Windows 10 Cloud is a new version of the Windows 10 made with the aim of competing with Googles Chromebooks in the field of education. With the Windows 10 Cloud, Microsoft plans of taking the education field by storm. Here we have compiled a list of all that you need to know about Windows 10 Cloud
It is not really a ‘Cloud’ OS
The word cloud in its name confuses many people. It is just like any other OS with no connection with Cloud services. Apart from the usual OneDrive sync support. It is possible that You will be pushed a bit more on Windows 10 Cloud toward the OneDrive, other than that it is totally similar to Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Home.
It looks almost same as Windows 10
With just one look at it, you will think that Windows 10 Cloud isn’t all that different from all the other versions of Windows 10. It looks like any other version of Windows 10 apart from the fact that the wallpaper on it is a bit different.
This will be a plus point as users will be familiar with the Windows 10 experience so they won’t take much time getting used to it.
It will be locked to the Windows Store
The biggest thing that sets Windows 10 Cloud apart from other versions of Windows 10 is the fact that it is locked to Windows Store for apps and games. This means you can not install programs from the Web. The Windows 10 Cloud will refuse to download any program that isn’t from Windows Store.
There is no way to turn this feature off. All you can do is upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, but then you will no longer be on Windows 10 cloud.
It should be more secure
As you can’t download any apps from the outside it makes the system more secure. It won’t allow any malate from downloading on its own as it won’t run on the Windows 10 Cloud. All the programs are from Windows Store where they are first checked by Microsoft then made available for download.
It is not a Lite version of Windows 10
Many people believe that because it is tied to Windows Store it is a Lite version of Windows 10. But this isn’t true, it has the ability to run full Win32 programs. Any software available on Windows Store will run on Windows 10 cloud.
That means if Google puts Chrome on Windows Store it will run on Windows 10 Cloud.
Microsoft Office will a big part of Windows 10 Cloud
It is very likely that Microsoft will push the full version of Office with its Windows 10 Cloud. Word 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Excel 2016 and OneNote are pinned to the Start menu by default. This means that they won’t be downloaded on your system, once you click on the pin you will be taken to the store to download it.
It’ll (probably) be free for hardware makers
It is possible that Microsoft will make Windows 10 Cloud available for free for hardware makers to be preloaded on the low-end as well as high-end devices. And if the cost of low-end devices are kept very low it will make it more affordable for the users.
This strategy was used by Microsoft back with Windows 8.1 with a version called Windows 8.1 with Bing. It was similar to Windows 8.1 except for the fact that it was available to hardware makers for free if they kept Bing as the default browser on the device. This strategy could be used with Windows 10 Cloud as well.
Microsoft will likely officially unveil Windows 10 Cloud on May 2, along with new Surface hardware.