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Windows 10 Core Experiences

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Familiar and better than ever

Windows 10 is the Windows you already know plus great improvements you’ll love having

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Customizable start menu
Windows Defender & Windows firewall
Fast start up with Hiberboot and InstantGo2
TPM support3
Battery Saver
Windows Update

Cortana4

Your own personal assistant to help you get things done

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Talk or type naturally
Personal and proactive suggestions
Reminders
Search web, device, and cloud
“Hey Cortana” hands-free activation

Windows Hello5

A truly personal and secure experience where your device recognizes you

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Native fingerprint recognition
Native facial and iris recognition
Enterprise level security

Multi-doing

The best experience for doing what you do

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Virtual desktops
Snap assist (up to 4 apps on one screen)
Snap apps across screens on different monitors

Cloud storage

Access to your files and photos on the cloud from any device

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Easy access to your 15GB free OneDrive cloud storage

Continuum6

Display your apps and content beautifully on every device

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Switch from PC to tablet mode

Microsoft Edge

A better web experience for sharing, reading, discovery, and getting things done online

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Reading view
Built-in ink support
Cortana integration4

Apps7

Great built-in apps and access to a huge catalog of apps on the Windows Store

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Maps
Photos
Mail & Calendar
Music
Movies & TV
Windows Store

Gaming8

Better PC gaming than ever before

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Xbox app
Xbox controller support (wired)
DirectX 12 graphic support
Game streaming (Xbox One to PC)
Game DVR

Windows 10 Business Experiences

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Existing Fundamentals

Existing differentiated management and security features

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Device Encryption9
Domain Join
Group Policy Management
BitLocker3
Enterprise Mode IE (EMIE)
Assigned Access 8.1
Remote Desktop
Client Hyper-V
Direct Access

Management and Deployment

Enhanced management features to empower device and app management and deployment

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Side-loading of line of business apps
Mobile device management
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Azure AD Join Ability to join Azure Active Directory, with single sign-on to cloud-hosted apps10
Business Store for Windows 1011

Security

Deliver the security, performance, updates, and compatibility to help manage today’s devices and infrastructure.

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Microsoft Passport
Enterprise Data Protection11

Delivering Windows as a service

Stay up to date with Windows

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Windows Update
Windows Update for Business
Current Branch for Business

1 “N” and “KN” editions of Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro are also available and include the same functionality as the standard editions, except that they do not include certain media related technologies (Windows Media Player, Camera, Music, Movies & TV) and does not include the Skype app.

2 Requires InstantGo or device that passes the device encryption HCK test

3 Requires TPM 1.2 or greater

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

5 Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors

6 Requires touch screen capabilities; App experiences may vary.

7 App availability and experience may vary by market.

8 Broadband internet required for some features (ISP fees apply). Xbox Live only in supported games and countries,see xbox.com/live/countries. DirectX 12 only with supported games and graphics chips. For compatibility and other important installation information, see your device manufacturer’s website and Windows 10 Specifications page. Xbox One, PC/Tablet and Phone versions of games all sold separately. Gaming DVR only available with supported hardware.

9 Requires InstantGo or device that passes the “Device Encryption Requirements Test”

10 Separate license for Azure Active Directory required

11 Coming Later. Subject to Change. Learn more about delivering Windows as a service

1 “N” and “KN” editions of Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro are also available and include the same functionality as the standard editions, except that they do not include certain media related technologies (Windows Media Player, Camera, Music, Movies & TV) and does not include the Skype app.

2 Requires InstantGo or device that passes the device encryption HCK test

3 Requires TPM 1.2 or greater

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

5 Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors

6 Requires touch screen capabilities; App experiences may vary.

7 App availability and experience may vary by market.

8 Broadband internet required for some features (ISP fees apply). Xbox Live only in supported games and countries, see xbox.com/live/countries. DirectX 12 only with supported games and graphics chips. For compatibility and other important installation information, see your device manufacturer’s website and Windows 10 Specifications page. Xbox One, PC/Tablet and Phone versions of games all sold separately. Gaming DVR only available with supported hardware.

9 Requires InstantGo or device that passes the “Device Encryption Requirements Test”

10 Separate license for Azure Active Directory required

11 Coming Later. Subject to Change. Learn more about delivering Windows as a service