Windows 10S will be available on cheaper computers targeted at elementary schools where teachers want predictable, easy to maintain and quick-booting machines. "This is a top priority we are focused on at Microsoft".
We'll be updating this article as further information becomes available. Well, you see, Microsoft decided that Windows 10 S will only run Windows Store-certified apps. Meanwhile, to simplify the Windows 10 to match a model similar to the Chrome OS is not that easy of a task.
While schools will definitely not ditch affordable Chromebooks for the $999 Surface Laptop, future computers with Windows 10 S will come with the same advantages and provide the same solutions for school settings that are offered by the Chrome OS. Myerson said the S also stands for the "soul" of the operating system. Those purchasing devices running Windows 10 S will also have the choice to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for $49, which if you're wanting to do this on a number of PCs that cost could soon rack up.
The new preview of Office contains the Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps which are now delivered and updated from the Microsoft Store for Education. What's more is that if a school already has Windows 10 Pro they can switch to 10 S for free.
Microsoft has set it sights on the education market, in earnest this time and Google is likely going to be plonked in the line of fire. So what does Windows 10 S have to offer users on a budget? Microsoft Office 365 and Intune for Education will also be free with Windows 10S. The Office Apps will be now available in Preview version this June with the general release planned later this year. And as these devices are going to be targetted towards Microsoft's educational audience, that's crucial. That means that, much like Google's Chromebooks, Windows 10 S-powered PCs can boot up quickly and get snappier performance with less slowdown.
Now, this is a unsafe decision on Microsoft's part to implement for a product that has to carry the company's hopes of beating the Chromebook and MacBook at its own game.
Microsoft is taking aim at Google as it introduced a Surface device for students and slimmed down Windows for the classroom. The Surface Laptop will come out on June 15. It can run for 14.5 hours on its batteries, thanks to the presence of the latest Intel core i5 and i7 processors on board. A Surface Laptop with an i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD is priced at $2,199.
MSFT has incorporated its new Surface Laptop with its latest Windows 10 S, which happens to be a more efficient and secure version of the previous Windows 10 OS. Rs 64000) and will ditch the hybrid tablet-laptop format that built the Surface's name.
Microsoft has partnered with OEMS like Acer, Samsung, HP, Fujitsu, etc to launch laptops for Education, which will be starting at $189.