At its #MicrosoftEDU event in New York City earlier this year, Microsoft officially announced a new version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S. At that time, Microsoft said that Windows 10 S was inspired by students and teachers. They were targeting consumers looking for consistent performance and advanced security. Windows OEMs has also started selling PCs with Windows 10 S pre-installed for education customers recently.
Windows 10 S is not a new OS altogether, it is a specific configuration of Windows 10 Pro in which apps can be installed exclusively from Windows Store. Microsoft is now allowing consumers to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro whenever needed. At Ignite yesterday, Microsoft announced a new edition of Windows 10 S for the enterprise customers. Instead of Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 S Enterprise edition will be based on Windows 10 Enterprise.
Just like the consumer version of Windows 10 S, Windows 10 S Enterprise users can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise whenever needed. Microsoft is targeting Firstline Workers with this edition of Windows 10 S. Microsoft has also announced that PCs with Windows 10 S Enterprise will be shipping from their OEM partners HP, Lenovo, Acer, and Fujitsu starting at $275, with availability beginning later this year. You can read more about it here.