Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Volume Licensing Info for Education & Business Customers
Apple has provided Mac OS X 10.7 Lion volume licensing information for education and business customers looking to upgrade to the newest version of the Mac operating system. The pricing and licensing information differs from the generous personal licenses, and is only relevant to those who require group licenses.
Once Lion is released, business customers will be able to purchase Lion and Lion Server directly from Apple by calling 1-800-854-3680 or by purchasing through the Business Store on Apple.com.
- Volume licensing contracts are $29.99 per license, with a minimum purchase of 20 licenses
- Maintenance contracts that include the next version of OS X after Lion are $49.99, also with a minimum purchase of 20 licenses
Schools and education customers will have the option to either buy Lion online through the Education Store, or to contact their Apple Education Account Representative directly. An addition bonus for education customers is that Lion comes as part of a software collection, which includes Mac OS X Lion, iLife, and iWork.
- Lion volume licenses start at $39 per license, with a minimum of 25 licenses
Anyone who currently holds a volume license will apparently receive one redemption code for each contract, which can then be used to download Lion from the Mac App Store. That copy of Lion can then be used to install Lion on other Macs throughout the volume licensing. There is no specific mention of DVD’s, but anyone can make a Lion install DVD rather easily.
Update: Here is the information repeated directly from Apple’s “OS X Lion for Business and Education” document:
The images of the PDF come via 9to5mac.
This information comes from TUAW who references an “Apple Sales Web document” that they didn’t link to, so unfortunately we can’t point you to the information directly on Apple.com yet.