Compare Windows 10 editions

Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise offer an array of powerful features for business needs, all wrapped in a secure package.

All the Windows 10 editions for your business

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Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

For advanced performance.

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Windows 10 Pro

A solid foundation for every business.

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Windows 10 Enterprise

For organizations with advanced security and management needs.

Intelligent security

Advanced security, powered by cloud intelligence, that proactively protects your business.

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Security comparison
Feature Windows 10 Pro for Workstations Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Enterprise1
Windows Hello for Business2
Bitlocker and Bitlocker to Go3
Windows Information Protection4
Resilient File Systems (ReFS)
Windows Defender Credential Guard5
Windows Defender System Guard6
Windows Defender Application Guard7
Windows Defender Application Control
Windows Defender Exploit Guard8
Windows Defender Antivirus
Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

Simplified updates

Tools IT can trust to simplify deployment and updates, freeing your resources to drive more business value.

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Update and compliance comparison
Feature Windows 10 Pro for Workstations Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Enterprise1
Windows Server Update Service (WSUS)
Windows Update for Business
Desktop Analytics Upgrade Readiness
Desktop Analytics Update Compliance
Desktop Analytics Device Health
Windows Insider Program for Business
Express Updates
Delivery Optimization
30 months of support for September targeted releases
Windows 10 LTSC Access

Flexible management

Comprehensive device management on your terms that supports on-premises, cloud, or both.

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IT Management comparison
Feature Windows 10 Pro for Workstations Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Enterprise1
Kiosk mode
Windows Shared Devices
Windows Autopilot
Cloud Activations
Hybrid Azure Active Directory Join9
Microsoft Store for Business10
Mobile Device Management (MDM)11
Mobile Application Management (MAM)
Manage user experiences
Windows Virtual Desktop Use Rights
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)12
Microsoft User Environment Virtualization (UE-V)

Enhanced productivity

An intuitive user experience, with built-in tools and features that help people collaborate and work efficiently.

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Productivity feature comparison
Feature Windows 10 Pro for Workstations Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Enterprise1
Microsoft Search in Windows13
Windows user experience
Microsoft Edge
Cortana14
Office 36515
Persistent Memory
SMB Direct
Microsoft Whiteboard
OneNote for Windows 10
Work across devices16
Accessibility
Windows Ink17

Microsoft store only

3D in Windows 1017

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Windows 10 is always current with the latest security protection, productivity features, and advanced tools for IT. Windows 10 is the best platform for business.

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Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

For advanced performance.

Windows 10 Pro

A solid foundation for every business.

Windows 10 Enterprise

For organizations with advanced security and management needs.

  • 1Some capabilities require a Windows 10 Enterprise E5 license.
  • 2Windows Hello for Business with biometric authentication requires specialized hardware such as fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor, or other biometric sensors depending on the authentication enabled.
  • 3Requires TPM 1.2 or greater for TPM-based key protection. BitLocker on Pro editions includes additional customization options and does not require InstantGo devices or devices that pass the Hardware Security Testability Specification test.
  • 4WIP requires either Mobile Device Management (MDM) or System Center Configuration Manager to manage settings. These products sold separately. Active Directory makes management easier, but is not required.
  • 5Requires UEFI 2.3.1 or greater with Trusted Boot; Virtualization Extensions such as Intel VT-x, AMD-V, and SLAT must be enabled; x64 version of Windows; IOMMU, such as Intel VT-d, AMD-Vi; BIOS Lockdown).
  • 6Windows Defender System Guard’s boot time integrity protection requires the use of UEFI 2.3.1 or greater with Secure Boot. The optional remote integrity validation capability using the Windows Defender System Guard cloud service requires TPM 1.2 or greater and a management system that supports remote attestation capabilities (e.g.: Intune and System Center Configuration Manager).
  • 7Requires UEFI 2.3.1 or greater with Trusted Boot; Virtualization Extensions such as Intel VT-x, AMD-V, and SLAT must be enabled; x64 version of Windows; IOMMU, such as Intel VT-d, AMD-Vi; BIOS Lockdown.
  • 8Exploit Guards Hypervisor Code Integrity (HVCI) feature requires UEFI 2.3.1 or greater with Trusted Boot; Virtualization Extensions such as Intel VT-x, AMD-V, and SLAT must be enabled; x64 version of Windows; IOMMU, such as Intel VT-d, AMD-Vi; BIOS Lockdown.
  • 9Devices running Windows desktop operating system, the supported version is the Windows 10 1607 or later. The registration of Windows down-level devices (Windows 7 and 8.1) is not supported for devices using roaming profiles. If you are relying on roaming profiles or settings, use Windows 10. Must be running an up-to-date version of Azure AD Connect.
  • 10Available in select markets. Functionality and apps may vary by market and device.
  • 11MDM requires an MDM product such as Microsoft Intune or other 3rd-party solutions (sold separately).
  • 12Requires either App-V Server (available at no additional cost as part of Windows 10 Assessment and Deployment Kit) or System Center Configuration Manager (sold separately).
  • 13Requires Bing for business. Office 365 subscription sold separately.
  • 14Cortana available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device. Cortana app required for Android and iOS devices (Requires Android version 4.1.2 or higher, or iPhone 4 with iOS 8.0 or higher).
  • 15Office 365 subscription required (sold separately).
  • 16Users must link their mobile phone to their PC in PC settings. Users will receive an app from Microsoft which they must download to their mobile phone and follow the setup prompts.
  • 17Touch capable tablet or PC required. Pen accessory may be sold separately.