Surface Laptop SE Windows 11 SE

Microsoft announces Windows 11 SE for education

Microsoft today unveils Windows 11 SE, a variant of its latest operating system aimed at the education community. It will only be installed on entry-level laptops for children and adolescents. It also competes with Chrome OS found on Chromebooks.

Surface Laptop SE Windows 11 SE

Introducing Windows 11 SE

Windows 11 SE integrates Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and OneDrive. The office suite can also be used offline under the Microsoft 365 license. Microsoft has also limited some of the multitasking functions, in particular by reducing the number of applications that can be displayed on the screen at the same time. There can only be two side by side. The Microsoft Store is also disabled.

In addition, Windows 11 SE automatically launches applications in full screen, which is quite logical considering that most PCs that will run this operating system will have small 11-inch screens. It also removes access to the “This PC” area in File Explorer by default, as this is an area that most students do not need to access when working on. school work. Another element: Windows 11 SE is saved in the cloud according to Microsoft. This means that all documents saved locally will be duplicated in the cloud to have a copy / backup.

Several laptops in preparation

Microsoft adds that Windows 11 SE designed with Windows Autopilot in mind, with Intune for Education providing a simple and secure cloud management solution for IT administrators to deploy and manage Windows 11 SE PCs from anywhere. Windows 11 SE devices also update automatically, with policies that can be set so that these updates only occur outside of school hours.

Several laptops running Windows 11 SE will be released by the end of the year. There will also be other models in 2022. This includes a Surface Laptop SE and models from Acer, Asus, Dell, Dynabook, Fujitsu, HP, JK-IP, Lenovo and Positivo.

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