Windows 10 S, Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro feature comparison

Microsoft today announced the new Windows 10 S, a specific configuration of Windows 10 Pro that is streamlined for security and performance. Windows 10 S has many of the features of Windows 10 Pro, but for security and performance it exclusively runs apps from the Windows Store and uses Microsoft Edge as its default browser. There are some key differences between Windows 10 S, Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro, see the feature comparison chart below.

Windows 10 S Feature Comparison:

Configuration & featuresWindows 10 SWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro
Non-Windows Store applicationsX
Domain Join on premiseXX
Azure AD domain joinX
Windows Store Apps
Default browser hardened to Microsoft Edge ConfigurableConfigurable
Windows Update for BusinessX
Windows Store for BusinessX
Mobile Device Management (MDM)Limited
BitlockerX
Enterprise state roaming with Azure ADX
Shared PC ConfigurationX
OtherWindows 10 SWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro
Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer search default: Bing and designated regional search providersConfigurableConfigurable
Switch to Windows 10 Pro (through Windows Store)X

You can learn more about the default browser and search engine on Windows 10 S here.

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