Microsoft has released all official versions of Windows 10 : Home, Pro, Workstations (August 2017), Enterprise, Education, Education Pro, Win10 S (Cloud, Microsoft released May 2, 2017), Mobile, Mobile Enterprise, and IoT Core Edition (IoT Core). These versions mainly have the following differences:
Windows 10 Home: Consumer PC version with PC, tablet and combo devices. For ordinary users, Win10 Home Edition is the best choice. Including the new Windows Universal Store, Microsoft Edge web browser, Cortana Personal Assistant, Continuum tablet mode, Windows Hello biometric and more.
Windows 10 Professional: Contains all the home features for small business users. It helps target users manage various devices, applications and protect sensitive data. Among them, "for commercial Windows Update" allows IT administrators to autonomously arrange the subordinates' computer to install the update in their way and time. Win10 Professional for technology enthusiasts and business / technical staff, built a series of Win10 enhanced technology, including Group Policy, Bitlocker Drive Encryption, remote access services, domain name connections, and the new Windows Update for Business.
Windows 10 Professional for Workstations: Microsoft added this release in August 2017 for high-profile PC or server devices, adding ReFS file systems, persistent memory, fast file sharing (SMBDirect), extended Hardware support and other new features, you can give full play to the effectiveness of high-end hardware configuration. This is also the top Win10 system version. If you want to experience this release, just type Win10 Pro for Workstations product key activation to easily upgrade.
Windows 10 Mobile: Consumer-oriented mobile device offering for smartphones and tablet devices. Windows 10 Mobile does not mean Windows Phone, but a larger collection. Designed for small, mobile, touch-based products, Windows 10 Mobile delivers a great user experience, including smartphones and small form-factor tablets.
Windows 10 Enterprise: targeted at medium-sized enterprises, to provide greater security and handling. This version is available to volume licensees. The most important point is that it will provide the option of deploying "mission-critical" machines to access long-term service branches.
Windows 10 Enterprise Edition includes all the features of Win10 Professional and, in addition to meeting the needs of the enterprise, Enterprise Edition will add features such as PC management and deployment, advanced security, and virtualization.
Windows To Go: Get business users "Bring Your Own PC" experience, users through the USB storage device to carry / run Win10, let the system, applications, data and other portable.
DirectAccess: allows business users to remotely log in to the corporate network without the need for VPN, and to help administrators maintain computers, software updates and other operations.
BranchCache: Allows users to cache files, web pages, and other content through a central server, avoiding frequent, repetitive downloads.
AppLocker: Resolve the problem by limiting the files and applications that the user group is allowed to run.
Long Term Servicing Branch: Allows users to accept only security updates. Do not accept any feature updates.
Device Guard: Helps users withstand the growing security threats to devices, identities, applications, and sensitive information
Windows 10 Education Edition : Based on the Enterprise Edition, a system that provides a school environment that can be obtained through Education Volume Licensing or upgraded from Home Edition, Pro Edition.
Windows 10 Education Pro: This is the new Win10 version of Microsoft at the first week of Win10 release, and Win10 Pro is more like Win10 Enterprise Edition, which offers customized settings for schools such as the School PC , Quiz, Device Guard, Credential Guard, support for closing Cortana voice assistant, etc., with all Win10 Professional security features, as well as the new Windows Defender advanced threat protection services. Schools can purchase pre-installed Win10 Education Professional PC device, you can also upgrade from Win10 Professional to Win10 Education Professional.
Windows 10 S: aka Win10 Cloud, an Education market-oriented operating system version of Windows RT that can only install and run an app store application. Microsoft officially released the Win10 S system at the MicrosoftEDU conference on May 2, 2017. In view of the Win10 S lightweight, also think that the release of the system for Windows 10 in the field of Internet of Things is also of great significance.
Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise: Targeted at organizations that need to manage a large number of Win10 mobile devices. This version is also licensed through Volume Licensing and adds new security management options that allow users to control the system update process.
Windows 10 IoT Core: Targeted at small, low-cost devices and focused on the Internet of Things.
If you want to learn more about the differences between Win10 versions, check out the "Win10 Home, Professional, Enterprise, and Education Differences List."
Within a year after Win10 officially released, Win7 / Win8.1 / WP8.1 will be free to upgrade to the corresponding Win10 Home Edition, Professional Edition and Mobile Edition. If you are confused about how to choose the most suitable version of Win10, then go to the next blog "How to choose the right version of Windows10."