Hi everybody,

As Microsoft announce, windows 10 is out on july, 29 2015 and it’s today!

In the morning, it appear on MSDN screen

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4 editions are available for download and 1 group all editions.

See below description of each edition:

Windows 10 Home is the consumer-focused desktop edition. It offers a familiar and personal experience for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s. Windows 10 Home will help people do great things, both big and small. With it, they will be more productive and have more fun thanks to a long list of new innovations: Cortana, the world’s most personal digital assistant; the new Microsoft Edge web browser; Continuum tablet mode for touch-capable devices; Windows Hello face-recognition, iris and fingerprint login; and right out of the box, a broad range of universal Windows apps like Photos, Maps, Mail, Calendar, Music and Video*.

Windows 10 Enterprise builds on Windows 10 Pro, adding advanced features designed to meet the demands of medium and large sized organizations. It provides advanced capabilities to help protect against the ever-growing range of modern security threats targeted at devices, identities, applications and sensitive company information. Windows 10 Enterprise also supports the broadest range of options for operating system deployment and comprehensive device and app management. It will be available to our Volume Licensing customers, so they can take advantage of the latest innovation and security updates on an ongoing basis. At the same time, they will be able to choose the pace at which they adopt new technology, including the option to use the new Windows Update for Business. With Windows 10, Enterprise customers will also have access to the Long Term Servicing Branch as a deployment option for their mission critical devices and environments. And as with prior versions of Windows, Active Software Assurance customers in Volume Licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise as part of their existing Software Assurance benefits.

Windows 10 Education builds on Windows 10 Enterprise, and is designed to meet the needs of schools – staff, administrators, teachers and students. This edition will be available through academic Volume Licensing, and there will be paths for schools and students using Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro devices to upgrade to Windows 10 Education.

Windows 10 Entreprise LTSB builds is similar to how versions are delivered today with a new one delivered every couple of years and in between each new version Microsoft will provide security updates, bug fixes and so on. Alternatively, customers can choose to use the CB method which provides security updates, bug fixes, and new features every few months.

You can find more comparison information on official document provided by Microsoft:

http://wincom.blob.core.windows.net/documents/Win10EditionsCompareTable_FINAL.pdf

As you maybe know, windows 10 is FREE. I mean, you got one year to get free upgrade to windows 10.Don’t wait and just do it 🙂

How to upgrade ?

Depending of you status and your current edition of windows 7, 8 or 8.1.

Home users

For classic home users, if your computer is up to date, you got icon in you taskbar:

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You just have to click on it and follow procedure to get free edition of windows 10. After that, you will receive update to upgrade. The licence will be attached to the pc and account, so if you got problem and you have to reinstall in the future you can do it. Note: remember to create reinstall image on usb stick for example, to reinstall if it’s needed in the future.

Insiders

If you are insiders, you have to enter correct and valid product key to your current build and activate it.

After that, you will receive some updates of your current build and try to install last build.

If you got problems and you do not receive last build, try to download ISO on Microsoft website and do the upgrade manually.

Enterprise

Upgrade is managed by your organisation, you have to wait action from you organisation administrator to receive upgrade.

If you got rights to do it, just download ISO from Microsoft website and valid product key of windows 10 enterprise edition and follow migration procedure.

 

Other editions like mobile edition will coming soon and office 2016 is currently in preview, so stay tuned about that and have nice migration to windows 10 🙂

Happy Sharepointing and happy windowing 🙂