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Windows 10 Core Experiences

Features

Home
Pro
Enterprise
Education

Continuum for phones1

Cortana2

Windows Ink3

Start Menu and Live Tiles

Tablet Mode

Voice, pen, touch, and gesture4

Microsoft Edge


Features

Home
Pro
Enterprise
Education

Group Policy

Mobile Device Management5

DirectAccess

AppLocker

Enterprise State Roaming with Azure Active Directory6

Windows Store for Business7

Assigned Access

Managed User Experience

Dynamic Provisioning

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)8

Microsoft User Environment Virtualization (UE-V)

Windows Update

Windows Update for Business

Shared PC configuration

Take a Test


Features

Home
Pro
Enterprise
Education

Windows Hello9

Windows Hello Companion Devices10

Windows Information Protection11

Device encryption12

BitLocker13

Credential Guard14

Device Guard

Trusted Boot

Windows Device Health Attestation service15


Features

Home
Pro
Enterprise
Education

Domain Join

Azure Active Directory Domain Join, with single sign-on to cloud-hosted apps16

Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer (EMIE)

Remote Desktop

Client Hyper-V

Windows to Go

BranchCache

Features

Mobile
Mobile Enterprise

User customizable Start screen and Action Center

Voice, touch, and gesture

Continuum for phones1

Cortana2

Microsoft Edge with reading view, PDF reader

Outlook Mail, Calendar, Office and OneDrive for Business pre-installed

Remote Desktop

Outlook Mail, Calendar, Office and OneDrive for Business pre-installed

Remote Desktop


Features

Mobile
Mobile Enterprise

Mobile device management

Conditional access

Windows Store for Business

Side-loading of LOB apps

Limit of 20 self-signed apps

Unlimited self-signed apps

AppLocker

Dynamic Provisioning

Assigned Access

Background apps for IoT

Manage updates

Current Branch for Business

Control telemetry


Features

Mobile
Mobile Enterprise

Trusted Boot

Hardware based Credential Protection

BitLocker

Windows Hello3

Windows Hello companion device4

Support for Biometrics

Azure AD device join and single sign-on to cloud-hosted apps

Windows Information Protection5

Data separation and containment

Device Guard

App triggered VPN

FIPS 140 and Common Criteria certified6

To learn more about Windows 10 mobile, click here.

Find out which Windows is right for you

Productivity & user experience

Familiar and productive user experience, including: Continuum for phones1; Cortana2; Windows Ink3; Start Menu and Live Tiles; Tablet Mode; Voice, pen, touch, and gesture4; Microsoft Edge.


Management and deployment

Enhanced management features to empower device and app management and deployment, including: Mobile Device Management5; Windows Update.


Security

Delivers critical security capabilities, system and app updates, and the compatibility you need to help secure your devices and infrastructure from modern threats, including: Windows Hello9; Windows Hello Companion Devices10; Device encryption12; Trusted Boot; Windows Device Health Attestation service15.

 

Productivity & user experience

Familiar and productive user experience, including: Continuum for phones1; Cortana2; Windows Ink3; Start Menu and Live Tiles; Tablet Mode; Voice, pen, touch, and gesture4; Microsoft Edge.


Management and deployment

Enhanced management features to empower device and app management and deployment, including: Group Policy; Mobile Device Management5; Enterprise State Roaming with Azure Active Directory6; Windows Store for Business7; Assigned Access; Dynamic Provisioning; Windows Update; Windows Update for Business; Shared PC configuration; Take a Test.


Security

Delivers critical security capabilities, system and app updates, and the compatibility you need to help secure your devices and infrastructure from modern threats, including: Windows Hello9; Windows Hello Companion Devices10; Windows Information Protection11; Device encryption12; BitLocker13; Trusted Boot; Windows Device Health Attestation service15.


Windows fundamentals

Core features included in Windows, including: Domain Join; Azure Active Directory Domain Join, with single sign-on to cloud-hosted apps16; Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer (EMIE); Remote Desktop; Client Hyper-V.

 

Productivity & user experience

Familiar and productive user experience, including: Continuum for phones1; Cortana2; Windows Ink3; Start Menu and Live Tiles; Tablet Mode; Voice, pen, touch, and gesture4; Microsoft Edge.


Management and deployment

Enhanced management features to empower device and app management and deployment, including: Group Policy; Mobile Device Management5; DirectAccess; AppLocker; Enterprise State Roaming with Azure Active Directory6; Windows Store for Business7; Assigned Access; Managed User Experience; Dynamic Provisioning; Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)8; Microsoft User Environment Virtualization (UE-V); Windows Update; Windows Update for Business; Shared PC configuration; Take a Test.


