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


In order to give manufacturers and schools the option to lock down their Windows machines, Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 S will make the shift from a full fledged OS to a mode available in all versions of Windows 10.

Both Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro users will be able to switch to the S Mode in order to have a faster and more intuitive user experience, without Win32 programs. We expect to see new Windows 10 devices ship with S mode, available from our partners in the coming months, so check back here for updates.

Belfiore goes on to say that his employer expects the "majority of customers to enjoy the benefits of Windows 10 in S Mode".

The company originally created Windows 10 S for the education market.

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"Since that time, we've received great feedback from customers and partners on Windows 10 S", Windows corporate vice president Joe Belfiore said in a blog post. Next year 10S will be the mode for existing versions, not a separate Assembly. So...

The main cause is probably the shortage of apps in the Microsoft Store.

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.

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. Despite introduction on the expensive Surface Laptop shown above, Windows 10 S has primarily been found on low-priced machines for the education sector. "If a customer does want to switch out of S mode, they will be able to do so at no charge, regardless of edition", Belfiore said. Users can now upgrade such devices to the full version of Windows 10 for a $50 fee.