Microsoft Shape the future discount programme for schools

As schools become increasingly more reliant on technology to prepare their students for the future, purchasing the right devices, especially laptops, within budget has become even more important.

Microsoft has recognised this challenge and would like to help schools to purchase affordable Windows 10 devices at the best possible price.  To do this, Microsoft has launched their “Shape the Future Program”  which allows educators to purchase devices with Windows 10 Pro Education.

Who is eligible?

All UK schools are eligible, from Primary Schools through to Secondary Schools. Laptops and other eligible devices for both students and staff can receive the discount.

Which devices are included in the program?

Any device with Windows 10 Pro Education is included in the program. These range from 11.6” student devices, to touchscreen tablets, to 15.6” laptops, perfect for teaching staff.  Top brands such as Acer, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft, and ASUS are all offering devices eligible for the discount.

How do I access the Microsoft Shape the Future Program?

The first thing that you will need to do is to sign up to the program.  Once Microsoft has verified your eligibility for the program, they will send a confirmation letter of eligibility to you.

What do I do once I am signed up?

Once you’re enrolled in the program, it’s time to think about the type of device you would like to purchase.   Resellers, such as Link ICT, can work with you to decide which is the right device and specification for your needs. We can then work directly with leading distributors to quote for your chosen product, at the best possible price including Microsoft Shape the Future discount.

Why purchase Shape the Future devices from Link ICT?

By choosing Link ICT as your chosen reseller, you will benefit from our long-standing relationships and purchasing power with distributors. We can ensure that not only does your budget benefit from working with us, but also your end-users too. Link ICT provides a hassle-free purchasing experience, from recommending the right product, organising delivery, installing your laptops and devices, and training users to get the most out of their technology.

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about purchasing devices through the Microsoft Shape the Future Program, please get in touch today.