We are very excited to announce that the Windows 8.1 Deployment Kit will this week be arriving on the desks of all NZ State and Integrated Schools, with rolls of less than 700 students.

What’s in the kit?

The deployment kit contains a ready-made ‘image’ of the latest Microsoft computer operating system and Office productivity tools, as well as a ‘plain English’ installation guide. This disk allows your school to deploy Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office 2013 across all your school-owned computers when you are ready. You will find all the documentation necessary to complete a full deployment of the latest Windows and Microsoft Office desktop.

What’s in the kit?

  • Windows 8.1 image, including:  - Office 2013 Professional Plus - Internet Explorer 11
  • Guidance on implementing an automated image deployment process using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013
  • How to video’s
  • Microsoft Schools Deployment Kit terms of use.

 What should you do now?

  1. Pass the disk onto the relevant IT staff in the school, or to the school’s technology provider/partner.
  2. If you don’t have a partner, email nzeducation@microsoft.com and we can direct you to a partner.
  3. Don’t forget: