Windows 10 for Education
Windows 10, version 1607 introduces two editions designed for the unique needs of K-12 institutions: Windows 10 Pro Education and Windows 10 Education. These editions provide education-specific default settings for the evolving landscape in K-12 education IT environments.
Find out more about the features and functionality we support in each edition of Windows.
When you've made your decision, find out how to buy Windows for your school.
Provides guidance on ways to customize the OS diagnostic data, consumer experiences, Cortana, search, and some of the preinstalled apps, so that Windows is ready for your school.
Learn how to customize the OS privacy settings, Skype, and Xbox for Windows-based devices used in schools so that you can choose what information is shared with Microsoft.
Minecraft Education Edition is built for learning. Learn how to get early access and add it to your Microsoft Store for Business for distribution.
Take a Test is a new app that lets you create the right environment for taking tests. Learn how to use and get it set up.
Find out how you can migrate a Chromebook-based learning environment to a Windows 10-based learning environment.
Depending on your school's device management needs, you can use the Set up School PCs app or the Windows Configuration Designer tool to quickly set up student PCs.
Get step-by-step guidance to help you deploy Windows 10 in a school environment.
Get step-by-step guidance on how to deploy Windows 10 to PCs and devices across a school district.
Test Windows 10 S on various Windows 10 devices (except Windows 10 Home) in your school and share your feedback with us.
If you have an education tenant and use 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.
Follow these links to find step-by-step guidance on how to deploy Windows 8.1 in an academic environment.
Windows 8.1 deployment planning
Explore key considerations and questions that should be answered when planning for Windows 8.1 deployment.
Windows 8.1 deployment to PCs
Get an overview of Windows 8.1 deployment to PCs in an educational environment.
Explore Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) considerations, including device types, infrastructure, and deployment models.
Deploying Windows RT 8.1
Get step-by-step instructions on how to configure and deploy Windows RT devices (like Surface and other tablets) in educational environments.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Learn how to address challenges related to BYOD scenarios using Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
Microsoft Store apps
Explore Microsoft Store app deployment strategies and considerations for educational institutions running Windows 8.1.
Windows To Go
Learn about the benefits, limitations, and processes involved in deploying Windows To Go.