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Microsoft confirms it's already cancelling its newest version of Windows

Microsoft confirms it's already cancelling its newest version of Windows

Accordingly, any copy of the OS will be locked down by the S Mode, which will make it run apps only from the Microsoft Store. This brand new blueprint of things could also let Microsoft to push S Mode to larger mass, provided it should be achievable across most versions of Windows 10.

Microsoft is giving Windows developers another reason to look forward to this spring's Windows 10 feature update, code-named Redstone 4.

Microsoft has tried locking down apps before with Windows RT, a mobile and tablet OS that eventually proved to be commercial failure.

Microsoft is today releasing Windows 10 Build 17618 to the Windows Insiders opted into Skip Ahead, and unlike the previous releases, this new build brings a number of new features along with improvements. It is possible to unlock a full version of Windows 10 if you are willing to pay for it.

The executive also said that the Windows 10 S mode would be released in 2019.

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Belfiore, in a tweet on Wednesday, said, "Next year, 10 S will be a "mode" of existing versions, not a distinct version". If you want to upgrade to Win 10 Pro then you will need to drop $49.

Authorities in France, for example, took formal action against Microsoft in 2016 for "excessive collection of personal data", although they closed that case in June after the company introduced a new privacy dashboard and other changes.

According to the site, 60 percent of buyers stuck with Windows 10 S upon purchase. The majority of Windows 10 S products have been low-priced PCs aimed at education, where the ability to lockdown the platform is a welcome control for administrators. The confirmation came from Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore on Twitter.

At the live-streamed event, Microsoft also discussed how it is focused on how developers can modernize desktop experiences, and will give access to a new HTML web view that developers can use directly without having to move completely to the Universal Windows Platform.


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