p At its education event in New York City today, Microsoft announced a new edition of its latest operating system: Windows 10 S. Available on first-party and third-party hardware — Microsoft will be releasing its own Windows 10 S device and will also let manufacturers sell their own — Windows 10 S is a streamlined edition of Windows 10 aimed at the education market.
Microsoft partners will begin offering PCs running Windows 10 S this summer, starting at $189, and Microsoft will also ship its own Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S, starting at $999, on June 15.
/p p The main way that Windows 10 S differs from the other editions is that it can only run apps from the Windows Store.
Not coincidentally, Microsoft is bringing Office to the Windows Store.
/p p /p p Terry Myerson, executive vice president for Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group, demoed Windows 10 S on stage.
He showed how users are blocked from installing apps from the web (pictured above); how much faster Windows 10 S sign-in is compared to Windows 10 Pro, which has many apps in the boot process; and how schools can manage hundreds of devices.