Microsoft Targets Schools With £135 Windows 10 PCs & Education Software Updates

Microsoft Targets Schools With £135 Windows 10 PCs & Education Software Updates

With these new classroom devices, Microsoft is hoping to "bring the full power of a Windows device at the competitive price of the Chromebook", Tholfsen said.

Windows 10 devices are at the core of Microsoft's education-focused offerings.

Microsoft said the machines run Windows 10 S, a lightweight version of its operating system specifically geared toward classrooms. In a notable announcement, Microsoft is also adding integrations with some of the most used School Information Systems.

Microsoft is taking on Google's Chromebooks and Apple's iPads in the education space through a new hardware partnership with Lenovo that aims to push Windows into the classroom. The 100e notebook carries an Intel Apollo Lake Celeron as its beating heart.

First camp for Rohingya refugees returning to Burma will open next week
According to the agreement, which was finalised in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw this week, a two-year deadline has been set for the repatriation of the Rohingya.

Mehdi believes that Chromebooks has not stolen any share from Microsoft, rather they should be credited for identifying the untapped market for the low-priced computers in the classroom.

Microsoft unveiled four new Windows 10 devices that are all supposed to offer more than Chrome OS. The company also has the 300e, a $280 convertible with pen support. For emerging markets, JP will sell the Classmate Leap T303 notebook, starting at $199, and the Trigono V401 2-in-1, starting at $299.

In nationwide survey results released by EdWeek Market Brief a year ago, K-12 officials said they preferred Chromebooks to Microsoft and Apple products in a number of areas, especially affordability. But in their new announcement, they also acknowledged that price point weighs heavily on many school buyers.

Microsoft is pushing augmented and virtual reality headsets as being a key tool for education, dropping the price for its Hololens headsets for academic institutions until the end of May this year.

Chinese angry at USA probe in South China Sea
Bonnie Glaser, an Asia expert at CSIS, said the US freedom of navigation operations in the waters were unlikely to stop. " China is strongly dissatisfied with that and will take necessary measures to firmly safeguard its sovereignty".

Outside the U.S., Windows continues to be the dominant education platform.

Microsoft is also offering professional development to train teachers to get the most out of the devices, but this is only available in the U.S. The training is included with the purchase of Microsoft 365 Education, as long as at least 30 A1 licenses are purchased between February 1 and December 31, 2018.

Microsoft has also been quietly updating Microsoft Teams' mobile apps recently in order to provide a better experience for its Education customers.

In addition to devices, Microsoft is adding new capabilities to Office 365 for Education. First, it's partnering up with Pearson, the world's largest education company, to roll out curriculum for both HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality. Users of Microsoft Teams for Education will now have access to their classroom on Team from their iOS or Android device and be able to keep track of all the conversations, assignments, shared files, and more from their smartphones.

Toronto's Inclusion in Amazon List Could Increase Tension with Trump
Amazon announced Thursday that it has narrowed its search to 20 finalists out of more than 200 submissions. Amazon's announcement Thursday effectively says no thanks to some of the longer-shot proposals.

Related Articles

  • Shubhankar ends tied 44th in Abu Dhabi

    Shubhankar ends tied 44th in Abu Dhabi

    Fitzpatrick finished on -18 for the tournament, four shots behind victor and European number one Tommy Fleetwood. Two shots off the lead at the start of the day, Fleetwood won thanks to an excellent back nine.
    Dortmund Deny Contact With Arsenal For Aubameyang

    Dortmund Deny Contact With Arsenal For Aubameyang

    Zorc said the following in a statement to German media outlets, transcript via Kicker . "I have nothing to add to that". That's why certainly he loves the club as well . "Until I hear there's a personnel change he's part of my plans".
    Nestle sells United States  candy to Ferrero for US$2.8 billion

    Nestle sells United States candy to Ferrero for US$2.8 billion

    A year ago it acquired Ferrara Candy Co, maker of Red Hots and Lemonhead sweets , and confectioner Fannie May. Nestle announced a new agreement to sell its us confectionery business to Italian firm Ferrero.
  • Government shutdown could prevent military from watching NFL playoffs

    Government shutdown could prevent military from watching NFL playoffs

    New England takes on Jacksonville in the AFC championship, and Minnesota faces Philadelphia in the NFC championship. It showed the AFN logo with the words: "Due to the government shutdown , AFN services are not available".
    Buses carrying tech workers targeted outside San Francisco

    Buses carrying tech workers targeted outside San Francisco

    Photos sent by an anonymous Apple employee to the website Mashable showed the broken windows on Apple employee shuttle buses. Following the incidents, both the tech firms have rerouted employee buses keeping in mind the safety of their employees.
    US SC to review Trump travel ban

    US SC to review Trump travel ban

    Only liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor would have allowed the president's order to remain blocked. The case the court will hear stems from a lawsuit filed by Hawaii, some of its residents and a Muslim group based there.
  • US Government shutsdown as senate fails to agree on new budget

    US Government shutsdown as senate fails to agree on new budget

    Mr Trump phoned the NY senator to invite him to the White House to try to reach some sort of accord. Five Democrats crossed the aisle to back the measure, while four key Republicans opposed it.
    The Koreas will March Together at Winter Olympics Opening

    The Koreas will March Together at Winter Olympics Opening

    Meanwhile, at the Paralympics of PyeongChang, the PDRK will send a delegation of 150, including athletes, says news agency Yonhap. An agreement to field a joint women's ice hockey team at the upcoming Games also drew criticism.
    Tulsa County Now Leads the State in Flu Deaths

    Tulsa County Now Leads the State in Flu Deaths

    The Douglas County Health Department said there have been four flu deaths and hundreds of new flu cases in the past week. Hawaii is the only state without widespread flu, through the latest data from the CDC for the week ending January 6.
  • Illnesses no excuse as Tottenham's Pochettino expresses disappointment at draw

    Illnesses no excuse as Tottenham's Pochettino expresses disappointment at draw

    Obviously this is the attitude we need to show in the next game [at home to Brighton and Hove Albion] - it's massive for us. The idea is to win games and be consistent and have the facility to fight for the top four", Pochettino added.
    Defending champion Federer continues Australian Open title defence

    Defending champion Federer continues Australian Open title defence

    While he didn't mention any kind of boycott the Swiss veteran said players must present a united front to force the increase. Both players slouched over in the shade between points, earning warnings about time delays from the chair umpire.
    US Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges

    US Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges

    The Navy's investigation of the two collisions found that in addition to bad judgment, the crews were not adequately prepared. The four include the commanding officer, two lieutenants and one lieutenant junior grade, the Navy said.