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Tech Data and Microsoft collaborate to produce partner Education Guide

Basingstoke, 23 February 2016 – Tech Data and Microsoft have jointly produced a comprehensive guide to show how Microsoft technologies and Windows 10 in particular can provide an immersive learning experience and accelerate learning in schools and classrooms.

The guide also details some of the tools Tech Data provides to help resellers explain how solutions can be deployed, such as the Virtual Classroom*1, Demand Generation Portal*2, and Touch Device Finder*3.

The distributor has worked with Microsoft to produce the guide. Kirsty Prigmore, Public Sector Marketing Manager at Tech Data, said: “Microsoft is putting a lot of effort and investment into providing the right software tools and services for modern learning environments. We’ve been working together successfully to support resellers in developing business in the education sector and the guide is the latest product of that partnership. We’re hoping it will inspire more resellers to start targeting schools and colleges, as many already do very successfully.”

Tech Data and Microsoft have supported a number of partners in driving education business. Notable achievements include supporting the deployment of 200 Surface devices into a secondary school in south London.

The new Education Guide is available to download and view at www.techdata.co.uk/publicsector/microsoft-reseller-guide. It can also be adapted for Tech Data reseller customers to use with their own branding to stimulate demand within their educational end users.

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Notes to editors
1see http://virtualclassroom.techdata.co.uk/ClassRoom.aspx)
2 – see
http://www.techdata.co.uk/publicsector/portal)
3 – see
http://touchdevice.techdata.co.uk/

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Tech Data provides its customers in UK and Ireland with a unique combination of focused expertise from its Collection of Specialists business units, alongside unrivalled broadline distribution capabilities. Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”  To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow on Facebook  and Twitter.

For further information contact:
Stewart Hayward
Marketing Services Director
Tel: 0871 880 3000
www.techdata.co.uk
Twitter: @techdatauk