Everything you need to know about Windows 10 S

Everything you need to know about Windows 10 S

Windows 10 S, compatible on mobiles and desktops, has a simple login app that allows schools to create logs on any devices in a few moments, Microsoft said at an education conference in NY.

While speculation about Microsoft's plans to release new hardware has mounted for months, perhaps the biggest surprise was the launch of Windows 10 S, a version of the operating system optimized for classroom environment. Now, one of the most interesting features is the Alcantara®-covered keyboard and soft palm rest which is ideal for the long hours of writing and writing.

The laptop comes at a rough time for the Surface line, which Microsoft blamed for the small revenue shortfall in its latest quarterly report.

Panay said the Surface Laptop was created to provide college-age users with important features, such as long battery life, storage capabilities, display quality, and portability. So far there aren't any more details regarding the specifications, but due to the slim design and the price we believe that the Surface laptop packs an ULV processors (-U).

With Microsoft Windows 10 S, users can download apps directly from the Windows Store.

The company headquartered in Redmond, Washington state, in northwestern USA, claimed at an event in New York City that the new PC is thinner, lighter and faster, with better battery life, display quality, storage and portability, and is available for pre-order starting Tuesday. Microsoft executive vice president Terry Myerson said Windows 10 S is streamlined for simplicity, and has superior performance, but he claimed the S stands for the "soul" of Windows. But what about the classic Office apps? Those purchasing devices running Windows 10 S will also have the choice to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for $49, which if you're wanting to do this on a number of PCs that cost could soon rack up.

Windows 10 Pro users will be able to "upgrade" their device to Windows 10 S free of charge, and the new operating system includes a free one-year subscription to Minecraft Education Edition.

"This is the laptop that resets the category", said Panos Panay, Microsoft's corporate VP for devices. Microsoft is initially only selling the Surface Laptop through its own retail and online stores. However, if a student or educator attempts to download an app that is not from the Windows Store, he or she will get a security warning alert that an app is not "verified".

The company has also made Office 365 free for students and teachers with school accreditation and offering them as a part of Microsoft's plan for the future of education.

Microsoft has also announced Teams, which is a Slack-like app meant to improve coordination in the workplace and in schools.