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Microsoft ConnectED Partner Overview for Microsoft Partners. Today’s Discussion. What is ConnectED? How is Microsoft involved and WHAT is our offering? What is the role of OEMs, Services and Channel Partenrs ? What is the process for selling this offer?

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Microsoft ConnectED Partner Overview for Microsoft Partners

Today’s Discussion

  • What is ConnectED?

  • How is Microsoft involved and WHAT is our offering?

  • What is the role of OEMs, Services and Channel Partenrs?

  • What is the process for selling this offer?

  • What resources are available for partners to learn and promote this offering?

  • Where is the information posted and who do we contact for questions?

ConnectED advances teaching and learning by bringing technology to students

  • Announced by the White House in June 2013, ConnectED is:

  • Connecting America’s schools,

  • Improving teaching,

  • Unleashing private-sector innovation

  • Microsoft and Partners Answer President Obama’s ConnectED Challenge with Offer to Bring Affordable Technology to All U.S. Students at Public Schools Nationwide

Microsoft is rising to the challengeMicrosoft’s EDU Offer “$1bn in cost savings”

Significantly lower EDU price for Windows 8.1 Pro via OEMs: Single Letter of Eligibilityfor all K-12 public schools

Free professional development for teachers through Partners in Learning

Ad-free search with Bing for Schools

Microsoft Office for all students at no additional cost for qualifying schools

5 free licenses per student of Office Pro Plus if the school also uses it

Low-cost broadband available through EveryoneOn non-profit

15 Dis.


385 Districts


1,600 Districts


16,274 Districts


Sizing the K12 Public School Market


# Public Students

Managed Accounts


50M public students



* Students per district

Microsoft delivers value no one else can match

The only software package to appear among the Top 20 skills for high-growth/high-salary positions1

Integrated experiences

Modern learning

Student privacy

Teacher development

  • Involved learning environment

  • Integrated technology in all aspects of the classroom

  • Collaborative technology to create and consume

  • Cross-student and cross-classroom collaboration

  • Global awareness

  • Creative problem-solving

  • 21st century skills

  • Proven device security

  • Easy application management

  • Secure user authentication

  • Ad-free search; NO data mining

  • Free access to proven teacher development programs

  • Online resources at MS-sponsored

1IDC, October 2013

Customer Order Process


Customer contacts

Reseller and requests devices.

Customer provides a copy of the Letter of Eligibility (LOE) if they have been provided the LOE


Reseller contacts OEM and places order for Devices with OEM


OEM validates that the end customer is eligible to procure the National Academic Offering sku. Validation occurs on MyOEM.


OEM provides reseller the devices with the Windows 8.1 Pro National Academic Offering

Unprecedented Partner Opportunity





Building your offersExtending value through your unique capabilities

Bundled offers with devices, peripherals and attached services

Professional Development and Training Services

Network Design and Implementation

Develop LOB Solutions and Applications

Device maintenance & imaging services

Broadband, Unified Communications (Lync) and Cloud Services Deployments (Office 365 / Azure)

Microsoft Education Partner Network

Leadership Perspectives


Readiness Calendar


Partner & MS Discussion Forums

Next steps:



Understand the process and offers posted on MEPN

Attend upcoming readiness events (TBA)


Build offers and services around Microsoft ConnectED


Vince Menzione

General Manager

Denise McElroy

Edu Partner Director & Intel

Leslie Hofeldt

Partner Sales Exec – CDW & Insight

Raamel Mitchell

Partner Sales Exec – SHI

Jeff McKee

Senior Channel Exec – Dell

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