Last year Microsoft launched a new variant of Windows 10 specially designed for the students, and it is company’s next take on Google’s Chromebook. Windows 10 S was internally known as Windows 10 Cloud.
Windows 10 S delivers an enhanced experience, superior performance, more focused on security. Now, Microsoft is expanding a way to make this experience as much as possible. A new report suggest that Microsoft is working on a new variant of Windows 10 named Windows 10 Home “S Mode”.
Basically Microsoft Windows 10 Home S Mode would transform the full version of Windows 10 into Windows 10 S without removing win32 components. So what Microsoft might be trying to do is deliver the Windows 10 S mode to Windows 10 Home SKU as well just like they deliver packaging of Windows 10 Pro packaging for Windows 10 S users.
That means user don’t have to reinstall the entire Windows 10 S from scratch but instead just download the “S package” (internal name) from Microsoft Store. The so called S Package will include all Windows 10 S special features such as streamlined, enhanced performance, highly secure and much safer since it only allow apps from Windows Store.
However the variant is at very early stage of development. A recent Bug Bash for Redstone 4 hinted S Mode for Windows 10 Home. Windows 10 Home would only allow apps from Microsoft Store just like Windows 10 S. Microsoft explaned
“…In RS4, Windows customers will be protected and secured in the same way by S as a mode of Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 Home. ‘S Mode’ protects Windows with Code Integrity and SmartScreen, and highlights the best of Windows with Office and trusted apps…”
Windows 10 Redstone 4 packs number of new features and enhancement such as Timeline, Sets (maybe delayed), Fluent Design improvement and more. Redstone 4 is scheduled for Spring 2018.