Monday, 19 November, 2018

Microsoft to drop Windows 10 S as a stand-alone product

Microsoft Defender will block dodgy scareware Changes to Office and Windows servicing and support – Windows for IT Pros - Blogs TechNet - Microsoft
Lori Graves | 04 February, 2018, 01:42

When it comes to SKUs offered to OEMs for installing Windows 10, they have six different options for Commerical/EDU customers.

As time passes, the difference in the market share would only escalate because Windows 7 has become old and Microsoft also pulled mainstream support for the operating system depriving users of any new features since January 2015. Plus there is also the issue of familiarity, habit, and comfort that might see some users choose to skip the upgrade.

Office 2019 will run only on actively supported versions of Windows 10 with Semi-Annual Channel licenses and Windows 10 Enterprise with the Long-Term Servicing Channel 2018 license (formerly called Long-Term Servicing Branch), which comes out in October. If this trend keeps on going, then we might be looking at Win 10 taking a major desktop market share since Win 7 support has been dropped by Microsoft. In the past, perpetual versions of Office were released under the Microsoft Fixed Lifecycle Policy, with a term of 5 years of standard support and 5 years of extended support.

Modern software not only provides new features to help people do their best work, but also new, more efficient manageability solutions and more comprehensive approaches to security.

And don't even get me started on Windows 7's pitiful stylus support.

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However, from March 1, Microsoft's Windows Defender and other security products will "classify programs that display coercive messages as unwanted software, which will be detected and removed".

Furthermore, a report has made its way on the internet suggesting Microsoft is working on new version of Win 10 codenamed "Polaris".

Microsoft's LTSC releases seem to be following a somewhat unpredictable pattern. The desktop Windows version market share in India as of January 2018 for Windows 7 is 54.46 percent, followed by Windows 10 at 28.22 percent, Windows 8.1 at 10.54 percent, Windows XP at 3.6 percent, Windows 8 at 2.95 percent, and lastly Windows Vista at 0.18 percent.

There is no change to the support term for existing versions of Office. Well yesterday, Microsoft posted an article where they gave more information about Office 2019.

Any device running Windows 10 in S Mode is limited to only running Universal Windows Platform apps.

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