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What’s New in Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft: Education Edition periodically releases updates to our game and companion apps to add new features and continually improve the experience.

Latest update for Minecraft: Education Edition

June 2018

The June update is focused on releasing new aquatic features and fixing a few pesky bugs in our game client and companion apps. If you are having issues with this release, be sure to check out our Known Issues list and connect with us and other community members in our forums.

Minecraft: Education Edition Game Client version (1.4.0 Windows) (1.4.1 MacOS)

  • New aquatic features
  • Removed fixed inventory
  • Added structure block to inventory
  • Misc bug fixes

 Code Connection (version1.5)

  • Misc bug fixes

  Classroom Mode (version 1.7) 

  • Misc bug fixes

Not sure what version of the client you are on? You can find the version number in the bottom left corner of the home screen of the both the game client and apps.

For more information on installing Minecraft: Education Edition and our companion apps, click here.

Previous updates

April 2018

The April update is focused on fixing a few pesky bugs in our game client and companion apps. There were no new features added as part of this release. If you are having issues with this release, be sure to check out our Known Issues list and connect with us and other community members in our forums.

Minecraft: Education Edition Game Client (version 1.0.28)

  • Fixed an issue that would cause the game client to crash on an earlier version of Windows 10 (RS1)

Code Connection (version1.41)

  • Fixed an issue with the app that would prevent it from connecting to the game client when app is installed via the Microsoft Store for Education

Classroom Mode (version 1.61)

  • Fixed an issue with the app that would prevent it from connecting to the game client when app is installed via the Microsoft Store for Education

 

February 2018

The Chemistry Update for Minecraft: Education Edition offers exciting new tools to explore the world of chemistry in Minecraft. The Chemistry Resource Pack allows you and your students to conduct experiments within Minecraft that simulate real world science.

Minecraft: Education Edition Game Client (version 1.0.27)

  • New Chemistry Resource Pack
  • New world template called “World of Chemistry”

Code Connection (version 1.40)

  • The back arrow was removed. To return to the development environment selection screen, please click on the Code Connection text
  • Added a warning when closing the application that this will cause Code Connection to disconnect

Classroom Mode (version 1.60)

  • No changes were made to this app for this release

A full guide to getting started with the Chemistry Update can be found at https://aka.ms/labjournal

 

Additional Resources

Updated July 13, 2018

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