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Why choose Microsoft for education?

The complete learning platform that your students will never outgrow

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Why Windows 10 for education?

You can deliver a personalised experience with Windows 10 that adapts to the way your students learn and the way your educators communicate - touch, type or write.

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Ideal Windows 10 devices for education

We've put together a curated line up of today's best Windows 10 devices that are perfect for use in academic settings. Take a look below.

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Microsoft Surface for education

With Microsoft Surface for education, there's a device to suit everyone. And you may be surprised at the starting price too.

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Microsoft Education Device Sales Specialist

Not only is BT is a Microsoft Gold Partner, but we're also a Microsoft Education Device Sales Specialist.

This prestigious status has been awarded to just a handful of Microsoft partners in the UK able to demonstrate the expert capability needed to fully support schools with their Windows-based device strategies - from "end to end".

With a close strategic relationship between the two companies, we’re perfectly placed to support you with your Microsoft-based 1:1 ecosystem.

Why choose a Windows-based ecosystem for your learning environment?

A Windows based ecosystem is the perfect choice for your school, college or university.  It's the platform your students will never outgrow, that prepares them for a world of work like no other.  There's lots of device choice to suit all needs and budgets, as well as easy-to-use tools that make set-up, deployment and device management a breeze.

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Windows devices come in a huge range of styles for all budgets

  • Ruggedised to withstand the rough and tumble of the school day
  • All day battery life - No recharging needed
  • Easy to configure
  • Sensibly priced for school budgets
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Set up, pre-configure and deploy devices with Autopilot and Intune

  • It’s a cloud-based provisioning technology that’s so easy to use
  • Designed with school IT departments in mind
  • Makes large scale deployments a breeze saving time and resources
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M365 for Education creates the ultimate learning environment

  • All the Office 365 apps you need
  • Teams for collaboration
  • Windows 10 Education
  • Intune for easy mobile device management
  • Azure: Cloud identity management & advanced protection
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Lots of support to enable and empower teachers for success

  • Microsoft Educator community helps improve skills and confidence
  • Increases user adoption to help get the most from your investment
  • Teachers can earn badges and CPD hours
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Our education software licensing experts are here to help

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Better learning outcomes

Enable personalised learning, adapt to meet diverse learning styles and capabilities, and inspire student creativity with Windows 10.

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Transform classroom time

With familiar, easy-to-use Windows 10, teachers can spend more time guiding students and less time on technology.

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Windows 10 offers built-in privacy and security protections making IT management simpler and less costly.

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Affordable devices for your budget

We offer a wide range of Windows 10 laptops and 2-in-1s, sensibly priced for easy configuration and built to last the school day.

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Office 365 & Teams free for Edu

Office 365 includes Microsoft Teams, it's a free, ready made collaboration platform that’s perfect for delivering lessons remotely.

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Built-in accessibility tools

Encourage inclusion with the powerful accessibility features built into Windows 10 and Office 365 as standard.

Upskill your faculty with Microsoft Educator Centre

Microsoft Educator Centre supports teachers with multimedia experiences and resources for digital, hybrid and remote learning environments. Teachers can bring new skills to the classroom, earn professional development hours and acquire badges for upskilling. Keeping students and teachers connected now, is more important than ever.

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Upgrade to Microsoft 365 Education for more control, functionality and features  

Schools who want to adopt a corporate approach to managing their environment can upgrade to Microsoft 365 Education “A3” or “A5" licences. You’ll get the benefits of Office 365 Education, access to more apps, offline versions of Office Suite, Intune for Education plus enhanced mobility management and security features.

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Learn more about Windows 10 and Office 365 in education. Discover how features like Learning Tools and Minecraft can support your students, enhance lessons and improve learning outcomes.

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BT has a dedicated team of education specialists. We're here to support you with all aspects of your school, college or university's technology strategy across network, devices and apps. Just tell us how we can help and we'll have one of our education specialists call you back with free, no obligation advice.

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