“Windows Vista Business is the primary edition of Windows Vista for business desktop and mobile PCs. This offering crosses the small business, mid-sized business, and enterprise segments. This edition includes all the features available in Windows Vista Home Basic (with the exception of a small number of entertainment features), plus:

  • Windows Aero user interface
  • Windows Tablet PC capability
  • Additional mobility features such as PC-to-PC synchronization
  • Core business features such as Domain Join, Group Policy support, and Encrypting File System
  • Small business-specific features such as Fax and Scan, and Small Business Resources

For small businesses, Windows Vista Business helps keep PCs running smoothly and securely, with less reliance on dedicated IT support. For larger organizations, Windows Vista Business provides dramatic new infrastructure improvements, enabling IT staff to spend more time adding strategic value to the business. Windows Vista Business also offers powerful new ways to organize, find, and share information, while helping people stay better connected in the office and on the road.

Estimated Retail Pricing: Upgrade: $199.00 Full Version: $299.00

Windows Vista Enterprise is the premium edition of Windows Vista for business desktop and mobile PCs. This offering is available only to customers who have their PCs covered by a Microsoft Software Assurance agreement. In addition to including all of the features available in Windows Vista Business, highlights of this edition include:

  • Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • All worldwide interface languages
  • Virtual PC Express
  • Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA)

Windows Vista Enterprise is designed for large enterprises and organizations with complex desktop infrastructures. It helps reduce the cost and complexity of deploying and managing PCs, improves reliability and security, and makes it easier to comply with information policies. Windows Vista Enterprise also increases information worker productivity and enables mobile users to stay better connected with customers, partners, and their business in the office or on the road.”

Estimated Retail Pricing: N/A

Use this handy chart from Microsoft to compare the different versions here.



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