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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.

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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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