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Which Windows is right for your school?
Learn the differences between Windows 11 SE for education and Windows 11, to find the best learning environment for your students. Windows 11 SE has the benefits of a lightweight cloud-first operating system with the same power and reliability of Windows 11.
Windows 11 SE is a new, cloud-first operating system, Windows 11 SE offers the power and reliability of Windows 11 with a simplified design and modern management tools that are optimized for low-cost devices in educational settings, especially grades K-8.
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There are 3 editions of Windows for Education—Windows 11 SE, Windows 11 Pro Education, and Windows 11 Education. Windows 11 SE is a cloud-first edition of Windows 11, and it was designed to meet the special needs of K-8 education. With a cloud operating system, Windows 11 SE for Education is optimized to deliver great education experiences on low-cost devices, removing distractions, so students stay focused. Additionally, only IT administrators can install apps on Windows 11 SE computers, which gives enhanced control to IT managers, so devices perform well all year.
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With Windows 11 Pro Education, students and other end users can install apps on their device. Windows 11 Pro Education is what comes pre-loaded on devices purchased through the Shape the Future Program >
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