Whats the difference between Windows 10 Home and Pro?

Anyone know what the difference betweent windows 10 Home and Pro will be I currently have a 8.1 Pro device and 8.1 Home
 

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Introducing Windows 10 Editions

As in the past, we will offer different Windows editions that are tailored for various device families and uses. These different editions address specific needs of our various customers, from consumers to small businesses to the largest enterprises.

Edition

Features

Windows 10 Home

- PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s
- Cortana Assistant
- Microsoft Edge web browser
- Continuum tablet mode for touch-capable devices
- Windows Hello face-recognition, iris and fingerprint login
- universal Windows apps like Photos, Maps, Mail, Calendar, Music and Video
- Ability to capture and share game play for XBOX One owners

Windows 10 Pro

- PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s
- Cortana Assistant
- Microsoft Edge web browser
- Continuum tablet mode for touch-capable devices
- Windows Hello face-recognition, iris and fingerprint login
- universal Windows apps like Photos, Maps, Mail, Calendar, Music and Video
- Ability to capture and share game play for XBOX One owners
- Domain Join Services
- BitLocker Drive Encryption
- Remote Access Services
- Group Policy editor
- Windows Update for Business

Windows 10 Enterprise

- PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s
- Cortana Assistant
- Microsoft Edge web browser
- Continuum tablet mode for touch-capable devices
- Windows Hello face-recognition, iris and fingerprint login
- universal Windows apps like Photos, Maps, Mail, Calendar, Music and Video
- Ability to capture and share game play for XBOX One owners
- Domain Join Services
- BitLocker Drive Encryption
- Remote Access Services
- Group Policy editor
- Windows Update for Business
- Long Term Servicing Branch
- Device Guard - help protect against the ever-growing range of modern security

threats targeted at devices, identities, applications and sensitive company

information

Windows 10 Education

- All the features of Windows 10 Enterprise for Academia


Windows 10 Mobile

- smaller, mobile, touch-centric devices like smartphones and small tablets
- universal Windows apps
- touch-optimized version of Office
- Continuum for phone
-  productivity, security and management capabilities for customers who use their

personal devices at work

Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise

- All the features of Windows 10 Mobile
- Update management for businesses

Windows 10 IoT Core

- for industry devices like ATMs, retail point of sale, handheld terminals and

industrial robotics

Learn more:

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/05/13/introducing-windows-10-editions/

For a break down of the logical upgrade paths existing Windows users can expect:

  • Windows 10 Home - For PCs running consumer editions of Windows 7 (such as Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium), Windows 8/8.1 Core. (Can also be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise)
  • Windows 10 Pro - For PCs running Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate, Windows 8/8.1 Pro
  • Windows 10 Enterprise - For volume license customers with active Software Assurance running Windows 7/8/8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Mobile - For Windows Phone 8.1

Most users will only see Windows 10 Home and Pro for desktop PCs. Microsoft has not revealed all the details about pricing for Windows 10 yet, but it was announced earlier in 2015 that Windows 10 will be free for the first year to all Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Phone 8.1 users.

For the first time, Microsoft will make it possible for managed IT environments to upgrade factory preinstalled OEM licenses whether it is consumer or business editions) to volume license upgrades without formatting the device.

Resource: How to know the Edition, Architecture, Channel and build of Windows 10 installed.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/frequently-asked-questions-windows-10/5c0b9368-a9e8-4238-b1e4-45f4b7ed2fb9

Best,
Andre
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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