In their Windows blog on Wednesday, Microsoft announced 7 editions of Windows 10 to be released this summer. Windows 10 will be coming to 190 countries in 111 languages.
Earlier, Microsoft announced it will be providing Windows 10 upgrades free of cost to all Windows 7 and 8 users. This time, it has gone a step ahead to announce plenty of editions of Windows 10. Three of these editions will be available as free upgrades.
The basic edition the company will be marketing is Windows 10 Home, which will soon be provided to all desktops and laptops purchased with Windows. Cortana, the personal digital assistant for Windows, will be available with this version. Microsoft Edge browser support will be provided in this version as well and will come with touch support mode.
Windows 10 Mobile is made for mobile phones and small tablets. The same universal apps that are compatible with 10 will be compatible with this version. As promised by Microsoft, this edition will have greater connectivity for mobiles and provide more security.
Windows 10 Pro is for PC’s, tablets and 2-in-1’s. It has several extra features compared to Windows 10 Home and it is appropriate for small businesses. This edition is perfect for organizations part of Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) programs. You can take advantage of Windows updates for businesses when you have this version.
Windows 10 Enterprise adds on to the Windows 10 Pro version and has features suitable for medium and large businesses. Comprehensive device and app management is possible, and the broadest range of operating system development is supported.
Windows 10 Education is made to meet demands of schools including staff, students, administrator and teachers. Academic volume licensing will be required for this version. Schools and students who use Windows Pro 10 devices and Home devices will be given paths to upgrade to it.
Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise is another edition that will provide enhanced customer experience to smartphone and small tablet users for businesses. Innovative features and latest security will be added to this version.
Windows 10 IoT Core will be the replacement of Windows embedded and will be largely used in ATMs, retail point of sale and other such places.
Microsoft is all set to launch a new generation of Windows this summer, and it wants more and more customers to use the new version in their devices. Availability is expected to be revealed soon. With the wide range of Windows 10 editions, Microsoft promises to bring a complete package.