Work even smarter
Do more, without just working more—with Windows 10 Pro.
Remote desktop lets you unlock and access your own machine virtually—all your files, folders, and apps—from any device via Internet.3
Microsoft 365⁴ Business
Employees can collaborate virtually without compromising privacy and security. Chat, meet, call and collaborate all in one place with Microsoft Teams.
Seamless work, frictionless management
Save user's time with single login across Windows 10 and other Microsoft services. Identity and access management all in the cloud with Azure AD Join.
Manage mobile devices as well as PCs.
Manage company security policies and business applications on your team’s devices without compromising their privacy through Mobile Device Management (MDM).5
Add and manage multiple devices at once
With Domain Join & Group Policy you can add new devices to your network and set security policies for many devices at once, all from one management console.
Simple, secure multifactor authentication
Windows 10 Pro offers simple, secure multifactor authentication6 via phone call, text, or the Microsoft Authenticator app for mobile phones and tablets.7, 8
Stop data leaks before they happen
Windows Information Protection 1 (WIP) prevents accidental data loss by encrypting business data on devices and separating it from personal data.
Hard encryption just got easy
BitLocker2 encryption protects your information even on lost or stolen devices. BitLocker to Go provides the same protection for external and removable drives.
Hardware-based defense against startup attacks
Windows Defender System Guard9 uses hardware-based root of trust on modern devices to block startup attacks and prevent them from propagating.
Frequently asked questions
To access Microsoft 365, Teams, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 cloud apps, a user can register their device and add a work account via Add a Work Account on your organization’s network. However, they may encounter restricted access joining a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or a domain from a Windows 10 Home device. If your company has implemented Azure Active Directory Join, Windows 10 Home devices will also have limited management and security features. If your user needs fuller access to your domain, we recommend upgrading their Windows 10 Home device to Windows 10 Pro. To learn more about the different version of Windows, view our comparison chart.
Businesses are finding they need an added layer of security and manageability as their company moves to remote work. Windows 10 Pro adds several advanced features, including Azure Active Directory, Domain Join, Windows Information Protection1, BitLocker2, Remote desktop3, and a suite of tools designed for business use. If your business is looking to upgrade Windows 10 Home machines to Windows 10 Pro, they can do this remotely by upgrading their license from Windows 10 Home PC to Windows 10 Pro through Microsoft Store.
While we recommend purchasing a device with Windows 10 Pro, sometimes you need a device sooner. In these situations, you have a few options. You can:
Purchase a Windows 10 Home PC. By joining the Windows 10 Home PC with Azure AD using Add a Work Account, employees can access productivity resources like Microsoft 365, OneDrive, and Teams. Learn how to join a new Windows 10 device with Azure AD during a first run.
Ask your employee to register the device and Add a Work Account on your organization’s network to access Microsoft 365, Teams and Microsoft Dynamics 365 cloud apps as needed. For fuller access to your company domain, upgrade the Windows 10 Home PC to a Windows 10 Pro license.
This is a full version of Windows 10. We recommend you back up your files before installing. Updates are automatically enabled during the support period – additional storage and/or hardware requirements apply for updates over time. Apps and features may vary by market. Windows Media Center is not supported. To check for compatibility, support period and other important information, visit your device manufacturer’s website and windows.com/windows10specs.
 Windows Information Protection requires either Mobile Device Management or System Center Configuration Manager to manage settings. These products are sold separately. Active Directory makes management easier but is not required.
 Requires TPM 1.2 or greater for TPM based key protection.
 Remote Desktop app is available for Windows, iOS, Android and Mac, the machine you want to access needs to be on.
 Subscription sold separately.
 Requires Azure AD or Microsoft 365. Sold separately. Learn more about Mobile Device Management, https://docs.microsoft.com/windows/client-management/mdm/
 See also: Windows Hello, Biometrics
 Get the free Microsoft Authenticator app for Android or iOS https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/account/authenticator
 How to use the Microsoft Authenticator App https://support.microsoft.com/help/4026727/microsoft-account-how-to-use-the-microsoft-authenticator-app
 Windows 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).