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Windows deployment for education

Find resources to help you plan for and deploy Windows 10 to desktops, laptops, ultrabooks, tablets, and other devices in educational institutions.

Windows 10

Experience the new features in the Windows 10 operating system and learn how to leverage those features in a classroom environment.

deployment Try it out: Windows 10 deployment (for education)
Learn how to upgrade devices running the Windows 7 operating system to Windows 10, and how to manage devices, apps, and users in Windows 10.

For the best experience, use this guide in tandem with the TechNet Virtual Lab: IT Pro Try-It-Out.
classroom Try it out: Windows 10 in the classroom
Discover how to personalize devices running Windows 10 for the classsroom and use the built-in apps to make learning more productive and effective.

For the best experience, use this guide in tandem with the TechNet Virtual Lab: Teacher Try-It-Out.

Additional guidance

New features in Windows 10, version 1607

  • Set up School PCs app - Explore the Set up School PCs app, and find out how teachers and IT administrators can use it to quickly set up computers for students.
  • Take a Test app - Learn how to configure and use the Take a Test app, which creates the right environment for taking a test.

How to videos

Windows 8.1

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.

BYOD - 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).

Windows Store Apps - Explore Windows 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.