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After months of testing, speculation and preparation, Microsoft has removed the "Preview" tag from their Office apps in the Microsoft Store. This may seem like a small step but it's a clear signal that the only ways you'll be able to buy Microsoft Office in future will either be as part of an Office 365 subscription or by download through the Windows Store.

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Developers with an MSDN subscription can now download Windows 10 S and start testing apps on the newest member of the Windows 10 family. Windows 10 S, which only runs apps that are distributed through the Microsoft Store, is going to be pitched at markets where low-cost hardware and simplified system maintenance is important. That's why this initial release is pitched at schools.

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One of the bold claims made by Microsoft is that Windows 10 S will be impervious to all known forms of ransomware. This is because only apps that have been curated and distributed through the Windows Store can be run. However, it seems that Microsoft's claim forgot one little thing - macros. But we can learn from this.

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Earlier today, Microsoft announced a new Windows PC. Unlike the previous members of the Surface family, the Surface Laptop doesn’t have a detachable keyboard. And it also lacks Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro. Instead, it ships with a cutback version of Windows dubbed Windows 10 S. That means a Surface laptop will be limited to only running apps available through the Windows Store and not desktop apps. What makes this confusing is that an upgrade to Windows 10 Pro is free - for a limited time at least.