Earlier last month Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be coming this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. Just yesterday, Microsoft released more details about their Windows 10 Editions in their blog.
It isn’t really surprising to see Microsoft creating different editions based off their users specific needs such as – consumers to small businesses to large enterprises. However I would not have figured Microsoft would release seven different operating systems – Home, Mobile, Pro, Enterprise, Education, Windows 10 IoT Core and Mobile Enterprise.
Lets introduce each version of Windows 10.
Windows 10 Home – This version is obviously going to be the consumer desktop edition. It will come with Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Windows Hello and a fingerprint login. This edition will be compatible with tablets, PCs and 2-in-1 computers. You will still be able to expect the universal Windows apps such as – Photos, Maps, Mail, Calendars, Music and more. Microsoft is also allowing users of their Xbox gaming system to experience Windows 10. They are doing this by allowing them to play their Xbox One games from any Windows 10 PC in their home.
Windows 10 Mobile – You will be able to access this version of Windows 10 on devices like smartphones and small tablets. The key difference between this version and Mobile Enterprise is that the latter is designed for those seeking a business experience. Mobile Enterprise will allow you to have more security and management capabilities on your mobile device.
Windows 10 Pro – If you are a small business owner in need of an operating system, this is your go to version. It delivers more security for your business data and better management for your devices and apps. Whereas the Pro focuses on small business, Enterprise is going to focus more on your large-scale businesses. It allows for more effective ways to combat security threats and way of deploying the operating system options.
Windows 10 Education – This one should be yet another no brainer. It will be geared towards the computers that students and teachers will be using. It allows for licensing volume needed by the schools.
Windows 10 IoT Core – Will most likely be used for small footprint, low cost devices like gateways.
As for what Microsoft has to say about moving forward:
We are making strong progress with Windows 10, and we are on track to make it available this summer. And because we have built Windows 10 to be delivered as a service, this milestone is just the beginning of the new generation of Windows. Starting this fall, customers can expect ongoing innovation and security updates for their Windows 10 devices, including more advanced security and management capabilities for businesses.
Let us know what you think about the Microsoft Windows 10 roll-out in the comments sections.