Windows 10's next update will be called 'Spring Creators Update'

Bill Rogers
March 11, 2018

Microsoft confirmed yesterday that its lightweight, education-focused Windows 10 S operating system will soon be turned into a mode that can be switched on and off, instead of a full operating system.

You can either purchase Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro PC with S mode enabled.

Anyone who has tried to disable automatic updates in Windows 10 knows how much of a pain it is. Our partners have brought to market more than 20 devices with Windows 10 S enabled.

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Last year, Microsoft launched Windows 10 S, a new version of the Windows 10 operating system that's designed specifically for schools and businesses.

Some of you may have seen a discussion around our plans for Windows 10 S on Twitter today, and given some additional questions I've received, I thought it might be helpful to share more about our plans with Windows 10 S. Windows 10 S also pushed users towards Microsoft's first-party apps and services as there is a lack of 3rd party alternatives available on its store.

It's still unclear as to why this change is happening, though improving the ease of moving between Windows 10 S and regular Windows 10 isn't a bad idea. In the list generated are Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703 from last year); Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709); and Spring Creators Update (the upcoming version 1803). If a customer does want to switch out of S mode, they will be able to do so at no charge, regardless of edition. Despite introduction on the expensive Surface Laptop shown above, Windows 10 S has primarily been found on low-priced machines for the education sector. Previous reports indicate the fact that S Mode will simply block a copy of Windows 10, such as it will only be capable of installing apps downloaded from the Microsoft Store, which Windows 10 S was announced to do.

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