We are happy to announce that Windows 8.1 Pro is available as a free update* for Windows 8 Pro starting on October 18th. The new Windows is designed to allow customers to reduce business costs, juggle daily operations and employ a mobile workforce. In addition, the new Windows makes it easier for traditional PC users to move forward to a modern touch or non-touch device, with familiar features such as the Start button and an optional boot to desktop.
Please, take this opportunity to share this news with your customers using the customizable Windows 8.1 Pro Announcement email template available at the Partner Marketing Center and see below for additional resources available to partners.
Windows 8.1 Pro Resources:
§ Learn more about Windows 8.1 Pro
§ Reseller Bootcamps – Take training to see what’s new for Windows 8.1
§ Use the Get2Modern campaign to increase awareness for Windows XP end of support, help customers upgrade, and cross sell services & devices
§ Win customers with Windows Featured Devices Campaign and know more about TouchWins
§ Windows Information on the Microsoft Partner Network
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Resources:
§ Learn more about Windows 8.1 Enterprise
§ Drive demand with Flexible Workstyle
§ Leverage Good-Better-Best sales script to drive Windows 8.1 Enterprise customer conversations
§ Handle customer objections using the Good-Better-Best Windows Device Compete Guide
§ Deliver Windows Accelerate for Corporate Accounts customer workshops to drive pipeline acceleration for Windows 8.1 – IT Pro Bootcamps and App Clinics
*Internet access required; fees may apply. Available through the Windows Store or your volume licensing service center (VLSC).