We already knew that Windows 10 is coming this summer. Today, Microsoft has shared details on the Windows 10 Editions. Microsoft will offer different Windows editions that are tailored for various device families and uses. These different editions varies from consumers to small businesses to the largest enterprises. The software giant is taking the Windows 10 name across all of its platforms. Microsoft already had revealed Microsoft Edge as their new browser.
For the first time ever, Microsoft is offering the full versions of Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Pro as a free and easy upgrade for qualifying Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year after launch. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.
Windows 10 Home:
Windows 10 Home is the consumer-focused desktop edition. It offers a familiar and personal experience for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s. Windows 10 Home will help people do great things, both big and small. With it, they will be more productive and have more fun. Xbox One owners will have the ability to play their Xbox One games from any Windows 10 PC in their home.
Windows 10 Mobile:
Microsoft is renaming Windows Phone with the launch of Windows 10 across PCs, phones, tablets, and the Xbox One. Windows 10 Mobile is the official replacement name. Windows 10 Mobile is designed to deliver the best user experience on smaller, mobile, touch-centric devices like smartphones and small tablets. It boasts the same, new universal Windows apps that are included in Windows 10 Home, as well as the new touch-optimized version of Office.
Windows 10 Pro:
Windows 10 Pro is a desktop edition for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s. Building upon both the familiar and innovative features of Windows 10 Home, it has many extra features to meet the diverse needs of small businesses. Windows 10 Pro helps to effectively and efficiently manage their devices and apps, protect their sensitive business data, support remote and mobile productivity scenarios and take advantage of cloud technologies. Windows 10 Pro also lets customers take advantage of the new Windows Update for Business
Windows 10 Enterprise:
Windows 10 Enterprise builds on Windows 10 Pro, adding advanced features designed to meet the demands of medium and large-sized organizations. It provides advanced capabilities to help protect against the ever-growing range of modern security threats targeted at devices, identities, applications and sensitive company information. With Windows 10, Enterprise customers will also have access to the Long Term Servicing Branch as a deployment option for their mission critical devices and environments. And as with prior versions of Windows, Active Software Assurance customers in Volume Licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise as part of their existing Software Assurance benefits.
Windows 10 Education:
Windows 10 Education builds on Windows 10 Enterprise, and is designed to meet the needs of schools – staff, administrators, teachers and students.
Windows 10 Enterprise & Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise:
There will also be versions of Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise for industry devices like ATMs, retail point of sale, handheld terminals and industrial robotics and Windows 10 IoT Core for small footprint, low-cost devices like gateways. Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise is designed to deliver the best customer experience to business customers on smartphones and small tablets. It offers the great productivity, security and mobile device management capabilities that Windows 10 Mobile provides, and adds flexible ways for businesses to manage updates.
According to the Microsoft’s corporate vice president Windows – Tony Prophet, Microsoft has designed Windows 10 to deliver a more personal computing experience across a range of devices. Windows 10 will power an incredibly broad range of devices. Everything from PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox One, Microsoft HoloLens and Surface Hub. It will also power the world around us, core to devices making up the Internet of Things, everything from elevators to ATMs to heart rate monitors to wearables. No matter which Windows 10 device our customers use, the experience will feel comfortable. Tony also told that there will be only a single and universal Windows Store where users can find, try and buy Windows apps.
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Via: Windows Blog