MicrosoftEDU event recap: Surface Laptop, Windows 10 S, and education tools

Microsoft announces a new version of Windows, a laptop carrying the Surface brand, and new tools for education during its New York City press event.

Windows 10 S and Surface Laptop Microsoft event (Terry Myerson on stage)

On May 2, 2017, Microsoft held a press event in New York City to unveil its strategy on education with new products and services. In a presentation that lasted over an hour and a half, the company unveiled “Windows 10 S,” a new simplified version of Windows for the education market and to take on Chrome OS.

The software giant announced new services like Microsoft Teams with new tools for the classroom, new features for Minecraft, and mixed reality for education. And Microsoft also unveiled its newest member of the Surface family, the Surface Laptop.

After the presentation that included speakers, such as Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella; Terry Myerson, EVP of the Windows & Devices Group; and Panos Panay, CVP of Devices, Microsoft had set up a big room with demos that allowed attendees to get hands-on with all the new products and services.

Attendees had the chance to get hands-on with new devices from partners running Windows 10 S, including Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba.

Of course, a demo station was dedicated to the new Surface Laptop, which perhaps was the device that stole the show.

Additionally, there were demo stations showcasing Office 365 for education, including Microsoft Teams with new features for the classroom. And a Microsoft Intune station was also present to show just how easy is for administrators to connect and manage Windows 10 S devices on a school network, and a lot more.

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In this picture gallery, you can take a closer look at the new products and services Microsoft unveiled in its latest press event.