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Windows 11 for Education

Reimagined for a new era of digital learning, Windows 11 helps to unlock a student's potential with powerful tools to learn, collaborate and create — all in a secure and trusted environment.​
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Designed for Education

High-quality learning tools for students of all abilities with Windows 11 on devices that are secure, easy to deploy and manage.

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Windows 11 SE

New, cloud-first Windows 11 SE - purpose-built operating system for education. The affordable and simple way to help make learning accessible to every student.

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Microsoft 365 Education

Unlock creativity, promote teamwork, and provide a simple, safe experience—all in a single, affordable solution that’s built for education.

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Microsoft Teams

Let students, faculty, educators, and staff meet, collaborate, create, and share resources with the simple, accessible power of Teams.

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Windows 11 for Education FAQs

A new, cloud-first operating system, Windows 11 SE offers the power and reliability of Windows 11 with a simplified design and modern management tools that are optimized for low-cost devices in educational settings, especially grades K-8 / primary. Windows 11 SE has the exact same minimum requirements as Windows 11.
Latitude 3120 and Latitude 3120 2-in-1 with Windows 11 SE pre-installed will be available end of January 2022.​
Although we are not limiting who can buy Windows 11 SE devices, their simplified fundamentals and experiences are really targeted at grades K-8.​
Windows 11 SE supports most applications that students and educators need. These include Win32 apps as well as modern applications, such as Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Progressive Web Apps (PWA). Examples include Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Chrome, Class Policy, Light Speed, and Screen Beam, as well as the familiar tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. ​
Windows 11 SE is limited in the apps that can be installed and the settings an end user can manage. This is by design, based on feedback from teachers, who want a simple, distraction-free environment for their students, and IT Administrators, who want devices to be easy to manage and perform well all year. App installation, advanced features, and setting changes are controlled by IT administrators rather than end users for this specialized version of Windows 11.​
Yes, absolutely. Windows 11 SE supports essential third-party apps that promote better learning outcomes. ​
Yes. Zoom can be provisioned using Intune. ​
Students will not be able to install any third-party native apps (Win32 apps or those from the Microsoft Store).​

However, students will be able to use any Progressive Web Apps (PWA), such as Outlook, Whiteboard, and Flipgrid, via the web.
No. It is not possible to switch from Windows 11 SE to other versions of Windows. It is not possible to upgrade to Windows 11 SE from other versions of Windows, including Windows 10 or Windows 11. ​
Windows 11 SE, Windows 11, and Windows 10 can be deployed, managed, and serviced in the same way, since all three versions of Windows use the same deployment, management, and servicing tools. In terms of deployment, you can consider Windows 11 SE, Windows 11, and Windows 10 as different releases of the same operating system. ​
You will not need to change anything for your remote learning students. Windows 11 SE offers the same management tools that your IT teams are already comfortable with—including hands-free set-up and management options. The activation and provisioning process for remote students for Windows 11 SE is the same as it’s been for Windows 10.​
AAD and MSA identities are supported. For others, it depends on your infrastructure set up. Windows 11 SE will not have local on-premises support. ​
No. Windows 11 SE devices cannot be managed with Chrome’s Management console.​
Windows 11 SE is an edition of Windows 11, and has the same user experience, security, and learning anywhere updates that are new in Windows 11. Windows 11 SE is optimized to deliver education experiences on low-cost devices, removing distractions to help students stay focused, and simplifying deployment and management for IT professionals. Windows 11 SE can be accessed only through cloud-based identities, and it is managed remotely through cloud services. Windows SE is limited in the apps that can be installed and the settings an end user can manage.​
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