Microsoft has today announced the nomenclature for various Windows 10 editions which it “expects” to roll out this summer. And unlike Microsoft’s recent announcements, there isn’t much surprise for you this time, apart from the fact that the smartphone edition will be called “Windows 10 Mobile” and not the usual Windows Phone.
Besides that change, there is nothing more to add on to this announcement. All the other edition names are pretty much standard, the way they used to be with previous Windows editions.
As in the past, Microsoft will offer different Windows editions that are tailored for various device families and uses. These different editions address specific needs of various customers, from consumers to small businesses to the largest enterprises.
So here’s the listing :
- Windows 10 Home is the consumer-focused desktop edition.
- Windows 10 Mobile is designed to deliver the best user experience on smaller, mobile, touch-centric devices like smartphones and small tablets.
- Windows 10 Pro is a desktop edition for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s.
- Windows 10 Enterprise builds on Windows 10 Pro, adding advanced features designed to meet the demands of medium and large sized organizations.
- Windows 10 Education builds on Windows 10 Enterprise, and is designed to meet the needs of schools – staff, administrators, teachers and students.
- Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise is designed to deliver the best customer experience to business customers on smartphones and small tablets.
Apart from the nomenclature, Microsoft re-iterated the fact that the Redmond giant is “on track” to deliver the next generation of Windows by this summer. The company further reaffirmed that Windows will no longer come as an entire OS, but would be rather offered as a service, a fact already clarified by the company earlier this month.