Education is setting agendas at Microsoft – new products for schools at special event in London
A slew of recent product announcements from Microsoft in the US underlines the intensity of competition in the schools technology market and the company's success in making education a core business, building on what it learns from its partnership with its global teacher and schools communities. Next week (June 13) its UK education department stages a special "Edtech 20/20" event in London as part of London Tech Week.
The announcements includes a new 'light' version of Windows 10 — Windows 10 S. It's an operating system that is easier to manage and keep secure, supported by key management features, including Microsoft 'Intune for Education', with 'Teams' for collaboration. There's also an impressive new Surface Laptop at the vanguard of a range of affordable and light new student laptops for 10 S (from below £200), new features for its popular Minecraft Education Edition program and exciting new possibilities for augmented and mixed reality.