Today, for the first time in Surfaces’ history, the largest launch of Surface Laptop and the new Surface Pro are now available in 25 markets around the world. Also, the global availability for Surface Studio is expanded, too.
In addition, Windows 10 S, which is now the default operating system loaded on premium Surface Laptops, can be upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free until Marcg 31st, 2018.
Microsoft extends the free upgrade by three more months to help customers those “that find they need an application that isn’t yet available in the Store and must be installed from another source.”
“We’re extending the ability to switch from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro for free until March 31, 2018,” Microsoft stated, adding, “We hope this provides increased flexibility for those people searching for the perfect back-to-school or holiday gift.”
Check the videos below for more about Surface Laptop and Surface Pro:
In other news today, Microsoft has released a new Windows Server Insider Preview Build 16278 to Windows Insiders.
Registered Insiders, can navigate directly to Windows Server Insider Preview download page to obtain this new build. Those, not yet registered, can register through Windows Insiders for Business program here, or Windows Insider program.
Matching symbols and the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) packages are available on the same page. When installed on a Windows 10 client, RSAT allows a user to remotely manage and administer Insider builds of Windows Server via GUI tools.
Also, today, a new Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 16278 and Mobile Emulator Build 15240 to be used in conjunction with Build 16278 or greater is released, as well.
The Preview SDK and Mobile Emulator can be downloaded from developer section on Windows Insider.
Microsoft is also currently accepting a limited number of Windows Insiders for Business via a new pilot program called “Windows Insider Lab for Enterprise,” to test out its upcoming business-oriented features.
In an email inviting Windows Insiders to request enrollment in the pilot, Microsoft said, testers will need to fill out this survey. And, those accepted in the pilot will get, “Windows 10 Enterprise and Office 365” to use free, as long as they remain active in the test program.
According to email, Microsoft has created a new “Olympia Corp.,” so business Insiders can test features like Windows Information Protection (WIP), Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG) and Host Intrusion Prevention Systems (HIPs) virtually “in a real-world enterprise environment.”
Windows Hello for Business is another such feature, for which Microsoft is hoping to gain more feedback from its Windows 10 IT pros.