08 July 2015

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In Depth Compared Windows 10 Editions

In Depth Compared Windows 10 Editions

Finally Microsoft has released the comparison between different versions of Windows 10

Names of the 4 versions of the windows 10

Microsoft is offering free upgrades from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 within the first year of launch.

Microsoft’s Windows Upgrade tool has revealed the official pricing of Windows 10 in US and International markets. When you launch the tool to know about how to get Windows 10 for free, Microsoft has published the pricing of Windows 10 that varies according to the market.

Windows 10 Home – $119 in US
Windows 10 Home – €135 in Europe
Windows 10 Home – £99.99 in UK

Windows 10 Pro will cost $199 in the US and similarly in other international markets. All these pricing will not matter to Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Insiders as they will get the Windows 10 upgrade for free.

Microsoft has posted a series of charts that compares Windows 10’s Home version with its Pro, Enterprise, and Education versions.

Below is the list of features available in all the windows 10 versions
That is Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education

Customizable start menu

Windows Defender and Windows Firewall

Fast start up with Hiberboot and InstantGo

TPM support

Battery Saver

Windows Update

Cortana – Talk or type naturally, personal and proactive suggestions, Reminders, search web device and cloud and most important Cortana hands free activation

Windows Hello –
A truly personal and secure experience where your device recognizes you.
Native fingerprint recognition, native facial and iris recognition and enterprise level security

Multi –doing –
Virtual desktops, snap assist up to 4 apps on one screen, snap apps across screen on different monitors

Continuum –
Display your apps and content beautifully on every device
Switch from pc to tablet mode

Microsoft edge –
A better web experience for sharing reading, discovery and getting things done online
Reading view, Built in ink support and Cortana integration

Device Encryption – available in all versions

Side-loading of line of business apps

Mobile device management

Microsoft Passport

Windows Update

List of features available in pro, enterprise and education only not in home

Group Policy Management

Bit locker

Enterprise mode internet explorer [emie]

Assigned access 8.1

Remote Desktop

Ability to join Azure Active Directory, with single sign-on to cloud-hosted apps

Business Store for Windows 10

Enterprise Data Protection

Windows Update for Business

Current Branch for Business

List of features available in pro, enterprise only
Direct Access

Windows to go creator



Start screen control with group policy

Available in only Enterprise and Education

Granular UX Control

Credential Guard

Device Guard

Available only in Pro and Enterprise only

Easy Upgrade from Pro to Enterprise Edition

Available for home and education only
Easy Upgrade from Home to Education Edition

Feature only available in Enterprise
Long Term Servicing Branch

Important –

Cortana is available only in certain markets; Experience may vary by region and device; requires Microsoft Account to use

Separate license for Azure Active Directory required

Source – Microsoft

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Tags – Windows 10 support features comparision


Destination Infinity July 08, 2015  

I am not sure if I will upgrade to Win 10 soon, as I want to wait until all the apps I use regularly will become compliant with the new OS. Not sure if they will be compatible at the time of release . . .

Destination Infinity

Kirtivasan Ganesan July 09, 2015  

This is very good analysis.