsoft will make Windows 7 ESUs available to all Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise customers in Volume Licensing, with a discount to customers with Windows software assurance, Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education subscriptions. Microsoft will also support Office 365 ProPlus on devices with active Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023. So, customers who purchase the Windows 7 ESU will be able to continue to run Office 365 ProPlus.