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Microsoft 365 Education launches alongside new Windows 10 S devices

Microsoft 365 Education launches alongside new Windows 10 S devices
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Microsoft is unveiling Microsoft 365 Education today at the company’s Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida. Much like the bundle for businesses, Microsoft 365 Education includes Office 365 for Education, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and even Minecraft: Education Edition. It’s designed as an entire package for Office, Windows, and security products for students and teachers.

Alongside the launch, Microsoft is also revealing more Windows 10 S devices. While most Windows 10 S laptops have been targeted towards education, HP, Lenovo, Acer, and Fujitsu are launching devices for businesses, starting at just $275. HP’s Stream 14 Pro will be available next month priced at $275, and Acer is launching its Aspire 1 for $299 later this year along with the Swift 1 for $349. Lenovo’s new v330 Windows 10 S laptop won’t be available until February 2018, priced at $349.

Windows 10 S is Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS, and it’s designed to only run apps from the Windows Store. While Microsoft promised devices starting at $189 during its Windows 10 S introduction, most of the laptops we’ve seen have been priced between $299 and $399. Microsoft is aiming Windows 10 S primarily at the education market, and all machines will ship with a free subscription to Minecraft: Education Edition. Windows 10 S is also be free for all schools that are currently running Windows 10 Pro PCs, and includes free Office 365 education with Microsoft Teams.

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