Microsoft has announced a more simple and affordable licensing option for education, with a new inclusive 6 year subscription at less than $5.50 per device per year.
The aim: to offer the best tools and services for education to help teachers teach and learners learn.
Microsoft 365 A1 for “Devices”
The Microsoft 365 A1 for devices license costs just $38 per device for up to six years (so around $6.33 per device per annum), with no limit on the number of students that can access the devices.
I’ll update the blog when UK pricing is published.
Presumably to help them further compete against Google in the Classroom, Microsoft 365 A1 for devices will provide education establishments with all the most popular Microsoft learning apps and tools for a very low and attractive price point.
From 1st November, this new per device license will includes;
- Full Microsoft 365 apps, including Office and Microsoft Teams.
- Full Cloud device management through Microsoft Intune for Education.
- Minecraft: Education Edition.
- Full desktop versions of the Office apps.
You can the read the news on the official Microsoft blog here.