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10 things to know about our #MicrosoftEDU event

Today, in New York City, we shared some exciting news about Microsoft Education.

1. Introducing Windows 10 S – a new Windows experience inspired by teachers and students

Learn more about Windows 10 S by visiting the Windows Blog.

2. Introducing new Windows 10 S PCs from our partners

Our partners, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Samsung and Toshiba, offer a range of new Windows 10 PCs for Education today. In the coming months, these partners will offer a range of Windows 10 S devices—from powerful and affordable Windows Ink and touch PCs to beautiful premium devices. Learn more about these Windows 10 S partners’ PCs by visiting the Windows Blog.

3. Microsoft Teams comes to the classroom

Word, Excel and PowerPoint Online already enable students to co-author documents in real time. And new classroom experiences in Microsoft Teams take collaboration to a whole new level – and make Teams the digital hub for teachers and students. To learn more about the new classroom experiences in Teams, visit the Office Blog.

4. Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition

We announced Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition, designed to inspire students to learn the basics and the power of coding by combining the open worlds of Minecraft with popular learn-to-code platforms such as Tynker, ScratchX and a new open source platform from Microsoft called MakeCode. Players can move around, build and create in Minecraft by writing code. To learn more about Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition, visit the Minecraft Education Blog.

5. Free offers for teachers and students

To make it easy and affordable to bring Windows 10, Office 365 for Education with Microsoft Teams, and Minecraft to the classroom, we are offering teachers and students:

  • Free one-year subscription to Minecraft: Education Edition for new Windows 10 education PCs
  • Free Windows 10 S for all schools on their current Windows Pro PC
  • Free Microsoft Office 365 for Education with Microsoft Teams
  • Free trial of Microsoft Intune for Education

Learn more about these offers by visiting the Windows Blog.

6. Introducing Surface Laptop, powered by Windows 10 S

Available for pre-order today, Surface Laptop brings the superior performance and security of Windows 10 S to a laptop that college students will love. Learn more about Surface Laptop on the Devices Blog.

7. Introducing Surface Arc Mouse

Available for pre-order today, Surface Arc Mouse is slim, light and ready to travel. Surface Arc Mouse is designed to conform to your hand and snaps flat to fit easily in your bag.

8. Bringing 3D andWindows Mixed Reality experiences to the classroom to spark creativity

We announced a new strategic partnership with Pearson, one of the largest education companies in the world, who is working to integrate 3D and mixed reality into their secondary- and university-level curriculum. By the school year 2018, Pearson will offer curriculum in health, commerce, history and STEM, on all Windows Mixed Reality devices. In addition, we announced a new feature coming to Windows 10 this fall, called View Mixed Reality. This feature allows you to see 3D content through your screen into the real world as mixed reality, using a simple RGB camera.

9. STEM Saturdays at Microsoft Stores

Beginning Saturday, May 6, Microsoft Store locations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia will host STEM Saturdays throughout May in all full-line locations, in addition to the range of free programs year-round that empower students and educators. STEM Saturdays bring pop-up classrooms to Microsoft Store and offer hands-on experiences like building a sensor that measures the flexion and extension of a finger to learn about the anatomy of a human hand.

10. Where to start and what to know about Microsoft Education’s new experiences

Visit the Microsoft in Education Blog to learn more about where to start and what to know about today’s news.