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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Differences on Windows Versions Pro/Business/E3/E5

Recently a customer asked me about the specific differences between Windows Defender and Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (aka MD ATP or its new name "Microsoft Defender for Endpoints")


There is a great "Windows 10 commercial edition comparison" chart available which I want to share with you. Each feature is clickable and tells you more what MS is meaning with it!

Acutally the biggest differentiator is the security area. Standard security is pretty good so far even with Windows Defender (standalone). But the extra costs for E5 is bringing you cloud powered mega security facilitating the Microsoft Security Graph. So the extra bucks are running and operating the cloud facilities for you (hardware, power, cooling, people (3500 security researcher working for you day/night))

To see the full 8 pages version checkout here:
https://query.prod.cms.rt.microsoft.com/cms/api/am/binary/RE2PBG7

Thanks to Simon for pointing me to this valuable ressource!