Microsoft today announced Windows 10 S claiming to offer a familiar, productive Windows experience that’s streamlined for security and performance. Windows 10 S exclusively uses apps in the Windows Store and forces you to use Microsoft Edge as default browser. This is what Microsoft has to say about Windows 10 S.

Your applications are delivered via the Windows Store ensuring Microsoft-verified security and integrity. Microsoft Edge is your default browser since it’s more secure than Chrome or Firefox.1 Windows Defender and all ongoing security features of Windows 10 are included.

Microsoft also revealed today that Surface Laptop users, the first PC with Windows 10 S can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free by end of this year.

Now, in case you want to know how Windows 10 S compares to Windows 10 Home and Pro, check the table provided below.

Configuration & features*Windows 10 SWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro
Non-Windows Store applicationsXX
Domain Join on premiseX
Azure AD domain joinXX
Windows Store AppsXXX
Default browser hardened to Microsoft EdgeX ConfigurableConfigurable
Windows Update for BusinessXX
Windows Store for BusinessXX
Mobile Device Management (MDM)XLimitedX
Enterprise state roaming with Azure ADXX
Shared PC ConfigurationXX
Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer search default: Bing and designated regional search providers XConfigurableConfigurable
Switch to Windows 10 Pro (through Windows Store)XX

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