(Redmond, WA, Wednesday, May 3, 2017) â€“ Microsoft has announced the companyâ€™s biggest investment in Education to date. At an event in New York, the company unveiled a suite of products inspired by teachers and students. The new tools and experiences are designed to spark creativity and collaboration to help prepare todayâ€™s student for the workplace of tomorrow.
The new toolâ€™s and experiences include a new version of Windows â€“ Windows 10 S â€“ which is available on affordable devices and easy to deploy with Intune for Education. Microsoftâ€™s newest member of the Surface family, Surface laptop, is a higher end device created to take students through the lifecycle of their education by meeting their performance needs.
The company is also introducing a new line of affordable laptops, starting at $229 that run Windows 10 S and are available for purchase beginning this summer.
The popular video game Minecraft is also introducing a new program with its Code Builder Minecraft Education Edition. Microsoft is betting that combining the open worlds of Minecraft with popular learn-to-code platforms will help students prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.
Microsoft is making Windows 10 S FREE for schools on any compatible Windows device and will be hosting STEM Saturday workshops in its retail stores beginning this coming week. More information is available at www.microsoft.com.