S Mode For Windows 10 Officially Confirmed By Microsoft


Microsoft is also enabling tabs in Mail, Calendar, OneNote, and MSN News Windows 10 apps, with the ability to have File Explorer running alongside a tabbed version of OneNote or Mail. Windows 10 S -now Windows 10 "S Mode"- limits users to installing apps only available on the Windows Store.

"With the next major update to Windows 10, we begin to deliver the advances that have been built into our apps and services as part of the Windows 10 platform", the company said today.

With the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update due shortly, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) about to become law, Microsoft is working on improving its user data privacy choices. Now, it turns out that their skepticism was warranted because Microsoft has already confirmed that it's scrapping Windows 10 S and replacing it with a new Windows 10 S "Mode". Microsoft has now confirmed this is indeed happening in 2019, and it will be called "10S" mode.

The official details aren't clear, but according to a leak from early February, S Mode will be available for all versions of Windows 10 except Core+ and Workstation. Microsoft had positioned Windows 10 S, released just last May, as its "lightweight" operating system alternative to Google's Chrome OS. If you want to upgrade to Win 10 Pro then you will need to drop $49.

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You can check the gallery and changelog provided by Microsoft below to have a first look at these privacy changes.

Essentially, Microsoft plans to bring the underlying machine learning or AI tech behind its Cortana digital assistant, Windows Hello, smart Bing search and more to all Windows 10 app developers. Windows 10 Build 17618 is a big release as it marks the comeback of Sets, a tabbed-like interface in Windows 10.

In the realm of IT planning and management, businesses can use server logs and practically any other types of information gathered by their systems to inform AI-enabled applications that evaluate past patterns and help users make smarter technology decisions.