Windows 10: Microsoft no longer allows to block Store access in Windows 10 Pro

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  1.    05 May 2016 #11

    Kaspersky Internet security still allows you to block the store from opening, in application control.

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  2.    05 May 2016 #12

    davidhk said: View Post
    So, the small business sector using the Pro version will have to pay for a Enterprise version or Education version ?
    Only if they want to block Store access on employee PC's.. Otherwise its business as usual.
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       05 May 2016 #13

    MS are really "pulling out all the stops" in the "annoy your customers department".
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  4.    05 May 2016 #14

    I think only accredited educational institutions qualify to obtain the Education version, so really this means that businesses need to license the Enterprise version. And that means working through Microsoft's Volume Licensing operation. Sigh.
    --Ed--

    PS: I just checked on Licensing terms for Windows 10 Education, and they must also go through Volume Licensing to obtain this stuff. Pricing and qualification are kind of opaque, though -- probably by design.
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       05 May 2016 #15

    It's real easy folks, if they use the Family safety:
    You can use Family Safety to set an age-based or content-based rating level for the games and apps your child can see and install from the Windows Store. You can also allow or block specific apps and games.
    Just set the age as far down as possible.

    Also: Completely Protect Your Windows PC with Microsoft Family Safety

    Family Settings - Manage for Child in Windows 10
    Last edited by Brink; 05 May 2016 at 13:21. Reason: added link
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  6.    05 May 2016 #16

    EdTittel said: View Post
    I think only accredited educational institutions qualify to obtain the Education version, so really this means that businesses need to license the Enterprise version. And that means working through Microsoft's Volume Licensing operation. Sigh.
    --Ed--

    PS: I just checked on Licensing terms for Windows 10 Education, and they must also go through Volume Licensing to obtain this stuff. Pricing and qualification are kind of opaque, though -- probably by design.
    Education can also be activated with Retail (non VL) keys. I have both types of keys available on my MSDN subscription for the Education version. You can upgrade from Pro to Education just by doing a change key. From Home too, I think? I've done the Pro to Education upgrade. No install media is needed, all you need is a valid Education key and the extra features are unlocked. Like going from Home to Pro with a change key.
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  7.    05 May 2016 #17

    Thanks, Alphanumeric! I didn't realize it was a key upgrade only. That said, I do think one must purchase keys for business use from MS anyway (of any kind -- MSDN keys are only good for test/non-production systems, which is how I found myself buying 5 Windows 10 keys from the VLSC earlier this year, following an audit here). It might be an easy upgrade, but there will still be cost involved! Thanks for sharing your insight.
    --Ed--
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  8.    05 May 2016 #18

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Thanks, Alphanumeric! I didn't realize it was a key upgrade only. That said, I do think one must purchase keys for business use from MS anyway (of any kind -- MSDN keys are only good for test/non-production systems, which is how I found myself buying 5 Windows 10 keys from the VLSC earlier this year, following an audit here). It might be an easy upgrade, but there will still be cost involved! Thanks for sharing your insight.
    --Ed--
    Yeah, you will still have to pay to upgrade, but it is an easy upgrade. It's no big deal for me to use my MSDN keys for testing, as it's only home use for me. I'm retired. You'll get your knuckles rapped though if they catch you using them on production systems. That's a big no no. When I saw Education listed on MSDN I grabbed a Key and did a change key on my Pro setup. It upgraded no problem with no need for any install media. I wanted to see what it offered that Pro didn't. It has the official Windows To Go utility just like Enterprise has. I can't remember any other differences at the moment. I'm not involved in IT stuff so I'd have go looking for changes. I think it has more features than Pro but not as many as Enterprise. I would think it should be cheaper than Enterprise too.
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       05 May 2016 #19

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Yeah, you will still have to pay to upgrade, but it is an easy upgrade. It's no big deal for me to use my MSDN keys for testing, as it's only home use for me. I'm retired. You'll get your knuckles rapped though if they catch you using them on production systems. That's a big no no. When I saw Education listed on MSDN I grabbed a Key and did a change key on my Pro setup. It upgraded no problem with no need for any install media. I wanted to see what it offered that Pro didn't. It has the official Windows To Go utility just like Enterprise has. I can't remember any other differences at the moment. I'm not involved in IT stuff so I'd have go looking for changes. I think it has more features than Pro but not as many as Enterprise. I would think it should be cheaper than Enterprise too.
    Hey Kerry,

    Here's a feature comparison between Windows 10 editions to help.

    Compare Windows 10 Editions
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  10.    06 May 2016 #20

    Brink said: View Post
    Hey Kerry,

    Here's a feature comparison between Windows 10 editions to help.

    Compare Windows 10 Editions
    Thanks, looking here from the link in your tutorial, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Wind...siness/Compare They have almost the same features. Easy Upgrade from Home to Education Edition is one difference. It looks like you can't upgrade Home to Enterprise, only Pro to Enterprise. And no LTSB for Education. There may be a few other things if you dig deep. One weird thing is Education has a watermark, even when its fully activated?
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