Windows 10 S: Windows version for classrooms is here

«Windows 10 Cloud”now confirmed as Windows 10 S became one of the worst kept secrets in Redmond. The idea of an operating system lighter which limits the execution of software offerings in the official store quickly made us think about Chrome OS, and the need for Microsoft to capture part of the education market. OEMs already prepared new very cheap computers with Windows 10 S pre-installed, and those who wish to upgrade to a Pro Edition can do it… for the right price.

ladies and gentlemen, the chain of rumors was cut. Microsoft he organized its #MicrosoftEDU event, and made it clear what are the following steps for Windows 10 as an operating system. Its new front is education, territory occupied by the Chromebooks through the low end and Apple computers in University environments with a purchasing power increased. The official answer is none other than Windows 10 S former «Windows 10 Cloud”a Special Edition more compact and restricted in comparison with what we find inside the builds Home and Pro. Technically, Windows 10 S is based on the Pro Edition, and will include certain features available in the enterprise space, as it is the case of BitLocker. However, we are still obliged to review its fine print.

all offer software on Windows 10 S revolves around the store

in the first place Windows 10 S will only allow installation and execution of applications from the store. The concept of the «glass jail» goes into effect, and is supposed to make the operating system more secure and efficient (a Microsoft le encanta hablar de la batería) with management in the cloud via Intune or Azure Active Directory simplified, and a reduction in incidents associated with corrupt installations or malware . Secondly, Windows 10 S will not allow modification of search engine (léa_se Bing) or the removal of Microsoft Edge as your main browser. Users may install other browsers using the store, but all the basic tasks (digamos, abrir un archivo.htm) Edge will always be the default option. And thirdly, Windows 10 S can be converted into a Pro. at this point is when the information becomes unclear. Some portals indicated that upgrade will be free until December 31 for all, and others say that only educational institutions and owners of certain device (deel cual hablaré en un rato) will have access to upgrade free of charge, while individual users must pay $49 . Personally, the second alternative seems more probable.

another detail to note is that the passage of Windows 10 S Windows 10 Pro is a path of ida, and there will be no downgrade safe return for those schools that already use Windows 10 Pro and want to adopt Windows 10 s (en esencia, recibirán una copia de Windows 10 S sin cargo) . Several OEM, among which are Asus, Acer, HP, Toshiba, Samsung and Dell, confirmed that the first computers with pre-installed Windows 10 S come to the shelves very soon, at prices that start from $189 and with one year free minecraft: Education Edition. Finally, Microsoft said that Windows 10 Education and Windows 10 Home will still be available. Not go away, that there are more than #MicrosoftEDU.

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