Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Microsoft says 'majority' of Windows 10 use will be 'streamlined S mode'

Paul Thurrott's Short Takes March 9 Microsoft says 'majority' of Windows 10 use will be 'streamlined S mode'
Sherri Watson | 09 March, 2018, 19:01

Starting with the next update to Windows 10, coming soon, customers can choose to buy a new Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro PC with S mode enabled, and commercial customers will be able to deploy Windows 10 Enterprise with S mode enabled. Belfiore declared that Windows 10 S will be a new mode of the pre-existing versions of next year's operating systems and definitely not a "distinct version".

Microsoft had announced Windows 10 S previous year, the new version of Windows 10 which was meant to compete with Google's own operating system, Chrome OS.

The update, KB4092077, keeps the build number at 15063.936 and includes a single fix related to an issue that can make portions of the user interface unusable. The news may have been confusing to many, which is why the company has given a more detailed explanation.

Microsoft has added a new font for the unread emails in your inbox.

"By offering multiple experiences to our Insiders, we're able to hear multiple points of view, along with preferences on the best set up experience that showcases privacy set up choices", Marisa Rogers, privacy officer for Microsoft's Windows & Devices Group, wrote yesterday in a blog post.

Citing new data from the United Kingdom -based research consultancy Futuresource, Microsoft yesterday also highlighted the growing use of Windows 10 devices in K-12 education.

Windows 10 is created to be compatible with the hardware, software, and peripherals you already own.

Belfiore prefaced this reveal by stating "we", speaking for Microsoft, "use [Windows 10 S] as an option for schools or businesses that want the "low-hassle"/ guaranteed performance version". For more, you can check out Microsoft's full release notes. Microsoft collects Telemetry on all consumer versions of Windows 10. It can't be undone, and presumably that could be true for other Windows 10 editions.