Tony Prophet at the Microsoft Windows Blog released the different editions of Windows 10 that are coming in the future:
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
thanks to a long list of new innovations: Cortana, the world’s most personal digital assistant; the new Microsoft Edge web browser; Continuum tablet mode for touch-capable devices; Windows Hello
face-recognition, iris and fingerprint login; and right out of the box,
a broad range of universal Windows apps like Photos, Maps, Mail,
Calendar, Music and Video*.
We are also bringing the Xbox gaming experience to Windows 10, giving
games and gamers access to the Xbox Live gaming community, enabling the
capture and share of gameplay and giving Xbox One owners the ability to
play their Xbox One games from any Windows 10 PC in their home.
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 Mobile offers great
productivity, security and management capabilities for customers who use
their personal devices at work. In addition, Windows 10 Mobile will
enable some new devices to take advantage of Continuum for phone, so people can use their phone like a PC when connected to a larger screen.
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 devices are a great choice for
organizations supporting Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) programs and
prosumer customers. Windows 10 Pro also lets customers take advantage of
the new Windows Update for Business,
which will reduce management costs, provide controls over update
deployment, offer quicker access to security updates and provide access
to the latest innovation from Microsoft on an ongoing basis.
As we announced earlier this year, for the first time ever,
we are 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 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. Windows 10 Enterprise also supports the broadest range of
options for operating system deployment and comprehensive device and app
management. It will be available to our Volume Licensing customers, so
they can take advantage of the latest innovation and security updates on
an ongoing basis. At the same time, they will be able to choose the
pace at which they adopt new technology, including the option to use the
new Windows Update for Business. 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 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, and there will be paths for schools
and students using Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro devices to upgrade
to Windows 10 Education.
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.
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. In addition, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise
will incorporate the latest security and innovation features as soon as
they are available.
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.
Once SKU's are available, we will make sure that the Eastern Data Portals are updated with what DSP versions will be provided and which versions can be ordered via Open Licensing.
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At EDI, we recognize that business policies and practices that serve the technology community provide an important business advantage, both for us and our customers. As a prominent distributor of computer components and white-box systems, we affect the communities where we do business. As such, we build quality relationships with clients and develop strong vendor alliances. For us, there are multiple benefits – better financial returns, increased opportunities, more efficient operations, higher employee motivation, and improved goodwill between us, our vendors, and our customers. For our customers, there is a triple bottom line – more efficient service, increased selection, and smart savings.
Leveraging our strengths (accelerated delivery time, affordable pricing, assorted purchase options, and exceptional customer service), we plan to improve product accessibility and affordability, provide innovative solutions, and continuously improve our service and products. To achieve this goal, EDI pursues an individual relationship with each customer and tailors services to meet each customer’s specific needs. By contributing to the success of our customers, we hope to stimulate the use of technology throughout a variety of industry sectors, including schools, government institutions, and corporations.