For years now, Microsoft has offered virtual desktop access (VDA) through Software Assurance. Soon, this feature will no longer be available.\nIf you\u2019re like me, sometimes it feels as if life revolves around Microsoft licensing. I love digging into the details\u2014and one thing that I was slightly surprised to see in Microsoft\u2019s product terms was that roaming rights were retired for Windows Enterprise and Windows VDA. You may ask, \u201cWhat does this mean?\u201d Well, it means that you may have to change the way that you license your environment.\nPrior to Microsoft\u2019s announcement, the roaming rights provided by Software Assurance gave you access to your operating system from any non-managed devices. \u00a0You could also utilize Software Assurance on your Windows licensing to gain Virtual Desktop Rights (the virtualization of your desktop operating system).\nFortunately, the end date for these two Software Assurance benefits depends on your enrollment type\u2014and when your current agreement ends. Software Assurance that is currently owned today will still have roaming rights until that Software Assurance expires (or January 2017). The product terms are clear and state, \u201cRoaming Rights for Windows Enterprise and Windows VDA is being discontinued as of either January 31, 2017 or the end of a customer\u2019s existing Enrollment or Agreement term, whichever is later.\u201d\nSo what now? You\u2019re not being forced into the cloud, so no worries there. There is actually something called the \u201cVDA Subscription\u201d available in Open Value, MPSA, and Enterprise Agreements. Depending on the program, you can either purchase this by device or by the user. With the VDA subscription, you get access to Windows Thin PC and the same operating systems currently available through the operating system with Software Assurance.\nYou\u2019ll still have the same Windows you know and love\u2014the only thing that\u2019s changing is the way that it is licensed.