First out of the gate is the Acer TravelMate Spin B1, a convertible 2-in-1 device that ships with Windows 10 S education OS, Cortana, Continuum, and Ink, along with an active pen that works with the obligatory touchscreen display.
It'll be interesting to see if Microsoft can take on Google in the classroom. And when Microsoft "the soul of today's Windows", I got a little anxious about the future of the Windows desktop.
The next feature update that will drop from support for Windows 10 is the November Update which was released in November 2015.
If the Surface Laptop and its US$999 price tag is a little too hard for you to swallow, Microsoft says that upcoming laptops running the Windows 10 S will cost as low as US$189. The fact that Surface Laptop didn't have anything unique disappointed quite a lot of Microsoft's fans, but that's unlikely to be the case for the upcoming Surface flagships. The entry-level models of the MacBook Air come with a 1.6GHz Dual-Core processor and 8GB of RAM DDR3 RAM. However, the question still remains if this is necessary for a Chromebook competitor.
As promised on Monday, Dona Sarkar has pressed the big red button and has unleashed the full glory of a new Fast Ring build to Windows 10 Insiders across the world.
Also, Microsoft has enabled universal dismiss of Cortana reminders across Windows devices.
Microsoft could be looking into using a new stylus as a way for Windows 10 users to securely log-in and authorise various applications, suggests a new patent application. But I'd also argue that Windows 10 S doesn't maintain "the soul of Windows". Luckily, Microsoft is offering a free upgrade until December 3. Anyone needing to use professional tools or non-Store software will need to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. However, Windows 10 S will only be available in new devices for now, so users might not have to face this problem.
How is Windows 10 S different? Another new option for IT pros is the ability to specify that the Edge browser will delete end user browsing data at the end of a browsing session, if that's wanted.
Microsoft today asked enterprise customers to test a new anti-malware, anti-exploit technology in Windows 10's baked-in browser. Note that Edge is the default internet browser. Because Chrome OS is starting to make its mark on learning processes, children and young adults could no longer learn about extremely important topics like Windows and Office.
Announced at an education-centric event on 2 May, Microsoft's Windows 10 S is the Redmond giant's answer to Google's Chrome OS and an attempt to muscle away market share from the popular Chromebook range.