To make matters worse, Microsoft went and put Windows 10S on expensive systems such as the Surface Laptop by default, which forced people to waste time upgrading to real Windows 10 to unlock the potential of their $1500 (or more) machine. He sees the new mode as a way of removing the hassle and guaranteeing the performance of Windows 10 for education or business use.
Since releasing Windows 10 in July 2015, Microsoft has been criticized for the amount of data the operating system collects about users and sends back to the company for analysis.
Windows ML will eventually be enabled across all Windows 10 versions, and it will work with Universal Windows Platform and Win32 apps, Microsoft says. That would have involved doing away with Windows 10 S as a separate iteration of Windows and Microsoft has now confirmed that it's going to do just that.
The official details aren't clear, but according to a leak from early February, S Mode will be available for all versions of Windows 10 except Core+ and Workstation.
Introduced as a Chrome OS competitor, Windows 10 S was offered on low-cost machines by Microsoft and its OEM partners for as little as $189.
Microsoft released the second Windows 10 "Redstone 5" test build to those in the Skip Ahead ring on March 7. The third benefit that Microsoft pointed out is rather obvious, and that's flexibility, since developers can now choose whether to process this data on the device, or in the cloud. The new development, which was initially a part of the rumour mill, has now been confirmed by Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore.
Recent rumors had suggested that Microsoft was planning to scrap its paid upgrade scheme for some Windows 10 S device owners who want to upgrade to Windows 10.