Microsoft event for educators on May 2 likely brings Windows Cloud

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Chromebooks have been dominating the education market, replacing MacBooks as the laptop teachers will send their students home with for studies. Microsoft has been left behind on the sector as a heavy-duty taskmaker, handling Adobe Creative Suite and other big tools for electives or college computer labs.

We’ve been hearing that Redmond has been trying to lighten up Windows 10 to compete with budget notebooks of its own. Those may come as early as May 2 as the company will be holding an event in New York with promotions tied to the hashtag #MicrosoftEDU.

ZDNet‘s Mary Jo Foley reports that Windows Cloud will finally make its debut as a platform with only Universal Windows Apps and Windows Store apps usable on it. It can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro as needed, which could be considered a built-in advantage — Google has had a difficult time in lifting an advanced platform for users to be able to upgrade to as needed.

It’s most likely that neither the Surface Book 2 nor the Surface Pro 5 will debut at the event, so we may be seeing an upgrade for the strained Surface 3 coming in.

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Jules Wang

Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.