Today, we're announcing a simple and affordable licensing option for our education customers, Microsoft 365 A1 for devices, and a new way to engage your students with Microsoft Teams Content from camera. Available starting November 1, 2021, this new license includes cloud management, Minecraft: Education Edition, and the full suite of Microsoft 365 apps—including Office and Microsoft Teams, making 1:1 learning easier than ever. 

The Microsoft 365 A1 for devices license costs $38 per device for up to six years, providing more for students and educators relative to competitive offerings at the same price. Microsoft 365 A1 for devices will allow you to support student learning experiences on desktop Office apps with or without an Internet connection. You can unlock social and emotional learning experiences with Reflect in Microsoft Teams, and connect with students where they already are with Minecraft: Education Edition. And with device management through Microsoft Intune for Education, you can save time by managing your devices in a single cloud dashboard as part of Microsoft 365. To learn more, visit our Microsoft 365 website or contact sales to speak to an education expert.

And while licensing gets more affordable, Microsoft 365 and Teams continue to get even better for learning. Microsoft Teams Content from camera gives educators and students the ability to share physical handwriting from a whiteboard or document using their laptop’s camera. Students will be able to see the whiteboard in real-time, even if their educator is standing in front of the whiteboard. This will help build an inclusive classroom experience for every student. 

Microsoft Teams Content from camera joins a growing list of features like Reading Progress and Speaker Coach in PowerPoint and Teams, and the new Reflect social-emotional learning characters in Teams to superpower learning experiences. These features provide even more ways to engage, empower, and give immediate personalized feedback to students while at the same time helping educators connect with students on an individual level to identify opportunities for differentiated instruction. Click here to see more of what you can do for your students and school with Teams.

As Microsoft 365 innovative learning experiences continue to grow, the new Microsoft 365 A1 for devices license provides affordable tools and features to support all learners, including students of all ages, whether they’re in the classroom or at home. Learn how you can get started now by visiting our Microsoft 365 website or contacting sales to speak to an education expert.