Microsoft to make Windows S a 'mode' of Windows 10

Windows 10 S Coming To All Windows 10 Versions Thanks To The S Mode

Microsoft To Add Windows 10 S Mode to All Editions and Drop Switch Fee

Still, since the company has already used "Fall Creators Update", maybe this fall's update (assuming there is one) will be forced to break new ground.

We still don't know what exactly will be in the next version of Windows 10, but we're finally pretty sure what its name will be.

Last year, Microsoft launched Windows 10 S, a new version of the Windows 10 operating system that's designed specifically for schools and businesses.

Other updates in the Windows 10 preview build released yesterday are aimed at fixing glitches that users might have encountered with OneDrive files, the Microsoft Store, Windows Mixed Reality, and touchpad/touch keyboard usage.

By including Windows 10 S as a mode in Windows 10, Microsoft is giving customers the option to lock down their computer for better battery life and security when they choose and to switch it right back to traditional Windows when they want to use more advanced programs or features. "Based on that feedback, we are simplifying the experience for our customers".

We haven't quite reached March's Patch Tuesday yet, but Microsoft is shipping a small cumulative update for PCs on the Windows 10 Creators Update (via Neowin).

It remains unclear how turning Windows 10 S into a "mode" will alleviate customers' confusion. Unless they met a certain conditions, users that were unhappy with its stripped down version of Windows had to pay $49 to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. These rumors turned out to be false as Belfiore confirmed in his blog post.

Those who have Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro will be able to switch to the S Mode in order to have a faster and more intuitive user experience.

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