Since its initial launch, Microsoft’s Windows 10 S devices have been focused on the company’s education customers. The company is today bringing Windows 10 S to the enterprise, with the introduction of Windows 10 S for Firstline Workers. Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S for Firstline Workers, combined with Microsoft 365 F1, will offer the best and most secure Windows 10 experience for firstline workers in organizations.
Microsoft’s OEM partners will be launching a bunch of devices powered by Windows 10 S for Firstline Workers later this year and early 2018. HP will be coming out with the new Stream 14 Pro — the cheapest Windows 10 S for Firstline Workers device — next month, prices will start at $275. Acer’s Aspire 1 will cost $299 and the Swift 1 will cost $349. And early next year, Lenovo will come out with the V330, a 14-inch ultraslim Windows 10 S for Firstline Workers device that costs $349.
In case you are wondering, here are some of the benefits of Windows 10 S for Firstline Workers:
- Simple to use: Windows 10 S delivers a familiar Windows 10 experience so Firstline Workers can get productive right away. It is designed for performance, start-ups are quick and built to stay that way so that productivity never slows down, even on entry-level devices. It offers more seamless integration with hosted VMs for remote desktop and apps for firstline worker scenarios. And it is fully integrated with OneDrive, empowering firstline workers to work from anywhere.
- Streamlined for security: Designed with Firstline Workers in mind, Windows 10 S has the goal of preventing the most common cyber attacks like ransomware and exploits. Applications built on the Universal Windows Platform or Centennial are delivered via the Windows Store ensuring they have been verified for security and integrity. And with Microsoft Edge, Firstline Workers are protected against phishing attacks and malicious software.
- Easy to manage: Windows 10 S was designed with Modern IT in mind, including cloud-based identity and management with Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune. Together with Windows Update for Business, organizations can manage and update Windows 10 S devices using the power and convenience of the cloud.