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December 01, 2015

Chromebooks Thriving in U.S. K-12, but Is Microsoft Poised for Global Growth?

Google Chromebooks have made continued gains in the U.S. market, but Microsoft could be poised for success in the international education over the next year, predicts Futuresource Consulting.

October 01, 2015

Microsoft's Windows 10 Scrutinized for Privacy Controls

Microsoft is being criticized for its collection of data through Windows 10, an operating system that is sold to K-12 districts.

September 08, 2015

Chromebooks Command Close to Half of K-12 Computing Market, Analyst Says

The rising popularity of Chromebooks is driving down the prices that schools pay for devices, with the $200 to $299 category commanding the biggest segment.

July 17, 2015

End of Support for Microsoft Server 2003 Puts Heat on K-12 Districts

Microsoft's support for Windows Server 2003 ends this week, putting districts that have not upgraded to a newer system at risk of viruses and other derailments.

November 12, 2014

Chromebooks Top Seller in K-12 Market

Chromebooks take the top spot in the K-12 marketplace for the first time.

October 07, 2014

Student-Privacy Pledge for Ed-Tech Providers Draws Praise, Criticism

Companies now have a voluntary pledge for privacy practices they can sign as K-12 service providers, but some privacy advocates say it doesn't go far enough.

June 17, 2014

Fortune 500 List Lacks Ed. Companies, But Includes Prominent K-12 Vendors

While the magazine's 2014 rankings do not include education companies, they do feature leading businesses that sell in the K-12 marketplace.

May 30, 2014

Microsoft Has Ambitious Designs for Schools With New Surface Pro 3

A new hybrid tablet/laptop device, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, is set up as a challenger to Apple's iPad and MacBook Air.

April 28, 2014

Microsoft, Partners Roll Out New Device Options for Schools

Eight companies are making 10 new device packages available with Windows 8.1 as many districts across the U.S. prepare for next year's common core tests.

April 23, 2014

Microsoft's 'Bing in the Classroom' Provides Ad-Free Browser at School

An ad-free search engine, Bing in the Classroom, was launched today by Microsoft, but adults in the community are urged to earn rewards using the "ads-in" version.

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