Moving to Windows 10 for Greater Security and Manageability

Many education providers and institutions are familiar with an older OS like Windows 7. But from January 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. This means no more security updates, hotfixes, or any free or paid assisted support services. Upgrade to Windows 10 Education in S mode for faculty and students, and Windows 10 Pro for professionals like administrators and courseware developers.

The Most Security Protection, Built-In

Windows 10 Education in S mode is designed to give schools the familiar, robust, and productive features they count on from Windows in an experience that’s been streamlined for security and performance in the classroom and built to work with Microsoft Education. It has many of the same familiar Windows 10 Education features that you know today, but some parts have changed to offer a more secure and performant experience:

Performance that lasts - Provides all-day battery life to keep students on task and not tripping over cords. Also, verified apps won’t degrade device performance over time.

Streamlined for Speed - Offers faster log-in times so teachers spend less time waiting and more time teaching.

Microsoft-verified security - Reduces the risk of malware that can harm student and staff devices, because only Microsoft-verified applications can be installed.

You get Windows 10 Education in S mode the same way you would get Windows 10 Education -Once you have the right volume license agreement, you can install it on your existing qualifying devices already enabled in S mode or work with Lenovo to get it installed when you buy a new device.

Get More Done

Windows Ink lets students and faculty capture and collaborate on ideas using a digital pen: take notes, edit Office documents, or brainstorm on the Microsoft Whiteboard app. Windows Ink Workspace is the canvas for all the ink-powered features and apps on your PC:

Sketch Pad is a simple, blank canvas on which you and your students can quickly and easily draw an idea, doodle and solve problems. You can use your hands more naturally, too – you can rest your palm down when writing and intuitively use your other hand to bring up a digital ruler for writing straight lines, just like on paper.

Screen sketch lets you and your students draw on a screen capture of the entire desktop, allowing you to collaborate on documents as though you would with pen and paper. You can even add a personal touch to a standout picture you saw in the Photos app, then easily share it with the rest of the world.

Security for Administrators & Management

Windows 10 Pro is ideal for administrators, office staff and education service providers. It protects employee digital identities, and other sensitive financial and legal information:

Windows Hello - Users sign in with their face or fingerprint—replacing passwords with easy-to-use multi-factor authentication.

BitLocker - Encrypts data on your devices, protecting against loss even when a device is lost or stolen.

Windows Defender Antivirus - Built-in protection from malicious software and hacking.

Moving to Windows 10 for Greater Security and Manageability

IT administrators estimate a 15% improvement in IT management time with Windows 10 Pro.

Forrester, Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Windows 10


  • Lenovo's devices with Windows 10 Education in S mode provide long battery life, and the risk of malware is reduced because only Microsoft-verified apps can be installed.
  • Touchscreen tablets and convertible notebooks have Windows 10 tools such as Windows Ink, SketchPad and Screen Sketch, to help students capture and collaborate on ideas.