Security

Delivers critical security capabilities, system and app updates, and the compatibility you need to help secure your devices and infrastructure from modern threats, including: Windows Hello9; Windows Hello Companion Devices10; Windows Information Protection11; Device encryption12; BitLocker13; Credential Guard14; Device Guard; Trusted Boot; Windows Device Health Attestation service15.


Windows fundamentals

Core features included in Windows, including: Domain Join; Azure Active Directory Domain Join, with single sign-on to cloud-hosted apps16; Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer (EMIE); Remote Desktop; Client Hyper-V; Windows to Go; BranchCache.

 

Productivity & user experience

Familiar and productive user experience, including: Continuum for phones1; Windows Ink3; Start Menu and Live Tiles; Tablet Mode; Voice, pen, touch, and gesture4; Microsoft Edge.


Management and deployment

Enhanced management features to empower device and app management and deployment, including: Group Policy; Mobile Device Management5; DirectAccess; AppLocker; Enterprise State Roaming with Azure Active Directory6; Windows Store for Business7; Assigned Access; Managed User Experience; Dynamic Provisioning; Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)8; Microsoft User Environment Virtualization (UE-V); Windows Update; Windows Update for Business; Shared PC configuration; Take a Test.


Security

Delivers critical security capabilities, system and app updates, and the compatibility you need to help secure your devices and infrastructure from modern threats, including: Windows Hello9; Windows Hello Companion Devices10; Windows Information Protection11; Device encryption12; BitLocker13; Credential Guard14; Device Guard; Trusted Boot; Windows Device Health Attestation service15.


Windows fundamentals

Core features included in Windows, including: Domain Join; Azure Active Directory Domain Join, with single sign-on to cloud-hosted apps16; Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer (EMIE); Remote Desktop; Client Hyper-V; Windows to Go; BranchCache.

 

Productivity & user experience

Familiar and productive user experience, including: User customizable Start screen and Action Center; Voice, touch, and gesture; Continuum for phones1; Cortana2; Microsoft Edge with reading view, PDF reader; Outlook Mail, Calendar, Office and OneDrive for Business pre-installed; Remote Desktop.


Security

Delivers critical security capabilities, system and app updates, and the compatibility you need to help secure your devices and infrastructure from modern threats, including: Trusted Boot; Hardware based Credential Protection; BitLocker; Windows Hello9;Windows Hello companion device10; Support for Biometrics; Azure AD device join and single sign-on to cloud-hosted apps; Windows Information Protection11; Data separation and containment; Device Guard; App triggered VPN; FIPS 140 and Common Criteria certified17.


Management and deployment

Enhanced management features to empower device and app management and deployment, including: Mobile device management; Conditional access; Windows Store for Business; Side-loading of LOB apps; AppLocker; Dynamic Provisioning; Assigned Access; Background apps for IoT.

To learn more about Windows 10 mobile, click here.

Productivity & user experience

Familiar and productive user experience, including: User customizable Start screen and Action Center; Voice, touch, and gesture; Continuum for phones1; Cortana2; Microsoft Edge with reading view, PDF reader; Outlook Mail, Calendar, Office and OneDrive for Business pre-installed; Remote Desktop.


Security

Delivers critical security capabilities, system and app updates, and the compatibility you need to help secure your devices and infrastructure from modern threats, including: Trusted Boot; Hardware based Credential Protection; BitLocker; Windows Hello9;Windows Hello companion device10; Support for Biometrics; Azure AD device join and single sign-on to cloud-hosted apps; Windows Information Protection11; Data separation and containment; Device Guard; App triggered VPN; FIPS 140 and Common Criteria certified17.


Management and deployment

Enhanced management features to empower device and app management and deployment, including: Mobile device management; Conditional access; Windows Store for Business; Side-loading of LOB apps; AppLocker; Dynamic Provisioning; Assigned Access; Background apps for IoT; Manage updates; Current Branch for Business; Control telemetry.

To learn more about Windows 10 mobile, click here.

