Next Windows 10 Is ‘Spring Creators Update’, Microsoft To Lock Windows 10 With S Mode

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Last week, Microsoft kicked off the first Bug Bash for the next Windows 10 feature update, Redstone 4. It invites Windows insiders to finish given Quests and submit their feedback via the Feedback Hub app in Windows 10.

There are a few things known from the quests, revealing information about the next update which would bring more fluent design to Windows 10 and move more stuff from the Control Panel to the new Settings app. Among other features, RS4 would also arrive with the much talked about feature known as Timeline to improve the cross-device experience for Windows users.

Call it Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Now, we have a name for the upcoming Windows 10 update which is again focused on creators. It would most likely be called Spring Creators Update, as known from the Windows Defender Application Guard for Edge quest in the Feedback Hub app.

Spring Creators Update will be released sometime around March, moving in line with the new semi-annual Windows 10 update schedule adopted by Microsoft last year.

Replacing Windows 10 S with S Mode

Windows 10 S was launched in May 2017 as Microsoft’s effort to compete against Google Chrome OS and make its way to more education customers. Now, Microsoft could ditch Windows 10 S altogether and bring it to Windows 10 Home in the form of ‘S Mode,’ according to another bug bash quest (no longer exists), first spotted by Neowin.

Similar to Windows 10 S, the Windows 10 Home in S Mode would limit the users to Microsoft Store only and prevent the system from running win32 apps. It would make the OS a lot lighter and streamlined for security and performance, as Microsoft promotes 10 S.

For Windows 10 Pro (and Enterprise), the S Mode is already a thing. Windows 10 S is Pro edition at heart and users can easily upgrade to Pro after paying a $49 fee. However, as per a Thurrott report, Microsoft won’t charge an upgrade fee from Home users for disabling the S mode.

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