Microsoft is hyping up the success it has seen with shipments of Windows-based devices to K-12 schools. The company cited a recent report from the Futuresource analysis firm which stated that global sales of Windows devices to K-12 schools went up by 20% in 2015.

The company also claimed that shipments of Windows devices last year to K-12 schools were twice as much as those of its nearest competitor. The blog post didn't name names, but we would assumg that the competition comes from Apple's products as well as from Google and the many Android and Chromebook devices.

Microsoft added:

"With all new Windows 10 devices tailor made for education and perfect for students, we are seeing strong demand for Windows 10 in the classroom. A range of affordable, durable, and innovative Windows 10 devices are perfect for students, including the Acer Travel Mate B117, Asus Transformer Book Flip TP 200, Dell Latitude II Education Series (Model 3150), HP Stream 11 PRO Notebook PC, Lenovo N22, and Surface Pro 4. These Windows 10 devices start at $199 and offer a broad range of devices for any budget."

"The combination of new Windows 10 devices, the Lightspeed Systems Management Bundle for Windows, and free online productivity tools for teachers and students at qualifying academic institutions with Office 365 Education make for simple and easy device setup and management – driving lower total cost of ownership."

Source: Microsoft