Designed with students and teachers in mind, Windows 10 S promises to deliver more security and performance.
Microsoft recently announced the launch of Windows 10 S, a new version of the popular Microsoft OS that alters the Windows 10 Pro formula for added security and performance. The most obvious difference between Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 S is that the latter is restricted to only using apps downloaded from the Windows Store to ensure total compatibility and security. For Microsoft, using third-party applications and programs are the most likely portals for security breaches. The company’s solution is to limit the user’s exposure to only Windows Store apps and Internet browsing on Microsoft Edge, a web browser designed specifically for Windows 10.
Windows 10 S was created from a need to provide students with an operating system that provides safety, security, and quicker speeds in an educational environment. However, anyone who desires more security with this system can have it installed.
There is a concern among some users that feel the restrictions may hamper their experience and need to use programs from outside the Windows Store. Fortunately, Windows 10 S users can graduate up to Windows 10 Pro for a one-time price and gain access to third-party applications.
The main reason for the restriction is to assure users that anything they download will be safe with no hidden malware, spyware, or other malicious programs built in. Microsoft Edge is also built specifically for the Windows 10 OS, ensuring layers of security, compatibility, and peace of mind to keep your machine protected when browsing the Internet.
Some of the features for Windows 10 S include the following:
- Azure AD domain join
- Windows Store Apps
- Default browser hardened to Microsoft Edge
- Windows Update for Business
- Windows Store for Business
- Mobile Device Management (MDM)
- Enterprise state roaming with Azure AD
- Shared PC Configuration
- Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer search default: Bing and designated regional search providers
- Switch to Windows 10 Pro (through Windows Store)
More information is slated to become available soon from Microsoft regarding the capabilities of Windows 10 S. For all other questions, contact My Choice Software today!