Microsoft moves to appoint a trio of top partners geared towards pushing their Surface tablet device into the education market. They began selling the machine through this channel only recently with the launch of a pilot programming and providing five of their top resellers with rights to sell into the B2B market. This new program is geared towards driving sales into the education market and will run initially for just a nine-month term. A host of familiar channel names are understood to have put their name in the hat, with a decision on the final three chosen partners expected soon. Read the full story here.