Change history for Windows 10 for Education

This topic lists new and updated topics in the Windows 10 for Education documentation.

November 2017

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Test Windows 10 S on existing Windows 10 education devices Updated the the list of device manufacturers.
Set up Take a Test on multiple PCs Updated instances of the parameter enablePrint, or enablePrinting, to requirePrinting.
Set up Take a Test on a single PC Updated instances of the parameter enablePrint, or enablePrinting, to requirePrinting.
Take a Test app technical reference Added a note that the Alt+F4 key combination for enabling students to exit the test is disabled in Windows 10, version 1703 (Creators Update) and later. Also added additional info about the Ctrl+Alt+Del key combination.

RELEASE: Windows 10, version 1709 (Fall Creators Update)

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Reset devices with Windows Automatic Redeployment New. Learn how you can use this new feature to quickly reset student PCs from the lock screen and apply original settings and management enrollment (Azure Active Directory and device management) so the devices are ready to use and returned to a fully configured or known IT-approved state.
Test Windows 10 S on existing Windows 10 education devices Updated the Go back to your previous edition of Windows 10 section with new information on how to work around cases where Win32 apps are blocked after switching from Windows 10 S back to your previous Windows edition.
Take a Test app technical reference Updated. Starting with Windows 10, version 1709 (Fall Creators Update), assessments can now run in permissive mode. This mode enables students who need access to other apps, like accessibility tools, to use the apps.

September 2017

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Use the Set up School PCs app Updated the prerequisites to provide more clarification.

August 2017

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Test Windows 10 S on existing Windows 10 education devices New. Find out how you can test Windows 10 S on a variety of Windows 10 devices (except Windows 10 Home) in your school and share your feedback with us.
Use the Set up School PCs app Updated the instructions to reflect the new or updated functionality in the latest version of the app.

July 2017

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Get Minecraft: Education Edition with Windows 10 device promotion New information about redeeming Minecraft: Education Edition licenses with qualifying purchases of Windows 10 devices.
Use the Set up School PCs app Added the how-to video, which shows how to use the app to create a provisioning package that you can use to set up school PCs.
Take a Test app technical reference Added a Group Policy section to inform you of any policies that affect the Take a Test app or functionality within the app.

June 2017

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Windows 10 configuration recommendations for education customers Includes the following updates:
- New configuration guidance for IT administrators to enable students and school personnel, who use assistive technology apps not available in the Microsoft Store for Education and use devices running Windows 10 S, to be successful in the classroom and in their jobs.
- New configuration information when using Windows 10 S for education.
Deployment recommendations for school IT administrators New configuration guidance for IT administrators to enable students and school personnel, who use assistive technology apps not available in the Microsoft Store for Education and use devices running Windows 10 S, to be successful in the classroom and in their jobs.
Use the Set up School PCs app Updated the recommended apps section to include information about Office 365 for Windows 10 S (Education Preview).

May 2017

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Switch to Windows 10 Pro Education from Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 S New. If you have an education tenant and use devices Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 S in your schools, find out how you can opt-in to a free switch to Windows 10 Pro Education.
Use the Set up School PCs app Updated. Now includes network tips and updated step-by-step instructions that show the latest updates to the app such as Wi-Fi setup.

RELEASE: Windows 10, version 1703 (Creators Update)

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Get started: Deploy and manage a full cloud IT solution with Microsoft Education New. Learn how you can you can quickly and easily use the new Microsoft Education system to implement a full IT cloud solution for your school.
Microsoft Education documentation and resources New. Find links to more content for IT admins, teachers, students, and education app developers.
Windows 10 configuration recommendations for education customers New. Provides guidance on ways to configure the OS diagnostic data, consumer experiences, Cortana, search, as well as some of the preinstalled apps, so that Windows is ready for your school.
Deployment recommendations for school IT administrators Updated the screenshots and related instructions to reflect the current UI and experience.
Set up Windows devices for education Updated for Windows 10, version 1703.
Set up School PCs app:
Technical reference for the Set up School PCs app
Use the Set up School PCs app
Updated. Describes the school-specific settings and policies that Set up School PC configures. Also provides step-by-step instructions for using the latest version of the app to create a provisioning package that you can use to set up student PCs.
Set up using Windows Configuration Designer:
Set up student PCs to join domain
Provision student PCs with apps
Updated the information for Windows 10, version 1703.
Take tests in Windows 10
Set up Take a Test on a single PC
Set up Take a Test on multiple PCs
Take a Test app technical reference
Updated. Includes new information on ways you can set up the test account and assessment URL and methods for creating and distributing the link. Methods available to you vary depending on whether you're setting up Take a Test on a single PC or multiple PCs.

January 2017

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For IT administrators - get Minecraft: Education Edition Updates. Learn how schools can use invoices to pay for Minecraft: Education Edition.

December 2016

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[Upgrade Windows 10 Pro to Pro Education from Microsoft Store for Business] New. Learn how to opt-in to a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro Education. As of May 2017, this topic has been replaced with Switch to Windows 10 Pro Education from Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 S.

November 2016

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Working with Microsoft Store for Business – education scenarios New. Learn about education scenarios for Microsoft Store for Business.
For teachers - get Minecraft: Education Edition Updates. Subscription support for Minecraft: Education Edition.
For IT administrators - get Minecraft: Education Edition Updates. Subscription support for Minecraft: Education Edition.

RELEASE: Windows 10, version 1607 (Anniversary Update)

The topics in this library have been updated for Windows 10, version 1607 (also known as the Anniversary Update). The following new topics have been added:

July 2016

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Windows 10 editions for education customers New. Learn about the two editions in Windows 10, version 1607 that's designed for the needs of K-12 institutions.
Deploy Windows 10 in a school district New. Learn how to deploy Windows 10 in a school district. Integrate the school environment with Office 365, AD DS, and Microsoft Azure AD, use SCCM, Intune, and Group Policy to manage devices.

June 2016

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Get Minecraft Education Edition
For teachers: get Minecraft Education Edition
For IT administrators: get Minecraft Education Edition
New. Learn how to get and distribute Minecraft: Education Edition.

May 2016

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Use the Set up School PCs app (Preview) New. Learn how the Set up School PCs app works and how to use it.
Set up School PCs app technical reference (Preview) New. Describes the changes that the Set up School PCs app makes to a PC.
Take tests in Windows 10 (Preview)
Set up Take a Test on a single PC (Preview)
Set up Take a Test on multiple PCs (Preview)
Take a Test app technical reference (Preview)
New. Learn how to set up and use the Take a Test app.
Chromebook migration guide Moved from Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile library, originally published in November 2015
Deploy Windows 10 in a school Moved from Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile library, originally published in May 2016