Windows 10
Microsoft announces Windows 10 for business. Reuters/Bobby Yip

Alongside the roll-out of Windows 10 in 190 countries across the globe, Microsoft has made its new operating system available for businesses as well.

Two versions -- Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro -- are available for business customers as a free upgrade for PCs and tablets running on Windows 7 and 8.1.

Organisations with volume licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education starting 1 August.

How to upgrade to Windows 10 business

Microsoft has said businesses can download and install Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation to test their apps and go ahead with their deployment.

To support customer pilots and deployment, the configuration managers for System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 feature the latest service packs.

Users can also check out the System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview 2 for insights into new functionalities.

Since the new features will first make their way through the Windows Insider Program, businesses are recommended to enrol their devices for Windows Update for Business.

With Windows 10 businesses can replace passwords with biometrics and hardware-based credentials. Additionally, using Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello, users can log into Windows 10 devices or business apps without using a password.

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