MinecraftEdu 1.8.9 Development Build 3 Available!

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Toni Paavola

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Apr 4, 2016, 10:09:12 AM4/4/16
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Get it while it's hot! From the Updates as well as minecraftedu.com.

Ashley Trevino

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Apr 5, 2016, 10:07:47 AM4/5/16
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Thank you!!!! :)  My little friends keep asking me for this.  I appreciate it.

Rob

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Apr 8, 2016, 1:07:17 AM4/8/16
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Did I miss out on downloading this? I can't see a link on the website to login any more :(

EduElfie

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Apr 8, 2016, 3:26:35 AM4/8/16
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Try this from another thread, unsure whether 1.8.9dev3 is there but the latest stable is for sure.

"You can still download the latest version of MinecraftEdu at our new URL:

~Joel"

Elfie

YamCom Yamba

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Apr 8, 2016, 5:18:29 AM4/8/16
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Awesome, it was. Thanks for that :)

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George Boyce

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Apr 12, 2016, 10:31:07 PM4/12/16
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And now the 1.8.9 dev version is gone. Is it legal to post it somewhere for those of us who missed it? Doesn't seem fair to have it pulled like that. Not the best way to win the loyalty of former customers.

EduElfie

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Apr 13, 2016, 2:00:12 AM4/13/16
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I am not sure why all the versions other than 1.7.10 stable 22 were pulled. Chances are it was for a legitimate reason, and legally uploading them elsewhere is probably not a good idea. I will await a word from the TeacherGaming team and report back if anything changes.

Elfie.

Matt Coia

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Apr 13, 2016, 8:26:04 AM4/13/16
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Correct, definitely not legal to post elsewhere. 
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George Boyce

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Apr 14, 2016, 7:43:14 AM4/14/16
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But someone can give it to me, right? Like someone who can verify that I am a licensed edu customer. It was released for download and use by licensed customers. By pulling it MS had created two classes of licenses, those with and those without a copy of 1.8.9. And that's not what my purchase or license says should be true.

But I'm probably not talking to the right person. Can someone provide me a direct contact to a MS edu representative who can go on record that this situation is their official policy?

George

Neal Manegold

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Apr 15, 2016, 1:46:25 AM4/15/16
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Hello, I work on the Minecraft Education team. The 1.7.10 build (Stable 22) is the official build and the one available for use. The Development Build 3 offered temporarily is no longer available. Our official policy is that we worked closely with TeacherGaming so 1.7.10 could be released to support MinecraftEDU customers before ceasing development on the software. I'm sure you have other questions and concerns about this but that is what I can offer at this time. Thanks.

George Boyce

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Apr 15, 2016, 6:47:08 AM4/15/16
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Thanks Neal. I appreciate the answer as it helps me plan for our summer camps and the future.

George

Amy Eko Morgan

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May 18, 2016, 10:38:13 AM5/18/16
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It was implied, however, that 1.8.9 would be available before the transition took place.  I was able to download 1.8.9 (1), but the abrupt announcement of the actual transition occurred during our spring break and I was not available to get the 1.8.9 (3) version offered.  What would be wrong with Microsoft allowing the distribution of this build to those who own MinecraftEDU and would like this option?   Our school purchased MinecraftEDU in February assuming we would be able to use 1.8.9.  This makes Microsoft look pretty bad, in my opinion.  MinecraftEDU is for educational settings.  Why is Microsoft making this transition so frustrating for the educators choosing to use it with their students?  Our jobs are already difficult enough.

On another note, I do believe the new pricing model, as well as the system requirements, will prevent many schools from adopting Minecraft in the future.  It would be wise for Microsoft, such a large and influential company, to make the EDU version free to schools, or at the very least, keep a similar pricing strategy that Teacher Gaming had.  Such a great marketing strategy...  Microsoft looks good because it providing a fun, motivating teaching tool either free or very cheaply to schools.  Then there is the residual bonus of all of those students who are being exposed to it at school coming home and asking their parents to purchase the commercial version.  $$$  Cha-Ching!!  $$$

David Hawkins

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May 18, 2016, 12:21:21 PM5/18/16
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The more voices we have the better... 

Have you contributed to the education edition forum here: https://feedback.minecraft.net/forums/345414-minecraft-education-edition
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