Windows 10 S is the new edition for Windows 10 with the big difference from regular editions being that it does not have Win32-app support: you can only install apps that are available in the Windows Store. Today, Microsoft announced that it is making Windows 10 S available to MSDN subscribers.
As announced earlier, Windows 10 S, Microsoft's response to Google's Chromebooks, will only run apps from the Windows Store. Microsoft says this change allows it to greatly improve and enhance the security of the OS. Win32 apps converted using Project Centennial (Desktop app converter tool) may run on Windows 10 Cloud though. It is not possible to download and install apps from outside of the Windows Store.
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Windows 10 S is designed specially for Microsoft’s education customers. It is a lightweight version of Windows 10 which takes less than 5 seconds to start up from a hybrid shutdown state.
Windows 10 will come with a "Set-up School PCs" feature made for schools. It will let them make a configuration for a PC and store it on a USB stick. Later, the user can just plug that stick into a PC running Windows 10 S to automatically start configuring the device based on the USB drive's contents.
MSDN subscribers can download the official Windows 10 S ISO images using the following link.
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