D-02 : Windows 10 Editions

As we all know that Window 10 is slated for release on July 29 in 190 countries and 111 languages. The new incarnation of Windows is designed to run on a variety of devices such as Surface Hub, Desktop. Laptop, Tablets, Phone, XBOX, Holo Lens and also on IoT devices. To cater these devices Windows 10 comes in various flavours and let's take a look on each one of them.

Windows 10 Home

Targeted for home consumers, runs on desktops, laptops, tablets and 2-in-1s. Will have Cortana, Edge, Continuum support, Windows Hello, universal apps such as Photos, Mail, Calendar, Music and Video.

Windows 10 Mobile

Designed for smaller devices such as mobiles, smart phones and phablets, does have all the universal apps from the home edition as well as touch centric Office app. It does support continuum to use their phone like a pc if the device meets the hardware requirements

Windows 10 Pro

Desktop editon for desktops, laptops, tablets and 2-in-1s. Has many extra features built on top of home edition and is suitable for small business. Will have support for the new Windows Update for Business which helps to reduce management costs, controls over updates installation and offers quicker access to security updates.

Windows 10 Enterprise

Ideal for medium and large businesses, available for Volume Licensing customers, supports Windows Update for Business and have access to Long Term Servicing Branch as a deployment option

Windows 10 Education

Built on top of Enterprise version, designed to meet the needs of schools and various academic institutions, available through Academic Volume Licensing

Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise

Designed for business customers on smartphones and phablets, available for Volume Licensing Customers, offers great productivity, security and device management capabilities and flexible ways to manage updates.

Windows IoT Core

Designed for small footprint, low cost devices like gateways

There will also be seperate versions of Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise for devices like ATMs, POS, Handheld Terminals and Industrial Robotics

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