Microsoft has blazoned a new edition of Windows 11 designed specifically for the K-8 education sector, dubbed “Windows 11 SE. "This new edition of Windows 11 is designed to address abecedarian challenges that seminaries are facing day to day with bettered performance, optimized coffers, and simple to emplace and manage.
Microsoft says Windows 11 SE has been optimized for education- concentrated low- cost PCs, the utmost of which start at the affordable price of$ 249 and are powered by low-end Intel and AMD chips. Windows 11 SE was designed with feedback from preceptors and academy IT admins in mind.
Unlike normal Windows 11, Windows 11 SE comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office out of the box, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and OneDrive, which can also be used offline as part of a Microsoft 365 license. Microsoft has also limited some of the multitasking features, including reducing the number of apps that can be snapped on screen at formerly to just two; side by side. The Microsoft Store app is also impaired.
Windows 11 SE also automatically runs apps in full-screen, which makes sense considering utmost Windows 11 SE PCs will feature small 11- inch displays. It also removes access to the "This PC" area in Train Discoverer by dereliction, as it's an area most scholars do not need to pierce when working on academy work. Windows 11 SE is" pall backed" meaning it'll image all your saved documents stored locally to the pall.
Also, Windows 11 SE is also designed with Windows Autopilot in mind, with Intune for Education furnishing a simple and secure pall operation result allowing IT admins to emplace and manage Windows 11 SE PCs from anywhere. Windows 11 SE bias also modernizes quietly and automatically, with programs that can be set so that these updates only take place outside of classroom hours.
Unfortunately, there is no important difference in the form of optimizations taking place to the beginning Zilches to ameliorate it for educational use. Unlike Microsoft's canceled Windows 10X, Windows 11 SE is still grounded on classic Windows and thus has slow Windows Updates and no way to presto wipe and provision, new druggies, two huge sticking points for IT admins planting education PCs. Maybe this will change in the future.
Microsoft says that there's an ecosystem of Windows 11 SE PCs launching, including its own Face Laptop SE in addition to PCs from Acer, ASUS, Dell, Dynabook, Fujitsu, HP, JK-IP, Lenovo, and Positivo. Curiously, there are no ARM-grounded education PCs being blazoned moment.
Numerous of these new Windows 11 SE biases will begin being available to order through education channels later this time and into 2022. Windows 11 SE isn't an edition of Windows 11 you will find on consumer-concentrated PCs at Best Buy, it's only available on low-cost education PCs that are bought in bulk through education channels, meaning you will only really come across it on PCs handed out at seminaries.