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    New hardware this summer? You need to read this

    Hi everyone,

    Have you heard of "Shape the Future"?

    It's a Microsoft program that basically means that we can sell you an OS for £1 when you buy new kit thus making the price of hardware STACKS cheaper.

    The purchasing establishment must be eligible for Shape the Future scheme so only preschool, primary / Secondary / FE / Academies (K12) 5 -19 year olds. Establishment must have minimum 50% public funding – ie not for private schools.

    Millgate & Lenovo have teamed up to bring you a wide range of desktops, laptops, tablets and other items at a very good price.

    This mean that you can buy a higher spec machine than you thought or simply buy more units! STRETCH that budget

    Let me know if you have any questions or if you need a quote on anything

    Please note, not all suppliers/manufacturers are offering this so it's definitely worth asking for a quote

    Luke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millgate View Post
    .... ie not for private schools.
    Bugger

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    Is this only on new kit? I guess it doesnt apply to refurb equipment if it comes with a refurb license.

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    Will Dell do it?

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    Dell already are, got some laptops from them about 3 weeks ago at a very good price because of this, just need to speak to your your account manager, was no mention of it on our premier account.

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    New hardware this summer? You need to read this

    Does this apply to classroom based computers or just machines for home use/BYOD/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millgate View Post
    ie not for private schools.
    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    Bugger
    Bugger indeed. A couple of companies provided me with quotes for computers with the Shape the Future licensing.

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    Sorry, I didn't explain that very well.

    We have partnered with Lenovo on this BUT we can offer Shape the Future on a range of vendors. Lenovo, Dell, Samsung, Acer, Asus, Toshiba & Fujitsu.

    It applies to new PCs that the school buy for school use.

    If you're unsure about anything, feel free to ask any questions you have. We need to make sure that you qualify because Microsoft are checking every order

    Luke

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    Could you give an outline of prices as in your cheapest for each, I want to see how much we'd save and if it's good enough you have yourself a customer

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Could you give an outline of prices as in your cheapest for each, I want to see how much we'd save and if it's good enough you have yourself a customer
    There are that many, it would take forever. Drop me an email with what spec etc that you're thinking of and I'll happily give you some prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by jszkudlapski View Post
    Does this apply to classroom based computers or just machines for home use/BYOD/
    Classroom based, I'm awaiting imminent delivery of some machines that qualified for this discount.

    For reference: a normal OEM sticker is about £60, so you're saving that. For a room of 30 machines, you're saving nearly £2k simply because Microsoft are being nice about these things at the moment. Has made me look very good here recently

    EES, Office 365, Student Advantage, Shape the Future... they really are acting like decent sorts at the moment, aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    Bugger
    Apparently the criteria has changed recently to make it accessible for independent schools

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millgate View Post
    There are that many, it would take forever. Drop me an email with what spec etc that you're thinking of and I'll happily give you some prices
    Emailed

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    I'll get cracking with the quotes now

    Keep them coming

    Luke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_ View Post
    Apparently the criteria has changed recently to make it accessible for independent schools
    Really? I can't find anything to back that up (not that I am saying you are wrong). Luke, can you confirm?

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