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Announcing Microsoft Store back to school deals that begin today

Starting July 7 through September 17, your local Microsoft Store is offering savings on best-in-class products for back to school.

Before heading back to school or setting out on that first job search, there is a moment where the excitement, hope for the future and desire to learn is empowering, and Microsoft Store is the best place to discover and purchase the technology to help you achieve more. Starting July 7 through September 17, your local Microsoft Store is offering savings on best-in-class products, including the well-crafted Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book to help students and young professionals start new adventures and make ideas happen. Microsoft Store offers a 10 percent discount for students, faculty, and staff currently attending or working at a higher education institution in the U.S.

Two young students at Microsoft Store interacting with a Microsoft Surface.

Below are the deals available to help students and new professionals make their ideas happen:

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 shown with blue Type Cover and Surface Pen.

  • Get a Surface Pro 4 and a black type cover for $999, $899 for students*: Surface Pro 4 is powered by Intel Core processors and Windows 10 – with features like Paint 3D, game broadcasting, Windows Ink, Microsoft Edge and more. Surface Pro 4 combines the portability and performance of a laptop to enable the creator in all of us. With its unmatched versatility as a tablet or a laptop, it’s perfect for students, teachers and anyone who needs to get things done on the go, with a sleek and light form factor. With Microsoft Store’s Recycle for Rewards, customers can also trade in their old devices including laptops, tablets, phones and gaming consoles for up to $850 off a new Surface Pro or Surface Laptop**. Additionally, students and teachers get Office 365 for Education for free, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, with additional classroom experiences. All you need to get started is a valid school email address.

Microsoft Surface Book shown with Surface Pen.

  • Save up to $150 on Surface Book: Surface Book is the ultimate laptop combining the power of a high-performance laptop with the versatility of a tablet. Surface Book enables people to do what they need to work with professional-grade software, anywhere they want.
  • Receive a 3-month Groove membership with any Surface purchase: Surface devices are well-crafted, beautiful devices that help people get stuff done, and with a Groove membership, you will have access to millions of ad-free songs, custom and expert-curated playlists and artist radio.
Dell XPS 15 powered by Windows 10.

Dell XPS 15 powered by Windows 10.

Lenovo Yoga 910 powered by Windows 10.

Lenovo Yoga 910 powered by Windows 10.

  • Get creative with a free Intel Software Starter Pack with eligible PCs: Receive the software bundle, worth $429, with seven apps centering around creativity, entertainment, and productivity when you purchase an eligible PC, including Dell XPS 15, Dell XPS 13, HP Spectre x360, and Lenovo Yoga 910.

Technology not only helps to inspire your best ideas, but also helps take those ideas, and make them a reality! Visit your local Microsoft Store and microsoft.com for the best-in-class products to start a school year or first job off on the right foot. Need help finding the right fit? Microsoft Store’s knowledgeable and friendly associates are on hand to help, support and make recommendations that best fit your technology needs. Customers can learn how to make the most of their technology at the Microsoft Store with personal training, workshops, and more.

Happy shopping!

  • Deals begin on July 7 and are available at local Microsoft Store and microsoft.com, while supplies last. Unit limit per customer will also vary.
  • Surface Pro 4 bundle offer runs through September 19.
  • *With valid student ID.
  • **Based on the appraised value of the trade-in device.
  • Surface Book offer runs through July 15 and Groove membership offer runs through September 17.
  • Intel creativity software starter pack offer runs through August 31.
  • Xbox One S console offer runs through August 30.
  • Valid in the U.S. only at Microsoft retail and microsoft.com
  • For local store hours visit this link

Tune in to Imagine Cup July 27 to see which team of student developers wins

Fifteen years ago, when Microsoft first launched Imagine Cup, the premise was simple – create a global innovation competition to inspire the brightest young minds in the world to bring their boldest ideas to life with technology

In just a few short weeks, more than 50 teams of student developers will descend upon the Microsoft campus here in Redmond to show us their vision for the future and compete for more than $200,000 in prizes.

Those prizes include $100,000 in cash, a $120,000 Azure Grant, a trip to next year’s Build developer conference and, best of all, a private mentoring session with our CEO, Satya Nadella.

I’m honored to have a front row seat as a guest judge, and I’m also excited to announce that Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise, will preside over the Imagine Cup Championships, which you can watch via a special webcast at 9 a.m. PDT on Thursday, July 27.

From the looks of the finalist teams’ ideas, we are going to have another incredible competition. We’ll see a wearable device designed to enhance surgeons’ ability to perform complex surgeries using image processing, VR applications and 3D models; a project focused on creating a virtual coach powered by artificial intelligence; and an IoT solution designed to help monitor infants’ vital signs, just to name a few.

Head over here to learn more, and be sure to catch all the action and watch the best young developers in the world compete for the Imagine Cup Championship via the webcast at 9 a.m. PDT on July 27 on Microsoft Imagine.

Best of luck to all the students who will be traveling to Seattle in July to compete – we can’t wait to see the future through your eyes.


Join educators from around the world as we Hack the Classroom on June 27!

Join educators from around the world as we Hack the Classroom on June 27!

This year’s Hack the Classroom event will be streaming live from the floor at ISTE, bringing thousands of educators from around the world the latest tips & tricks to empower students to create the world of tomorrow. Join us June 27, from 5:30 p.m. CDT to 7:30 p.m. CDT, for an exciting, online, live event to help ignite new ideas and show what’s possible when you bring technology into the classroom.  

Hack the Classroom is an event to empower educators to incorporate new ideas and tools into the classroom. Hack the Classroom will feature classroom hacks from educators, discussions from inspiring thought leaders, and resources to help you get started. The key is to start with just a few small steps!

Click here to register and save your spot, and read more about Hack the Classroom over at the Microsoft Education blog!