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Microsoft officially announces Windows 10 S, for Education

Windows 10 S

At the #MicrosoftEDU event in New York, Microsoft announced a newer member of the Windows 10 version, Windows 10 S. Windows 10 S is a fresh new operating system built solely for the purpose to empower students (creators) to achieve more.

What’s new in Windows 10 S?

  1. Windows 10 S is lighter and faster version of Windows 10 Pro/Home.
  2. On Windows 10 S, users/students can only install apps from the Windows Store, the verified apps, frankly.
  3. If a user tries to install an app outside of the Windows Store, say a Win32 app, they will get a prompt and if needed, Windows 10 S can suggest an app from the Windows Store that is a close match.
  4. If an administrator is desperate to install a Win32 app etc.  he/she can browse over to Windows Store and purchase a fuller and more powerful version of Windows 10, in this case, Windows 10 Pro.
  5. Windows 10 S is 50% faster than Windows 10 Pro, when it comes to signing in for the first time.
  6. Set-up School PCs for schools is an app which lets administrators configure the settings on one PC and replicate the same on another PC by transferring the settings via a USB thumb drive.
  7. Windows 10 S has a new default wallpaper.

Microsoft and its partners will also launch devices running Windows 10 S, and the pricing starts at $189, which is undoubtedly affordable.

In addition, When you buy a Windows 10 S PC, you will be entitled to a free subscription to Minecraft’s Education Edition and for existing schools with Windows Pro PCs, they get Windows 10 S free of cost.

We will update the article as soon as more info is available.

Meanwhile,  the May event is underway and you can catch it here

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