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Microsoft introduces Windows 10 S for education, restricted to Windows Store apps

Microsoft introduces Windows 10 S for education, restricted to Windows Store apps With an obvious nod to Google’s success in education with its Chromebook platform, Microsoft announced a new lightweight version of Windows 10 dubbed Windows 10 S.The focus of Windows 10 S, which was originally expected to be called Windows 10 Cloud Edition, is on providing the minimum functionality required to get work done.

5 cutting-edge trends that defined (and revived) the PC in 2016

5 cutting-edge trends that defined (and revived) the PC in 2016 It was only in 2016 that the personal digital assistant became a PC phenomenon, however.But more than anything, what 2016 accomplished for practical AI was to start making us comfortable with its presence in our lives.

Microsoft serves up the Surface Laptop, its first traditional Windows 10 notebook

Microsoft serves up the Surface Laptop, its first traditional Windows 10 notebook Famous leaker WalkingCat was the first to reveal the Surface Laptop, in a tweet.As with the other members of the Surface line, the Surface Laptop offers a 3:2 ratio PixelSense display, and a 13.

Acer’s first convertible TravelMate 2-in-1, the Spin B1, is focused on education

Acer’s first convertible TravelMate 2-in-1, the Spin B1, is focused on education Why it matters to you If you're a student or teacher, you can now pick up the first convertible 2-in-1 device to leverage the strengths of Microsoft's new Windows 10 S education OS.This is the first convertible in the TravelMate line, and it features a 360-degree hinge that supports the four standard modes — stand, tent, tablet, and traditional notebook.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S to Compete With Chromebooks

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S to Compete With Chromebooks Now, Microsoft is set to fight back with Windows 10 S.The biggest change with Windows 10 S will be familiar to anyone who remembers the Windows RT debacle of several years ago.

Close to the Metal Ep. 41: Everything Microsoft, and our first reader poll

Close to the Metal Ep. 41: Everything Microsoft, and our first reader poll As Microsoft gears up for Build, it’s only natural the software producer-turned hardware maker would want to show off what its been working on.The press conference today marked the release of the Surface Laptop, a traditional notebook, and a Windows 10 S, a student edition with specific limits and quick pick-up time.

How to disable ads on the Windows 10 lock screen

How to disable ads on the Windows 10 lock screen Early this year many Windows 10 users were alarmed to go see that ads were popping up on their locks screens where no ads had been before.Yes, there is a solution to make those ads on Windows 10 go away, but you’ll have to make a visit to your settings.

Microsoft’s Surface Laptops are bad for its partners, but good for you

Microsoft’s Surface Laptops are bad for its partners, but good for you I didn’t like the early Surface devices, and felt Microsoft didn’t deliver a product that was useful to most people.That remained true even while my opinion of newer Surface devices improved with each generation.

Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop, lightweight OS at education-themed press event

Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop, lightweight OS at education-themed press event We expected Microsoft would announce this platform, formerly known as Windows 10 Cloud, during Tuesday’s education-themed event.It’s a lightweight version of Windows 10 optimized for low-end hardware, enabling laptop makers to sell devices with starting prices of $189.

Don’t want anything to do with Windows 10? Here’s how to banish it for good

Don’t want anything to do with Windows 10? Here’s how to banish it for good Isn’t there some way to outright stop Windows 10 from installing on your machine?The simplest way to make sure you won’t accidentally end up with Windows 10 is a program called GWX Control Panel.

With the Surface Laptop, Microsoft leads the PC industry back into the light

With the Surface Laptop, Microsoft leads the PC industry back into the light Like all the Surface computers that have come before it – Surface Pro, Surface Book, Surface Studio – the $999 Surface Laptop seeks to redefine a category with brash and unusual design choices, like a 3.What Microsoft’s Surface design choices prove is that Microsoft focuses as much attention on industrial design as Apple does on each generation of the iPhone.

Windows 10 S won't let users change default web browser, search engine

Windows 10 S won't let users change default web browser, search engine With an obvious nod to Google’s success in education with its Chromebook platform, Microsoft announced a new lightweight version of Windows 10 dubbed Windows 10 S.The focus of Windows 10 S, which was originally expected to be called Windows 10 Cloud Edition, is on providing the minimum functionality required to get work done.

Windows 10 S on the Surface Laptop Will Be Locked to Edge and Bing

Windows 10 S on the Surface Laptop Will Be Locked to Edge and Bing The more we hear about how Windows 10 S works, the less sense this device makes.The FAQ for Windows 10 S notes that you can download any browser from the Windows Store.

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop is a Trojan horse to sneak Windows 10 S into your life

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop is a Trojan horse to sneak Windows 10 S into your life It’s a version of Windows 10 that Microsoft can position as the educational alternative to Google’s lightweight Chromebook platform.In fact, Windows 10 S starts to look like a Trojan horse.

Project Neon for Microsoft Photos arrives for Windows 10 insiders

Project Neon for Microsoft Photos arrives for Windows 10 insiders The visual overhaul of Windows 10 that has been rumored for some time now, and teased with a few select application updates, has made its appearance for Windows Insiders with the Microsoft Photos app.We first heard about Project Neon in late 2016, but it wasn’t until February of this year that we got out first look at it.

Latest Windows 10 Insider brings improved Edge PDF viewer and other enhancements

Latest Windows 10 Insider brings improved Edge PDF viewer and other enhancements That’s not stopped the Windows 10 development team from pushing a new Windows Insider build today, including adding some interesting new features.Here are the highlights: Windows Defender also received a new feature aimed at enterprise users.

Windows 10 reaches milestone of 300 million daily users

Windows 10 reaches milestone of 300 million daily users In January 2016, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 was running on 200 million devices worldwide.Now, the company has offered another update on the operating system’s user base, revealing that it now serves more than 300 million daily users.

Microsoft embraces Android and iOS in new Windows update

Microsoft embraces Android and iOS in new Windows update The Windows 10 Creators Update has only just begun to roll out, but Microsoft given us a peek at what’s coming next for Windows.During the second day of its Build developer conference on Thursday, Microsoft unveiled the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which launches later in 2017.

iTunes Is Coming to the Windows 10 Store, Non-Edge Browsers Still Not Happening

iTunes Is Coming to the Windows 10 Store, Non-Edge Browsers Still Not Happening Bringing iTunes to the Windows Store is a significant feat for Microsoft, even if the actual need for the software isn’t what it once was.I think Windows 10 S, which restricts users to apps that they can download from the Windows Store, has a valid role to play, particularly given how Google has turned Chromebooks into educational devices.

Best Laptops for Engineers and Engineering Students: When Work Requires a Real Workstation

Best Laptops for Engineers and Engineering Students: When Work Requires a Real Workstation So what’s the best laptop for engineers and engineering students?Once again HP has delivered a state-of-the-art portable engineering workstation, with the G3 update to its well-regarded ZBook 17.