According to reports Microsoft appears to be the company which is showing improvements in all markets with its products especially for Education Sector. The company had launched its Windows 10 S version which is limited to the apps in the Windows Store.
This restriction by the company is an attempt to make it a better choice for students to look for a Windows 10 PC which is being opted by more and more schools. Microsoft had launched its special desktop version Windows 10 S especially targeting the education sector and has been seeing growth especially in US where the company has been able to beat its rival Apple by a fair margin.
Currently only 6.1% of devices used in schools are powered by iOS which is the main reason behind the stagnation of the macOS which remained at 4.7% in Q3 against 4.8% in Q2.
Q3 2017 has seen a major shift towards Microsoft with many OEMs and other channel players have reported faster growth on Windows than Chrome based devices. This is a result of the Redmond giant putting more of its development efforts in the education ecosystem.
Windows devices share grew at 4.3 percent for devices under $300 and 8.2 percent on device over $300 in K-12 schools in the US last year. The company registered large sales increase in India and Argentina markets due to lot of students opting for new Windows devices.
It now remains to be seen if Microsoft will be able to continue and increase this trend in 2018 since lot of users who are opting for Windows devices are actually long time users of Chrome devices and it will not be easy for Microsoft to make the existing Chrome users to make a shift to Windows devices.