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Six versions or SKU of Windows 7

Microsoft has created a SKU line-up for Windows 7. Windows 7 will be available in 6 versions or SKU’s. SKU means the Stock Keeping Unit and it is the number of a specific product which is available for sale. If, say, a software comes in different versions, then thats its no. of SKU’s.

Windows 7 versions

The SKUs for Windows 7 are:

However, Microsoft will be focusing on two primary editions of Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional. Each SKU is a superset of the previous SKU. This means that each higher edition SKU will have every feature lower edition SKUs have.

Ultimate includes all Enterprise and all Home Premium features, including multi-language packs. Windows 7 Enterprise is available only through Microsoft Volume Licensing

Microsoft will continue to offer a few targeted SKUs for customers with specialized needs:

Windows 7 Professional is recommended for small businesses and Windows 7 Enterprise is recommended for mid- and large-sized businesses that have a Software Assurance Agreement with Microsoft.

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