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 in S mode

Perfect for Firstline Workers.

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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 in S modeWindows 10 ProWindows 10 Enterprise
Windows Hello for Business1
BitLocker and BitLocker to Go2
Windows Information Protection3
Windows Defender Credential Guard4Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode only
Windows Defender System Guard5
Windows Defender Application Guard6Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode only
Windows Defender Application Control
Windows Defender Exploit Guard7
Windows Defender Antivirus
Windows 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 in S mode Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Enterprise
Windows Server Update Service (WSUS)
Windows Update for Business
Desktop Analytics Upgrade Readiness
Desktop Analytics Update Compliance
Desktop Analytics Device Health Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode only
Windows Insider Program for Business
Express Updates
Delivery Optimization
30 months of support for September targeted releases Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode only
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 in S modeWindows 10 ProWindows 10 Enterprise
Kiosk mode
Windows Shared Devices
Windows Autopilot
Cloud Activations Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode only
Hybrid Azure Active Directory Join8
Microsoft Store for Business9
Mobile Device Management (MDM)10
Mobile Application Management (MAM)
Manage user experiences Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode only
Windows Virtual Desktop Use Rights Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode only
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)11
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 in S modeWindows 10 ProWindows 10 Enterprise
Microsoft Search in Windows12
Windows user experience
Microsoft Edge
Cortana13
Office 36514
Microsoft Whiteboard
OneNote for Windows 10
Work across devices15
Accessibility
Windows Ink16

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 in S mode

Affordable and cloud-ready devices for Firstline Workers.

Windows 10 Pro

A solid foundation for every business.

Windows 10 Enterprise

For organizations with advanced security and management needs.

  • 1Windows 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.
  • 2Requires 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.
  • 3WIP 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.
  • 4Requires 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).
  • 5Windows 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).
  • 6Requires 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.
  • 7Exploit 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.
  • 8Devices 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.
  • 9Available in select markets. Functionality and apps may vary by market and device.
  • 10MDM requires an MDM product such as Microsoft Intune or other 3rd-party solutions (sold separately).
  • 11Requires 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).
  • 12Requires Bing for business. Office 365 subscription sold separately.
  • 13Cortana 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).
  • 14Office 365 subscription required (sold separately).
  • 15Users 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.
  • 16Touch capable tablet or PC required. Pen accessory may be sold separately.