The messaging on the software was always a bit messy, though, and the company didn't really do itself any favors by launching it on the high-end Surface Laptop.
Meanwhile, Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore revealed in a comment on Twitter yesterday that next year Microsoft plans to demote its Windows 10 S operating system to a mode rather than continuing to support it as a completely distinct version of Windows. Understandably, it's been a bit hard to determine how to classify what's essentially functioned as a forked version of the company's broader OS.
The tweet posted by Belfiore also confirms that Microsoft is planning to bring the S Mode to all existing Windows 10 versions, including Windows 10 Home, Enterprise, and Pro.
While Microsoft will be abandoning Windows 10 S but, it will not abandon its Windows '10 S users as Microsoft will be giving free Win 10 Home upgrade to Windows 10 S Users. Windows 10 S only lets Windows devices use Microsoft verified apps from the Microsoft store. While testers got an early look at them briefly, Microsoft is now letting every Windows 10 tester on the Skip Ahead ring get access to tabs today with build 17618. By enabling improved inking and typing, customers help us improve suggestion capabilities of applications and services running on Windows such as handwriting recognition, autocompletion, next word prediction and spelling correction in the many languages used by Windows customers. Nevertheless, those who possess Windows 10 Pro in S Mode would have to pay 49 dollars in order to unlock the full version.
Recent estimates have stated that Chrome OS accounts for about 60% of the USA education market in grades K-12.
This move means it will be easier for Microsoft to continue to offer Windows 10 S to users, while simplifying the upgrade path. To make the evaluation process more efficient, Microsoft is using the GPU available on the device.
When Microsoft introduced Windows 10S previous year, I was deeply concerned.