Microsoft partners with Dell, Lenovo and others to help implement Windows-based tablets, laptops and devices in the classroom.

Lowering the barrier for public school districts nationwide to make the digital transition to state-of-the-art technology, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) Tuesday announced a new educational offer to increase access to Windows-based devices for US public school classrooms nationwide.

By injecting more than USD1bn in savings into the system over the course of this year, the offer helps solve issues of access and affordability in education as most K–12 schools seek to transition to more technology-enabled, data-driven academic environments.

Microsoft´s education offer will be available immediately to all US K–12 public schools and available through Microsoft original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners Dell, Lenovo and others.

While Microsoft has provided more than USD750m in programs for education, this latest offer specifically supports president Obama´s ConnectED goals of connecting US schools to the digital age within five years by providing cost-efficient devices and services.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is a worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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