Microsoft's changing its Windows 10 S operating system into 'S mode'

Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore confirmed on Twitter yesterday that Microsoft would be doing away with Windows 10 S as a standalone iteration of its platform and introducing it as the “S Mode” in Windows 10 proper. It would be available to Windows 10 Home, Enterprise, and Pro customers. While Microsoft hadn’t confirmed it, some reports suggested that Windows 10 Pro customers would have to pay $49 to disable the S Mode. Microsoft has now set the record straight and confirmed that Windows 10 S Mode upgrades will be free for all users regardless of the edition they’re on. Developed as a Chrome OS competitor in the education market, Windows 10 S was announced last year. It locked down a copy of Windows 10 so that users could only install apps from the Microsoft Store.It was reported that Microsoft would enable Windows 10 Home users to disable the S Mode for free but would charge $49 to Windows 10 Pro users with S Mode enabled on their devices to get access to the full version of Windows 10 Pro

Microsoft's changing its Windows 10 S operating system into 'S mode'

Microsoft's Windows 10 S system, introduced less than a year ago, will now be a mode in every version of Windows.

Thu 8 Mar 18 from The Washington Post

Switching from Windows 10 S to regular Windows will be free for everyone

The new approach makes rather more sense than having a separate special version.

Thu 8 Mar 18 from Arstechnica

Microsoft Concedes Windows 10 S Was Confusing For Customers, Clarifies 'S Mode' Features

It had been rumored that Microsoft was planning to stop selling Windows 10 S as a standalone SKU in favor of baking an "S Mode" into other versions of Windows 10, and Microsoft confirmed the ...

Thu 8 Mar 18 from HotHardware

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 S Will No Longer Be a Standalone Version

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore confirms previous rumors that 10 S will cease to exist as a separate version of Windows. The post Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 S Will No Longer Be a Standalone Version ...

Thu 8 Mar 18 from Extremetech

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 ‘S Mode’ Upgrades Will Be Free

Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore confirmed on Twitter yesterday that Microsoft would be doing away with Windows 10 S as a standalone iteration of its platform and introducing it as the “S Mode” ...

Thu 8 Mar 18 from Ubergizmo

Microsoft explains how it will sell Windows 10 'S mode' now

Following up on an earlier tweet, Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore followed up with more details about the demise of Windows 10 S as a standalone product. Going forward, he explained, you'll ...

Thu 8 Mar 18 from Engadget

Windows 10 S will become a "mode" of Windows 10 next year

Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore recently confirmed via Twitter that starting next year, Windows 10 S will be a “mode” within existing versions of Windows rather than the standalone OS ...

Wed 7 Mar 18 from Techspot

Microsoft teases new Windows 10 S 'mode' in 2019 - CNET

This is a move away from Windows 10 S as its own separate, stripped down version of Windows 10.

Wed 7 Mar 18 from CNET

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore Confirms Windows 10 S Mode Arriving In 2019

Say goodbye to Windows 10 S as a standalone SKU and hello to S Mode in Windows 10. Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore confirmed on Twitter that Windows 10 S will be integrated into Windows 10 as a special ...

Wed 7 Mar 18 from HotHardware

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