Belfiore did not share any details about how the mode will work or when exactly it will arrive, but the mode is expected to launch sometime in 2019.
Experts expect the Windows 10 S Mode to stick to the same 'philosophy.' Also, with the new mode, Microsoft will be able to push that philosophy on more Windows users as the OS will be available on most versions in the Windows 10 family.
As part of its latest Developer Day event, Microsoft announced a new AI platform coming in the next version of Windows 10. This change would add "S Mode" as an option on Windows 10 Home, Pro and Enterprise PCs, giving admins another way to stop users from using apps found outside of the Microsoft Store. It is possible to unlock a full version of Windows 10 if you are willing to pay for it. The release will come this Spring for non-insiders, and Microsoft says "This new design conveys focused information to help our customers make focused choices about their privacy and offers two new settings for Inking & Typing and Find my device".
It is a spiritual successor to Windows RT, which was locked down in a similar way as a UWP (the called Windows Metro) interface for the original Surface devices, which allowed it to run on an ARM chip.
During the initial release of the operating system that would soon become Windows 10 S mode, Microsoft made partnerships with a number of laptop manufacturers that would offer their own take on an affordable laptop that is optimized for tasks like education and other basic computing needs. If a user does decide to switch to Windows 10 Pro, it happens nearly immediately - within the first 24 hours of ownership for 60 percent of those that switch. It will be much simpler, and quicker, for a Windows 10 S user to switch to Home or Pro, as they will already have that operating system installed. "Next year 10S will be a "mode" of existing versions, not a distinct version. SO ..." The Redmond giant launched Windows 10 S in May a year ago as a lightweight version of Windows 10 - targeting schools and other institutions - to take on Google's Chrome OS.