Microsoft’s Shape the Future School Years programme has had some changes and I thought this would be of interest to you. The programme allows qualifying K-12 schools in primary and secondary educational institutions* to purchase devices with discounted Windows 10 licenses from Microsoft’s partner’s.
If you are a K-12 academic institution in the participating countries*, you may be eligible to purchase Windows devices from certain technology partners that have access to discounted National academic licenses through Microsoft’s Shape the Future program. By entering your valid school email address, you verify your K-12 school’s eligibility for the Shape the Future K-12 program. Higher Education institutions are not eligible for this program.
Participating Countries: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City
After registering you should see something like:
Congratulations. Your institution is now eligible to purchase Windows devices from certain technology partners that have access to discounted National Academic licences through Microsoft’s Shape the Future K-12 programme for educational use by administrators, teachers or students.
You’ll then be prompted to complete a form for you to download and give to your technology partners.
Please download the letter of eligibility and provide it to a participating technology partner when requesting a price quotation or submitting an order for the fulfilment of devices and licences.
Accept and then download the PDF and pass it on.
The scheme lasts 1 year from the date of signup.
The Shape the Future programme allows qualifying primary/secondary educational institutions* to purchase Windows devices from participating technology partners, typically at a discount from their retail price. Programme prices for Windows devices are set by technology partners who have access to discounted National Academic licences. For the purposes of National Academic offers, “Education Use” means use by administrators, teachers or students in primary or secondary schools.
This discount scheme was identified to the organisation I work for through Very-PC, so “Check your eligibility now“