Microsoft is announcing new Windows 10 S devices to bring technology to all workers, especially those on the front line. As per Microsoft, there are more than two billion Firstline Workers who serve as the time-sensitive point of contact for an organization and its customers or products.
In order to empower the workforce, Microsoft will be providing streamlined, secure devices loaded with Windows 10 S that help them get their work done and build skills.
A wide range of devices from OEM partners like HP, Lenovo, Acer, and Fujitsu starting at $275, will be available later this year, beginning next month.
Why Windows 10 S
- Simple to use: Windows 10 S delivers a familiar Windows 10 experience so Firstline Workers can get productive right away. It is designed for performance, start-ups are quick and built to stay that way so that productivity never slows down, even on entry-level devices. It offers more seamless integration with hosted VMs for remote desktop and apps for firstline worker scenarios. And it is fully integrated with OneDrive, empowering Firstline Workers to work from anywhere.
- Streamlined for security: Designed with Firstline Workers in mind, Windows 10 S has the goal of preventing the most common cyber attacks like ransomware and exploits. Applications built on the Universal Windows Platform or Centennial are delivered via the Windows Store ensuring they have been verified for security and integrity. And with Microsoft Edge, Firstline Workers are protected against phishing attacks and malicious software.
- Easy to manage: Windows 10 S was designed with Modern IT in mind, including cloud-based identity and management with Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune. Together with Windows Update for Business, organizations can manage and update Windows 10 S devices using the power and convenience of the cloud.
In the future, Microsoft will be releasing an update that will enable organizations to deploy Windows 10 Enterprise capabilities such as Credential Guard, Application Guard etc. on Windows 10 S devices with a Microsoft 365 subscription.
With the new Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode, customers will be able to experience Windows 10 Enterprise with all the benefits of Windows 10 S – streamlined for security and low total cost of ownership.