Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Editions: Home, Mobile, Pro, Enterprise, Core, Education

    Every time Microsoft develops a new version of Windows, people hope that there will be fewer variants and sub-versions than before. Every time, those hopes are dashed.

    Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Editions: Home, Mobile, Pro, Enterprise

    Microsoft has just announced the new editions of Windows 10, set to arrive this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. No longer referred to as Windows 10 on phones, Microsoft will be launching Windows 10 Mobile this summer, alongside Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro.

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    Microsoft says that the different Windows editions are tailored for various device families and uses. Windows 10 Home will be the consumer-focused desktop edition and will be available for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1 devices.

    Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Editions: Home, Mobile, Pro, Enterprise

    • 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 Mobile is designed to deliver the best user experience on smaller, mobile, touch-centric devices like smartphones and small tablets.
    • 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 Enterprise builds on Windows 10 Pro, adding advanced features designed to meet the demands of medium and large sized organizations.
    • Windows 10 Education builds on Windows 10 Enterprise, and is designed to meet the needs of schools - staff, administrators, teachers and students. This edition will be available through academic Volume Licensing.
    • Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise is designed to deliver the best customer experience to business customers on smartphones and small tablets. It will be available to our Volume Licensing customers. There will also be specific versions for industry devices like ATMs, retail point of sale, handheld terminals, and industrial robotics.
    • Windows 10 IoT Core will also be made available for small footprint, low cost devices like gateways.

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    Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Editions: Home, Mobile, Pro, Enterprise

    Windows 10 also adds Cortana integration, available at launch in select markets however. Microsoft Edge browser and Continuum tablet mode will also be available in Windows 10, as well as Windows Hello face-recognition and Xbox support.


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