Microsoft is joining forces with PC companies to supply school districts with Windows devices that won't break the bank. The cloud-based Chromebook has established itself in many schools and has led to Microsoft responding with Windows 10 S, a simplified and secured version of the OS. Powered by an Intel Celeron Apollo Lake processor, the laptop slips under that $200 barrier with prices starting at $189. For emerging markets, JP will sell the Classmate Leap T303 notebook, starting at $199, and the Trigono V401 2-in-1, starting at $299.
Mehdi gives Google credit where he believes credit is due: He says that Chromebooks didn't actually steal any marketshare away from Microsoft, per se; Google just discovered a previously-unmet demand for low-cost laptops and "made it affordable to have a computer in the classroom".
On the learning tools front, Microsoft is adding dictation to Office 365 in February to help students write more easily by using their voice, officials said.
The fine print: Qualified K-12 schools that purchase 30 or more Microsoft 365 A1 licenses are eligible for free training up to a maximum of 3 days, provided by select, qualified Microsoft Education Training Partners. But in their new announcement, they also acknowledged that price point weighs heavily on many school buyers. For instance, the Microsoft Teams chat tool is getting an iOS and Android app for education users. The new Immersive Reader feature is coming to more Office apps and devices, including Word for Mac and iPhone, Outlook Desktop, OneNote for iPad and Mac.
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While it may seem a little early to think about the back-to-school season-at least for students and parents in the Northern Hemisphere where classes generally start back up in September-educators are just now beginning to evaluate their technology options and plot out their strategies for the start of the next school year, said Eran Megiddo, corporate vice president of OneNote, Wunderlist and Education at Microsoft.
The tech company is also working with PBS, NASA, the BBC and LEGO for a variety of STEM learning and mixed reality projects.
PowerPoint now lets teachers record lessons and then publish them to their Teams classrooms so students can see them at any time. A similar arrangement is being made between Microsoft and a provider of student information systems in United Kingdom, SIMS Capita.
In addition to devices, Microsoft is adding new capabilities to Office 365 for Education.