Windows 10 in S mode: A cheat sheet (free PDF)

Placing a device’s OS in a locked-down secure state can limit access to applications while still taking advantage of the computational power of the cloud and the potential of employee interaction and collaboration–this is the working principle behind Microsoft Windows 10 in S mode (formerly known as Windows 10 S). As a modified version of Windows 10 Pro, the streamlined Windows 10 in S mode can still achieve computational performance and communication but with limits that deliver additional security in an enterprise or an academic

Basically, Microsoft Windows 10 in S mode is a pre-configured version of Windows 10 Pro designed to be more secure but with the same level of performance. The most obvious limitation, however, is that while in S mode, Windows 10 can only download, install, and use applications that are verified and available from the Microsoft Store.

Find out more about the benefits and drawbacks of Windows 10 in S mode in this free PDF download from TechRepublic.

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