Microsoft is almost ready to launch this summer a major update called “Redstone” to its Windows 10 desktop operating system. In this regard, the company has made changes to the hardware requirements, but the licensing terms for OEMs devices remain unchanged.
Dubbed Windows 10 Anniversary Update will continue to be free to OEMs making devices with a screen size of up to 9 inches, including tablets and mobile phones.
The same policy is being used right now for Windows 10, and according to a new report, Microsoft will continue to stick with it for the Anniversary Update as well.
According to a report, the Redstone update will allow OEMs to run Windows 10 on screens as small as 7 inches. On the other hand, Windows 10 Mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones, can have a display of a maximum of 9 inches, up from 7.9 inches.
Microsoft helps bring more affordable products to the markets, as companies no longer need to include the license cost in the final price of the device.
In a related Windows 10 news, Microsoft has announced a detailed guide for schools to transition to Windows 10. The software giant says that “the summer is a fantastic time for education IT administrators to make school or college-wide updates to devices, systems and infrastructure.”
“For those schools, colleges and universities that are yet to upgrade to Windows 10, the next few months provide an perfect opportunity to deploy and discover all of the fantastic new features in our latest operating system, in preparation for the new academic year beginning in September,” explains Microsoft.
The guide is divided in to Pre- and post-installation tips — that includes the typical instructions on how to download and install Windows 10, but also how to set up USB installation media that would make deployment much faster.
Furthermore, the post-installation tips are aimed to help you deal with any software compatibility issues, hardware problems, installing updates, etc.
Microsoft wants to bring Windows 10 on 1 billion devices by 2017, and upgrading schools is a key part of this effort.
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