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Windows 10 S is dead, long live S Mode

11 March, 2018, 01:26 | Author: Lydia Fleming
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Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.

According to a sleuthing Windows Insiders, the name of the next Windows feature update appears to be named "Spring Creators Update". Microsoft expects that Windows 10 S-mode enabled devices will start shipping in the coming months from its partners.

Now, making sure the security of the operating system is up-to-date is important, but there are legitimate reasons for holding back on updates, especially in enterprise environments or in cases where Windows 10 is running inside a virtual machine. Joe Belfiore, Microsoft Vice President responsible for Windows, told about the upcoming changes. Insiders will see different versions of the new privacy interface, allowing Microsoft to see which options might work best for a wider audience.


Other updates in the Windows 10 preview build released yesterday are aimed at fixing glitches that users might have encountered with OneDrive files, the Microsoft Store, Windows Mixed Reality, and touchpad/touch keyboard usage. If you are an enterprise customer, you will be able to deploy Windows 10 Enterprise with S mode enabled.

"We use Windows 10's as an option for schools or companies who need a version for simple tasks, but with guaranteed performance". Futuresource reported that Google's Chromebooks continue to dominate the USA school market, with a 59.6 percent share in the fourth quarter of 2017, but added that Microsoft has seen growing adoption through its expanding lineup of lower-cost, education-focused Windows devices.

The good news is that S mode won't be forever: Belfiore wrote that "If a customer does want to switch out of S mode, they will be able to do so at no charge, regardless of edition". Windows 10 version 1607 and version 1703 are not yet at "end of service".

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