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Why Windows 10 for education?

Windows 10 is the platform that students will never outgrow

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Prepare students for the future with personalised, inclusive and immersive learning experiences on devices powered by Windows 10. It’s the Windows you know combined with the security you need, plus great features like Inking and Pen. Some devices come with a specific version called “Windows 10 Education”  where some settings are pre-configured for use in schools, like disabled access to the Windows Store and Cortana.  Windows 10 is the platform that students will never outgrow, with all the power and performance to be productive anywhere – on and offline.

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Built-in inclusion

Empower every student with a robust set of built-in, non-stigmatising Windows and third-party accessibility features.

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Get powerful devices

Affordable devices built for education from Lenovo, Dell, HP, and Acer including notebooks, 2-in-1 laptops, and devices with touch and Windows Ink.

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Increase teaching time

Windows Education offers experiences that save educators time so they can drive personalised learning outcomes for students.

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Affordable devices with Windows 10

Affordable Windows 10 student devices are built for education, so they can withstand the rough and tumble of everyday student use. Combined with Office 365 and a modern device, Windows 10 delivers personalised learning, saving teachers time, and putting students at the centre of their own education.

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Make learning personal

Enjoy the benefits of built-in accessibility tools at no extra cost. Encourage inclusion and level the playing field with the powerful accessibility features built into Windows 10 and Office 365 as standard. Colour filters, eye-control, narrator and dictation tools can be powerful enablers, as can ease-of-access settings and translation support

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Security on a whole new level

Protect your educators’ and students’ data with the best version of Windows yet. Windows 10 takes security to another level, by delivering entirely new ways to help protect identities, data, and devices.

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Make the shift to Windows 10

Still running Windows 7? Here's why you need to upgrade:

Windows 7 has been around for 10 years, but support for Windows 7 ended January 2020. This means that Windows 7 devices will no longer receive security updates, leaving them open to attacks and data breaches.

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Windows 10 and security for education

Protect your educators’ and students’ data with the best version of Windows yet. Windows 10 has strong malware resistance with Device Guard. It protects data with BitLocker, simplifies Office 365, protects the Windows Store and enables device log-in with Azure Active Directory. We know that educational organisations need manageable identities and devices that are secured, and that by design are focused on threat and malware resistance. Windows 10 takes security to another level, by delivering entirely new ways to help protect identities, data, and devices.

Whilst Windows 10 has many security features as standard, Microsoft 365 for education is the perfect solution for securing your school’s data. Microsoft 365 is a bundle of Microsoft’s most amazing productivity, security and device management products (Windows 10 + Intune + Office 365) – the security features of which, protect devices in many ways – including:

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Identity and access control with Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport

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Protection that guards information at rest, in use, and in transit

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Malware resistance that can isolate critical system and security components from threats

Even more secure with EMS

Combining the features of Windows 10 with the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security (EM&S) will enable you to add even more security to your learning environment’s estate. Your school can benefit from one identity through Office 365 (Azure Active Directory). With Trusted Boot you’ll have complete control from the start, so you can nip threats in the bud.

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Conditional access

Conditional Access gives you the power to ensure a device’s health before granting it access to your network. Added to that, you’ll be able to block malware using Device Guard and Windows Defender – you’ll even be able to block unwanted and inappropriate apps using AppLocker with the Windows Store.

Extra Security

Additional security and a safer log-in process can be adopted for staff and students alike using Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport. You can easily manage and protect identities at a hardware level with Credential Guard. Added to these security features, you can empower students and teachers with enhanced remote access for anytime, anywhere learning so learning is no longer confined to the classroom. That’s where Bitlocker and Enterprise Data Protection come in to play, helping to protect your staff and student data – at rest, in use and in transit.

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Protect the way your students learn with Windows 10

Windows 10 has strong malware resistance with Device Guard to keep your resources, documents and data safe. Whether it’s one classroom, or 100, Windows 10 allows you to deploy and manage your way, minimising the impact on your students. Use Windows 10 with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite has security at its core. It helps you to identify security breaches before they cause damage.

Make the shift to Windows 10

Help unlock limitless learning by moving to new Windows 10 devices. With over 700 million devices actively run by Windows 10 every month, prepare your students for the future with personalised, inclusive and immersive learning experiences powered by Windows 10.

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It’s the Windows you know combined with the security you need, plus great features like Inking and Pen. Some devices come with a specific version called "Windows 10 Education” where some settings are pre-configured for use in schools, like disabled access to the Windows Store and Cortana.

Windows 10 is the platform that students will never outgrow, with all the power and performance to be productive anywhere – on and offline. And it’s easy to switch, equip your students with the skills they need in work and life and let us help you make the switch today.

Still running Windows 7? Here's why you need to upgrade:

Windows 7 has been around for 10 years, but support for Windows 7 ended January 2020. This means that Windows 7 devices will no longer receive security updates, leaving them open to attacks and data breaches. By making the switch to a Windows 10 PC with Microsoft 365 today, you’ll ensure you’re the most secure with a robust and flexible version of Windows for your students.

And you can choose from a selection of Windows 10 devices with features like being ruggedised, spill-proof and have all day battery life2. You can set-up a classroom of PCs along with deploying updates in an hour with the latest version of Windows.

Moving to Windows 10:

Migrating to Windows 10 is an opportunity to unlock limitless learning.

  • Frees up to 30% of teachers’ time for helping students1
  • Reduces IT management time by up to an estimated 20%1
  • Can increase reading comprehension by 30%2

Windows 10 presents the perfect way for your students to move across devices seamlessly. It’ll help them to collaborate, communicate and demonstrate flexibility in their work so they can thrive and achieve their goals.

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Other education resources

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Microsoft Educator Community

Learn new skills, discover classroom activities and earn badges and certificates with Microsoft's Educator Community. Microsoft Educator centre is a personalised hub for educators to expand their knowledge then share their best practice with the rest of the Educator Community.

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Windows apps for education

The Windows app store has a wide range of tools for learning. Create a bespoke platform for researching, teaching and learning with apps on multiple devices.


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Things you need to know

  1. Forrester, Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Windows 10, 2018
  2. Learning tools for Microsoft OneNote May Be One of the Most Disruptive Education Technologies Yet, Forbes, January 25, 2016

Get the conversation started

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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