Microsoft offers free Windows 10 Pro upgrade to Surface Laptop buyers

Microsoft unveiled its latest Surface device yesterday, with Panos Panay showing off the Surface Laptop at an education focused event in New York City.

The first PC equipped with this operating system, the Surface Laptop, is now available to preorder starting from $999, with shipping scheduled from mid-June 2017.

"Everything that runs on Windows 10 S is downloaded from the Windows Store", Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group chief Terry Myerson said.

According to The Verge, the Windows 10 S is essentially Microsoft's answer to Chrome OS, which is meant to simplify Windows for low-end hardware, particularly in the education market. Normally the fee is $49, which to be honest, doesn't sound too bad, considering the improvement that comes with app freedom.

Microsoft also is giving away one year license of Office 365, which is coming to the Windows Store, with Surface Laptop.

According to Microsoft, 10 S is the best Windows ever designed for education.

Like the Windows 10 Pro, the Windows 10 S also supports Windows Update for Business, which allows administrators to select deployment schedules for feature updates and to defer normal quality updates for up to 30 days. However, Microsoft said it is not locking educational users into Windows 10 S if they want to switch to the company's standard OS.

The British newspaper "The Guardian" says Windows 10S promises stronger virus protection and improved battery life, and will be available on other companies' computers at $ 189.According to Microsoft's announcement, devices running Windows 10S will only run applications that will be delivered through the Windows Store, which will help to maintain security and speed.

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