The heart of Microsoft's plan is a new version of Windows called Windows 10 S, which will be available on new laptops targeted at schools. Unlike the full version of Windows 10, Windows 10 S only allows applications from Microsoft's Windows Store to be installed. (You can install anything you want if you upgrade.)
In other words, students won't be able to visit a website and install any app they please, allowing teachers and administrators to provide more control on what can and can't be accessed. Microsoft's "Set Up School PC" app allows IT administrators to easily manage and preload each computer with a preselected set of applications all with a USB key.
Windows 10 S can operate on any product capable of running Windows, from high-end computers to low-power devices. Microsoft's partners including Dell, Toshiba, Acer,