Back in January, we heard rumblings of a new cloud-based operating system (OS) in the works from Microsoft, which was referred to at the time as Windows 10 Cloud. However, these rumblings remained speculative—up until Microsoft’s Education event in New York City on May 2. There, Microsoft unveiled two brand new products: a new Surface laptop and a new OS called Windows 10 S.

In this piece, I’ll explain what Windows 10 S is and where I see it fitting in to different educational and business scenarios.

What Is Windows 10 S?

Windows 10 S is basically a locked-down version of Windows 10...

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  • About the Author:

    Harjit Dhaliwal is a Microsoft MVP serving as a senior systems administrator in the education industry and a technical blogger at Adaptiva, an IT systems management company. For more information, please visit, and follow Harjit on Twitter and LinkedIn.