Microsoft unveils new education offerings

Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft in a keynote on May 2, 2017 introduced new offerings for education, inspired by teachers and students, including a new Windows 10 S — along with new experiences in Microsoft Teams for a modern collaborative classroom, new features in Minecraft and mixed reality that spark creativity, a range of Windows 10 S PCs for K‒12 classrooms and the perfect Windows 10 S device for college students — the Surface Laptop.

The new offerings include:

Windows 10 S – this new configuration of Windows, inspired by students and teachers, is streamlined for security and superior performance. When partnered with Intune for Education, Windows 10 S will enable schools to ramp up and manage computers in the classroom cost-effectively and quickly. Windows 10 S has been designed to empower the students of today to create the world of tomorrow and it is the best Windows ever for schools. It is also a great choice for any Windows customer looking for consistent performance, advanced security and quick log on time.

Surface Laptop, powered by Windows 10 S – Perfect for college students, Surface Laptop is incredibly thin and light, striking the right balance of performance, portability and beautiful design for a truly personal laptop.

New Windows 10 S partner devices – Our partners, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Samsung and Toshiba offer a range of new Windows 10 PCs for Education today. These partners will also offer these devices and new premium devices with Windows 10 S in the coming months.

Microsoft Teams in the classroom – Adding to Office 365 for Education, Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that encourages active learning while helping students develop the communication and collaboration skills they will need to be successful in the future.

Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition – A new in-game feature for “Minecraft: Education Edition” that inspires educators and students to learn to write code to explore, create and play in the full 3D Minecraft world. News Service

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