Microsoft is adding another new Windows 10 variant to its line-up as of next week when it starts rolling out Windows 10 Anniversary Update next week.
The newest addition to the family -- Windows 10 Pro Education
-- will join a bunch of other existing Windows 10 SKUs
, plus various IoT/embedded versions
With the July 27 announcement of this new SKU, the main Windows 10 Anniversary SKU line-up will now include: Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise, Pro Education and Education.
Microsoft will offer Windows 10 Pro Education in a couple of ways
. It will be an OEM SKU that will be available for installation by hardware partners on new devices that are purchased with discounted K-12 academic licenses. Microsoft also will offer users running devices with Windows 10 Pro that are purchased with K-12 academic licenses to upgrade automatically to Windows 10 Pro Education. And those users with Academic Volume Licensing agreements will be able to get Windows 10 Pro Education through the Volume Licensing Service Center at some later date.
The difference between Windows 10 Pro Education and Windows 10 Education is the same as the difference between Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise. (Note: Sadly, for those of us trying to keep track at home, Microsoft isn't renaming Windows 10 Education to "Windows 10 Enterprise Education," which, at least to me, would make its Windows 10 SKU line-up a little less complex.)...