Microsoft has introduced all editions of Windows 10, total have 7 different editions like Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise as well as Enterprise and Mobile Enterprise editions for industrial devices. Also, the company has introduced the Windows 10 IoT (Internet of Things) core for low cost devices.
1. Windows 10 Home
It’s a regular edition for desktop and offers personal and familiar experience for desktop, laptop, tablets and all in one PCs. It has most highlighted features, including Cortana assistance, Edge browser, Continuum mode (aka tablet mode), Windows Hello security and authentication system (face recognition, fingerprint and iris login), huge of universal Windows software like Photos, Mail, Calendar, Maps, Music and Video.
The company also brings stream games feature from Xbox One to PC, lets users access to Xbox Live, capture and share gameplay, play Xbox One games from any Windows 10 PC in the home.
2. Windows 10 Mobile
It’s designed to give users the best experience on mobile device, small screen device as well as touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets. It seems Microsoft uses Windows 10 Mobile as official name instead of Windows 10 for Phone.
Like the desktop editions, the Windows 10 Mobile also has a lot of universal apps (similar with desktop apps), with an optimized version of Office for touch devices. In addition, it also has Continuum for phone, which lets you connect your device with a larger display and turn it into a PC. In this mode, it can only run desktop apps if it’s universal apps.
3. Windows 10 Pro
There’s not much difference between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro, but it has a few extra features for small businesses, including protect business data, remote support, manage devices and apps, mobile cloud as well as Windows Update for Business.
Earlier this year, the company has also announced a free upgrade program for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Pro. This free upgrade program is available for free in the first year after launch. So if you are running those versions of Windows, be happy because you do not need to purchase any Windows 10 upgrade license.
4. Windows 10 Enterprise
Based on Windows 10 Pro, the Enterprise edition comes with advanced features for medium and large organizations and companies. It provides high levels of security to protect users’ data, help protect against threats and detect threats more early.
The Windows 10 Enterprise is also available to Volume Licensing customers for who want to have this edition in a huge number of computers.
Microsoft also lets enterprise customers to access to Long Term Servicing Branch, Active Software Assurance as well as Windows Update for Business.
5. Windows 10 Education
Mostly like Windows 10 Enterprise, but targeted to uses education organizations, and designed to meet the needs of schools, for staff, teachers and students. You can also upgrade from Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Education in some different ways. The Windows 10 for Education is available for Volume Licensing, too.
6. Windows 10 for Mobile Enterprise
It’s designed to give the best experience for customers in business on smartphones and tablets. It’s based on Windows 10 Mobile and offers high levels of mobile device management and security, flexible ways to manage updates. The Windows 10 for Mobile Enterprise will be available for Volume Licensing customers.
7. Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise for Industry
Microsoft has also introduced an industry edition of Windows 10, for industrial devices like POST (point of sale) machine, ATMs machine, handheld terminals, and Windows 10 IoT (Internet of Things) core for low cost devices.
Moreover, the company says Windows 10 users will get update more frequently to add new features, bug fixes, security upgrade as well as stability, especially for business customers.