When Windows 10 S was officially announced back in May of this year, Microsoft mentioned that it was designing the operating system for students and education users. A few months after, this week at Ignite 2017, the company also revealed the launch of new Windows 10 S devices for Firstline workers. To line up with this development, Microsoft is tailoring a new edition of Windows 10 S for Enterprise users (via Neowin).
The tailored version of Windows 10 S is based on Windows 10 Enterprise and will be known as “Windows 10 Enterprise in S Mode.” Available in Spring of 2018, this version of Windows 10 S reportedly will be focused on the frontline worker, those who are the foundation of day-to-day operation in most modern businesses. The upgrade process will also be similar to upgrading from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro, in that a standard version of Enterprise in S mode can be upgraded to Windows 10 Enterprise whenever the end user or IT department sees the need to switch.
According to reports, the differences with Windows 10 S and Windows 10 Enterprise in S Mode are the same that already exist in Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise. Keeping in mind that Windows 10 S or Windows 10 Enterprise in S Mode are both still not a new operating system, this is a very interesting development, and Microsoft will likely share more details about this soon.Further reading: Ignite 2017, Microsoft, Windows 10, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 S