Windows 10 Enterprise vs. Pro: Modern management considerations

  1. Brink's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise vs. Pro: Modern management considerations


    In conversations with customers like you, one-on-one or at events, we're often asked to help you choose between Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Pro. Specifically, we're asked to help clarify the differences between the two editions, and the impact those differences might have to your organization. With that in mind, we decided to take a closer look at these conversations—and the key considerations when it comes to deciding between Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Pro for your organization—by talking with two Technology Solutions Professionals specializing in Windows deployments who talk to and help customers on a regular basis.

    Nick Moseley focuses on all things deployment, management, productivity, and, especially, security. He helps organizations see the vision for Windows as a service, develop strategies, and build out the necessary architecture to support it. He has over 15 years of experience in IT, everywhere from corporate IT to consulting, primarily around systems management and desktop engineering. That background provides great perspective to collaborate and build the right vision, businesses cases, and strategy for his customers.

    Shawn Porter has more than 25 years of industry experience, helping customers realize a strategy to modernize in their organizations. He previously held enterprise architecture roles for a large educational provider in Canada, working across more than 200 sites with greater than 140,000 units. He also has more than 10 years of experience in corporate IT as a systems management consultant, working with organizations on Configuration Manager and OS deployments. As a Modern Desktop Technical Specialist, "I've been doing Modern Workplace type stuff before it was even considered modern!"


    Read more: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/...nt/ba-p/720445
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  2. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    You'd think in the first or second paragraph they'd just fess up and say enterprise is a subscription and pro is not
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    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    You'd think in the first or second paragraph they'd just fess up and say enterprise is a subscription and pro is not
    '00

    Pro may or may not be on subscription basis.
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    Hi there.

    I think a lot of companies are turning themselves into primarily service organisations and some don't charge for software to individuals saying that they can download software but they have to pay for support either on a subscription or on an ad hoc (i.e per call) type basis.

    The once mighty IBM ( the old Big Blue Mainframes etc) is primarily a service provider now -- It acquired RED HAT who supply their RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Centos, and Fedora). RHEL is subscription but free to individuals if you sign up for it, Centos is a community based Red Hat supported version which is pretty well source compatible with RHEL, while fedora is the "developers" more leading edge stuff which is free to individuals and more use to those who want a more leading edge version of Linux while still having the backing and stabilty of Red Hat (now owned by IBM).

    Ms also makes quadrillions of dollars on service supply contracts too. Far more than retail profits on Windows and even Office.

    Amazon's cloud services income make even their online store seem like a "penny bazaar" -- I'd bet a load of folks would find that a surprise given how big world wide the amazon online store is !!!.

    Windows perhaps could go that way too. Free put pay if you want support.

    In all of this mix though I don't see Windows 10 Workstation ever getting mentions -- is it an official SKU these days or is it still in the realms of Vapourware.

    I just don't really see why there needs to be a HOME edition at all especially if the package can be upgraded online in a few seconds - so the build must have all the pro stuff included but just disabled. Ms surely has plenty of money (Even the shareholders have made a packet over the last 3 or 4 years !! I know I did OK on their "Options" trading.

    Providing services at a fee seems IMO a much better route rather than "renting Software" - some people would happily pay for decent support while others could try out all the different versions of Windows at no cost provided they handle their own support or get it from excellenf Forums like this one.

    Ms also get feedback on what customers want, fixed defects etc etc -- seems win win for everybody.

    However when it comes to money I suppose Greed is the thing that drives the market rather than common sense where everybody wins.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    cereberus said: View Post
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    Pro may or may not be on subscription basis.
    Hi,
    That I've noticed pro/ home version the user is the product so as of yet we have not had to pay monthly/ yearly fees like enterprise do or also by the amount of activations enterprise cost is adjusted from.

    Time will tell of course
    MS already wants a credit/ bank account for MS store so anything is possible when they get that info/ opt out of course
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