The lowest-level Windows client OS edition of relevance to organization customers
Illustration compares features of Windows 10 offerings that target organizations.
Extended Security Updates (ESU) subscriptions provide security updates and bulletins for old versions of SQL Server, Windows Server, and Windows.
An edition of Windows 10 designed for compute-intensive workloads that sits between Windows Pro and Windows Enterprise in the edition line-up; distributed exclusively through retail and OEM channels.
Term typically used to describe a customer’s right to overwrite a PC’s OEM-installed Windows client OS with a customized Windows Pro image built using installation media obtained through a volume licensing program.
A Per-Device license providing the right to install and run on the PC (or Mac) the latest version of Windows Pro as of the time of license purchase.
A Per-Deviceperpetual license for Windows Pro that comes with new PCs; the main business-focused Windows client OS edition available through the OEM channel.
The lowest-level Windows client OSedition of relevance to organization customers; licensed Per-Device.
A Per-Device License model applicable to the Windows Pro Upgrade and to Windows Enterprise Per Device licenses purchased without SA (Software Assurance).