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  • 1Limited to Continuum-capable phones. External monitor must support HDMI input. App experience varies. Feature may require Continuum-compatible accessories, all sold separately.
  • 2Cortana available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device. Cortana is disabled in the Education edition.
  • 3Touch capable tablet or PC required.
  • 4Hardware dependent; pen accessory may be sold separately.
  • 5Not all MDM capabilities are available in the Home SKU. MDM requires an MDM product such as Microsoft Intune or other 3rd-party solutions (sold separately).
  • 6Separate subscription for Azure Active Directory Premium required.
  • 7Available in select markets. Functionality and apps may vary by market and device.
  • 8Requires 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).
  • 9To use Windows Hello with biometrics specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor, or other biometric sensors is required. Hardware based protection of the Windows Hello credential/keys requires TPM 1.2 or greater; if no TPM exists or is configured, credentials/keys protection will be software-based.
  • 10Companion devices must be paired with Windows 10 PC’s via Bluetooth. To use a Windows Hello companion device that enables the user to roam with their Windows Hello credentials requires Pro or Enterprise edition on the Windows 10 PC being signed into.
  • 11Windows Information Protection, formerly Enterprise Data Protection (EDP), requires either Mobile Device Management (MDM) or System Center Configuration Manager to manage settings. Active Directory makes management easier, but is not required.
  • 12Requires InstantGo or device that passes the device encryption HCK test.
  • 13Requires TPM 1.2 or greater for TPM based key protection.
  • 14Requires 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; TPM 2.0 recommended for device health attestation (will use software if TPM 2.0 not present).
  • 15Windows Device Health Attestation Service can be used for conditional access scenarios which may be enabled by Mobile Device Management solutions (e.g.: Microsoft Intune) and other types of management systems (e.g.: SCCM).
  • 16Separate subscription for Azure Active Directory required.
  • 1Limited to Continuum-capable phones. External monitor must support HDMI input. App experience varies. Feature may require Continuum-compatible accessories, all sold separately.
  • 2Cortana available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device.
  • 3To use Windows Hello with biometrics specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor, or other biometric sensors is required. Hardware based protection of the Windows Hello credential/keys requires TPM 1.2 or greater; if no TPM exists or is configured, credentials/keys protection will be software-based.
  • 4Companion devices must be paired with Windows 10 PC’s via Bluetooth. To use a Windows Hello companion device that enables the user to roam with their Windows Hello credentials requires Pro or Enterprise edition on the Windows 10 PC being signed into.
  • 5Windows Information Protection, formerly Enterprise Data Protection (EDP), requires either Mobile Device Management (MDM) or System Center Configuration Manager to manage settings. Active Directory makes management easier, but is not required.
  • 6Microsoft has received Common Criteria certification for Windows 10 Mobile running on Lumia 950, 950 XL, 550, 635, giving customers assurance that security controls and cryptographic functionality is implemented properly.
  • 1Limited to Continuum-capable phones. External monitor must support HDMI input. App experience varies. Feature may require Continuum-compatible accessories, all sold separately.
  • 2Cortana available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device. Cortana is disabled in the Education edition.
  • 3Touch capable tablet or PC required.
  • 4Hardware dependent; pen accessory may be sold separately.
  • 5Not all MDM capabilities are available in the Home SKU. MDM requires an MDM product such as Microsoft Intune or other 3rd-party solutions (sold separately).
  • 6Separate subscription for Azure Active Directory Premium required.
  • 7Available in select markets. Functionality and apps may vary by market and device.
  • 8Requires 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).
  • 9To use Windows Hello with biometrics specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor, or other biometric sensors is required. Hardware based protection of the Windows Hello credential/keys requires TPM 1.2 or greater; if no TPM exists or is configured, credentials/keys protection will be software-based.
  • 10Companion devices must be paired with Windows 10 PC’s via Bluetooth. To use a Windows Hello companion device that enables the user to roam with their Windows Hello credentials requires Pro or Enterprise edition on the Windows 10 PC being signed into.
  • 11Windows Information Protection, formerly Enterprise Data Protection (EDP), requires either Mobile Device Management (MDM) or System Center Configuration Manager to manage settings. Active Directory makes management easier, but is not required.
  • 12Requires InstantGo or device that passes the device encryption HCK test.
  • 13Requires TPM 1.2 or greater for TPM based key protection.
  • 14Requires 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; TPM 2.0 recommended for device health attestation (will use software if TPM 2.0 not present).
  • 15Windows Device Health Attestation Service can be used for conditional access scenarios which may be enabled by Mobile Device Management solutions (e.g.: Microsoft Intune) and other types of management systems (e.g.: SCCM).
  • 16Separate subscription for Azure Active Directory required.
  • 17Microsoft has received Common Criteria certification for Windows 10 Mobile running on Lumia 950, 950 XL, 550, 635, giving customers assurance that security controls and cryptographic functionality is implemented properly.