Across Microsoft we are committed and passionate to making that technologies are usable in education. We understand that education environments have specialized needs and deployment scenarios. With this in mind we have created a series of deployment guides specifically tailored for education.  These guides provide the appropriate deep subject expertise necessary for IT Pros and partners working in education, with links to topics such as accessibility guides and FastTrack deployment resources for Office 365.  The guides include:

  • Windows 8.1 Deployment Planning: A Guide for Education
  • Windows Store Apps: A Deployment Guide for Education
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: A Deployment Guide for Education
  • BYOD Devices: A Deployment Guide for Education
  • Windows To Go: A Deployment Guide for Education
  • Windows 8.1 Deployment to PCs: A Guide for Education
  • Deploying Windows RT 8.1: A Guide for Education

These initial guides can be found on the Windows Deployment in Education page on TechNet. This is a one-stop shop for IT pros looking for guidance on how to deploy Windows 8.1 in an academic environment. We will update these guides and add more in the coming months.