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Productivity & User Experience

Continuum for Phones1
Cortana2
Windows Ink3
Start Menu and Live Tiles
Tablet Mode
Voice, pen, touch and gesture4
Microsoft Edge (+ reading view PDF reader)

Security

Windows Hello5Feature availableFeature available
Windows Hello Companion Devices6Feature availableFeature available
Windows Information Protection7Feature not availableFeature available
Device Encryption8Feature availableFeature available
Bitlocker9Feature not availableFeature available
Trusted BootFeature availableFeature available
Windows Device Health Attestation service*Feature availableFeature available

Games10

Xbox AppFeature availableFeature available
Xbox controller support (wired)Feature availableFeature available
DirectX 12 graphic supportFeature availableFeature available
Game streaming (Xbox One to PC)Feature availableFeature available
Game DVRFeature availableFeature available

Business – Management and deployment

Group PolicyFeature not availableFeature available
Mobile Device Management11Feature availableFeature available
Enterprise State Roaming with Azure Active Directory12Feature not availableFeature available
Windows Store for Business13Feature not availableFeature available
Assigned AccessFeature not availableFeature available
Dynamic Provisioning Feature not availableFeature available
Windows Update for BusinessFeature not availableFeature available
Shared PC configuration Feature not availableFeature available
Take a TestFeature not availableFeature available

Windows Fundamentals

Domain JoinFeature not availableFeature available
Azure Active Directory Domain Join, with single sign-on to cloud-hosted apps14Feature not availableFeature available
Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer (EMIE)Feature not availableFeature available
Remote Desktop Feature not availableFeature available
Client Hyper-VFeature not availableFeature available
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1 Limited to Continuum-capable phones. External monitor must support HDMI input. App experience varies. Feature may require Continuum-compatible accessories, all sold separately.

2 Cortana available in selected markets; experience may vary by region and device. Cortana is disabled in the Education edition.

3 Touch-capable tablet or PC required.

4 Hardware dependent. Pen accessory may be sold separately.

5 To use Windows Hello with biometrics, specialised hardware is required, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors. Hardware-based protection of the Windows Hello credential/keys requires TPM 1.2 or greater. If there is no existing or configured TPM, credentials/keys protection will be software-based.

6 Companion devices must be paired with Windows 10 PCs via Bluetooth. Users must sign in to a Pro or Enterprise edition of a Windows 10 PC to use a Windows Hello companion device to roam with their Windows Hello credentials.

7 Windows 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.

8 Requires InstantGo or device that passes the HCK test for device encryption.

9 Requires TPM 1.2 or greater for TPM-based key protection.

10 Broadband Internet required for some features (ISP fees apply). Xbox Live features only available with supported games in Xbox Live-supported countries, see xbox.com/live/countries. Limited number of games available in 2015 that support cross-device play. Additional games to follow. Stream to one device at a time; streaming with multiplayer from Xbox One requires home network connection and Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately); Gold also required for multiplayer play and party chats on Xbox One. DirectX 12 only available with supported games and graphics chips. Game DVR only available with supported hardware. To check for compatibility and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer’s website and Windows 10 Specifications page. Devices, games, accessories and media content sold separately.

11 Not 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).

12 Separate subscription for Azure Active Directory Premium required.

13 Available in selected markets. Functionality and apps may vary by market and device.

14 Separate subscription for Azure Active Directory required.

* Windows 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).