Microsoft Windows 8 SKUs Versions and Editions include; Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. Windows RT will be for Windows on Arm devices and will only be available on pre-installed devices. There won’t be 9 versions of Windows 8 OS as they revealed in Windows 8 Consumer Preview few months back, Microsoft has chosen to keep it simple with three primary Windows 8 SKUs (which totally make sense for users). It looks like as though they have listened to feedback from users. In Windows 8 Blog post Microsoft does mention that there will be a Windows 8 SKU for China too; «For China and a small set of select emerging markets, we will offer a local language-only edition of Windows 8.«
Microsoft will offer only 2 Windows 8 SKU’s Editions for sale including Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro Editions and Windows RT will be for Windows on Arm devices and will only be available on pre-installed devices. Windows RT is exclusively aimed at ARM platforms and therefore needs to be differentiated. It will only ship with hardware and comes with touch-optimized versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote as standard.
Soon after those Windows 8 SKU’s Microsoft has also planned to introduce Windows 8 Enterprise Edition for enterprise customers with Software Assurance agreements. According to Microsoft; Windows 8 Enterprise includes all the features of Windows 8 Pro plus for IT organization that enable PC management and deployment, advanced security, virtualization, new mobility scenarios, and much more. Windows 8 SKU’s Editions and Versions will be offered in 32-bit and 64-bit versions from Microsoft.
Comparison between Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT SKU’s Editions
Let’s find out the Comparison, Differences and Key Features of Windows 8 SKU’s by Editions
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