In 17618, Sets works with a bunch of Microsoft apps, including Mail, Calendar, OneNote, MSN News, Windows and Edge.
The Chrome operating system, while lacking some of the features that a fully-fledged operating system like Windows has for programs and games, has gained significant traction as the go-to system for educators.
Belfiore provided this info in a question regarding Microsoft's market share in the educational sector, where Google's ChromeOS-Chromebooks combo has been slowly eating away at Microsoft's lead.
Microsoft is revamping Windows 10 S, its version of Windows 10 customized for students, from a standalone operating system to a version of Windows 10.
We'll have to wait and see if Microsoft is keeping 10S mode exactly the same as Windows 10 S in terms of restrictions, or has tweaked them in some way.
Microsoft is as well planning to introduce the S Mode for Windows 10 Home, Enterprise and the Pro versions of the OS.
Microsoft managed to reel in a number of manufacturer partners ahead of its Windows 10 S announcement.
The next marquee Windows 10 update won't be just about creators - it will also blow artificial intelligence (AI) wide open on the operating system (OS).
During the initial release of the operating system that would soon become Windows 10 S mode, Microsoft made partnerships with a number of laptop manufacturers that would offer their own take on an low-cost laptop that is optimized for tasks like education and other basic computing needs.
This was obvious from a year ago because Microsoft non-coincidentally announced Windows 10 S at the MicrosoftEDU Event held in NY last May.
However, PCWorld senior editor Mark Hachman noted in a tweet yesterday that Futuresource's report did not specifically mention Windows 10 S. When it released Windows 10 S previous year, Microsoft said it had developed the OS based on feedback from students, teachers, and school administrators around the world. The third benefit that Microsoft pointed out is rather obvious, and that's flexibility, since developers can now choose whether to process this data on the device, or in the cloud.