Windows 8.1 in Education: Windows for the ways we learn (New Infographic)

It only seems like yesterday that we ran our Windows 8 in Education launch event with our friends at QPR Football Club and Lenovo. Fast forward almost a year, and here we are today announcing the global availability of Windows 8.1. Time definitely flies!

Windows 8.1 brings a variety of new features and improvements to Windows 8 that we think students and educators will really enjoy. We listened to your feedback and are delivering many of the improvements you asked for.

To highlight some of the key features, we have created an infographic that looks at Windows 8.1 specifically through an education lens.

The full infographic can be viewed/downloaded via our SlideShare account below:

How to upgrade to Windows 8.1

If you are a consumer with a Windows 8 device, you can now download the free update to Windows 8.1 online through the Windows Store*. Please visit for everything you need to know including how to get the update for your Windows 8 device. If you are a consumer on a device running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or the Windows 8.1 Preview – this page on will detect your OS and provide you with all the information you need in order to get Windows 8.1 on your device. I also highly recommend reading our FAQ which answers many of the most common questions about getting Windows 8.1

You may also like to take a look at the Reddit AMA that some of our colleagues from the Windows Team ran.

We will be sharing some additional information about Windows 8.1 on the blog over the coming weeks. In the meantime, let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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