Now, this is sure to make a lot of folks jealous and also have a few TechEd 2013 attendees (both North America and Europe) wondering if they have somehow been duped into subsidizing a Microsoft education conference mass give-away.

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Microsoft has announced that they will be giving away 10,000 Microsoft Surface RTs at the upcoming International Society for Technology in Education event in San Antonio, TX. The event runs from June 23rd– 26th, 2013.  Hmmm…10,000. That just about accounts for the number of Surface RTs sold at TechEd 2013 North America and by the time the sales numbers roll in from TechEd Europe 2013, Microsoft will have actually made money on the deal.

Probably not intentional, but it doesn't hurt.

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So, TechEdders? Does this make you want to look for a job in the education industry? And, to those MMS 2013 attendees who now feel completely unloved by Microsoft, I'm sorry.