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This is a short post to provide links for downloading the ISOS from MSDN. Microsoft have released Windows 10 officially today to the general public, and if you opted for the Windows Insider program you are probably already running that version of Windows 10.
Download Windows 10 Enterprise ISOS
If however you want to download the ISOs for use with Configuration Manager or MDT then the ISO’s can be downloaded from Microsoft using the following links:
- X86 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/?FileId=64732
- X64 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/?FileId=64780
Windows 10 (like previous releases of Windows) comes in different flavors (SKUs) to target different markets, and the following versions are available on MSDN today:
- Windows 10 (Multiple Editions)
- Windows 10 Education
- Windows 10 Enterprise
- Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB
- Windows 10 Features on Demand
So what does each version mean, let’s take them one by one using explanations gathered from MSDN itself.Windows 10 (Multiple Editions)
This release contains Windows 10 Professional and Windows 10 Home. Please refer to your product keys to determine which products are included with your subscription. To explain those two versions see below.
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro is designed for small and medium businesses enabling organizations to manage their devices and apps, protect their business data, facilitate remote and mobile scenarios as well as take advantage of the cloud technologies for their organizations. In addition to small and medium businesses, Windows 10 Pro devices would be a good choice for organizations supporting CYOD programs.
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home is the definitive Windows 10 experience for general consumers. It offers a familiar and personal experience combined with new innovations for getting things done and having more fun. New features include: an all-new web browser built for doing things online; Windows Hello which providers users a warm welcome and a convenient log-on*; and great new multi-tasking features including snapping multiple apps on the screen and creating virtual desktops for more space.
This release is available just for education customers in volume licensing programs. Windows 10 Education includes features from Windows 10 Enterprise that are ideal for advanced security, and the comprehensive device control and management needs of today’s educational institution. Windows 10 Education also enables simplified deployment in the education space; this edition provides a direct path for many devices to upgrade from Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro.Windows 10 Enterprise
This version of Windows 10 builds on Windows 10 Pro adding premium features designed to address the needs of large and mid-size organizations (including large academic institutions), such as advanced protection against modern security threats, full flexibility of OS deployment, updating and support options; as well as comprehensive device and app management and control capabilities.Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB
This edition provides customers with access to the Long Term Servicing Branch as a deployment option for their mission critical devices and environments. The LTSB version will receive security updates just like you do today for previous versions of Windows, and is in contrast to the other branch called Current Branch. That version allows users to not only be updated for security issues but also to avail of new features as they become available to Windows 10.Windows 10 Features on Demand
Windows 10 features on demand are additional feature options available through Windows Update. This download allows organizations to pre-configure Windows 10 installation software with these features prior to deployment. This download can also be used to install features from local media.So how can I upgrade my Windows 7 (or Windows 8) to Windows 10 ?
Yet another build of Windows 10, this time 10240 is available, and it's a TH build meaning threshold or 'very near to RTM'.
and after the update is complete you get a new OOBE requiring you to accept the license terms, review the new apps like Microsoft EDGE and then accept the settings changes, once you login, the Watermark is gone, you can review the Windows version using winver in a cmd prompt.
This build feels complete, even The Verge claims it might be the RTM release.
You can read about the release here.
Microsoft have released yet another new Windows 10 build prior to the release of the OS on July 29th. Here's the press release below:
"We have a new build for PCs we’re releasing today to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring – Build 10166. Just like the 3 builds we released last week, this build is all about bug fixing and fit-and-finish. Be sure to keep using the Windows Feedback app to send us feedback on any problems you’re hitting to help us make sure Windows 10 is awesome when we release it on July 29th!
We also have something for you to try out if you live in the Seattle area. With Windows 10, we are giving people the ability to purchase paid Wi-Fi through the Windows Store via the Microsoft Wi-Fi app. You will know when you can purchase Wi-Fi when you see “Buy Wi-Fi from Windows Store” in your list of networks when clicking on the network icon on the lower right in the Taskbar. The Microsoft Wi-Fi app provides the choice to pay with a Credit or Debit Card, a Microsoft Gift Card, or PayPal and it helps keep your information secure since it uses the Windows Store payment system. Completing the purchase is simple as there is no need to enter additional personal or payment information if you’ve already registered in Windows Store. Right now, we’re testing this experience out in Seattle but it’ll soon open up to the rest of the U.S.
We also have a corresponding Windows 10 SDK preview release with this build. The Building Apps for Windowsblog will go into details on the change log. As always, you can download the latest Windows SDK and mobile emulator from the Windows 10 Developer Tools page.
For those of you on older builds – now is definitely the time to upgrade to the most current build. Grab 10166 from Windows Update today or build 10162 ISOs from the Windows Insider Program website. Thank you to all of our Windows Insiders who have given us terrific feedback and helped us shape Windows 10. We’re getting close to release now and the whole team here is working hard and incredibly excited!"
Just when I got my build 10158 Upgrade and New Computer scenario task sequences done, Microsoft releases..... build 10159 !
The new build has 300 bug fixes since build 10158 and a new wallpaper too (that one where they spent half a trillion US dollars on making the video which turned into a BMP),
well ok, it wasn't quite that expensive, but it was a nice result :-)
I nearly forgot, the blog post announcing the new build is right here
get it, install it, deploy it, use it !
Windows 10 ftw :-)
We have a new build for PCs releasing today to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring – Build 10158. This build is full of improvements to stability and quality as well as some additional UI polish. It also has some great new features included for Microsoft Edge as well.
Here is what’s new in this build
Microsoft Edge: The first thing that you’ll notice in this build is that the Microsoft Edge branding is now included.
IMPORTANT: Microsoft Edge has a new app ID that will cause any favorites, cookies, history and Reading list items that you had saved in “Project Spartan” from previous builds to be lost after upgrading. If you want to keep these, make sure you back up your favorites before upgrading to Build 10158. To save your favorites, follow these steps before upgrading to the next build we release (do it now):
- Copy your favorites from %localappdata%/Packages/Microsoft.Windows.Spartan_cw5n1h2txyewy/AC/Spartan/User/Default/Favorites.
- Save them to %userprofile%/Favorites.
- After upgrading to the next build open Microsoft Edge, choose Settings, and you’ll see an option to import favorites from another browser. Choose Internet Explorer to import the favorites you saved in your %userprofile% directory into Microsoft Edge.
There are also some great new features and improvements for you to try:
- One of the top pieces of feedback we’ve heard from Windows Insiders is that many of you really wanted a “home” button for Microsoft Edge. In this build, we’ve provided an option for you to add it via Settings > Advanced Settings and turn on “Show the home button”.
- We’ve added the ability for you to import favorites/bookmarks from other browsers into Microsoft Edge.
- There are new options for changing what you see when you first start Microsoft Edge.
- There are new customizations for the New Tab page. You can choose to either see top sites and suggested content – or just top sites.
- We’ve added password and form-fill support. Microsoft Edge now lets you manage your passwords for your favorite websites.
- Audio from Microsoft Edge plays while the app is minimized or in the background – another top request from Windows Insiders.
- You can drag and drop tabs to a new window.
- Another top request: we now have a dark theme!
General UX improvements and refinement: You’ll continue to see general UX improvements and refinement in this build. For Continuum, you’ll see a lot of bug fixes as well as improved Tablet mode animations, improved support for Windows 8/8.1 apps and classic (Win32) apps in Tablet mode. And when using the Start Menu, you can swipe up on the left side to open All apps. This also works in Tablet mode, when you have opened up the left side of Start behind the hamburger menu. Additionally, in All apps – you can click on a letter to quickly go to apps on the All apps list under that letter (great for people with lots of apps installed).
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