ellucian live event logoMicrosoft is a proud sponsor of Ellucian Live coming up in Philadelphia, April 7-10, 2013! We are excited to discuss how to improve student success while lowering costs with high impact IT solutions built for education.

At Ellucian Live this year, Microsoft Education Solution Experts will present sessions and will be available for meetings in Booth 734. If you would like to schedule a meeting with one of our Microsoft Education Solution Experts at the show, please contact us to schedule a meeting.

Microsoft will present four sessions on how higher education institutions can modernize IT systems and fresh approaches for reducing complexity and costs while improving student outcomes.

We invite you to join us for one of the following sessions:

• Ellucian Recruiter: Making the Most of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Solution Ecosystem

Monday, April 08, 1:15 PM - 2:05 PM, TBD 4840
Learn how you can harness the power of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM ecosystem to expand the value of your investment in Ellucian Recruiter to more effectively manage relationships and correspond with all stakeholders inclusive of Alumni, Donors, Students, Parents and Faculty. See how integration between Ellucian Recruiter and Microsoft technologies improve productivity and ROI. Learn about free tools available on the Dynamics CRM Marketplace, as well as training options and expert forums.
Presenters:  Jesse Geiken, CRM Technology Specialist for Education, Microsoft Corporation

• Looking at “The Cloud”: Microsoft Can Help with Windows Azure

Tuesday, April 09, 4:10 - 5:00 PM, TBD 4860
This session provides an overview of what “the Cloud” is and how Microsoft can help education institutes move there. You have heard of a shift in IT moving from on-premise computing to “the Cloud.”  Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Windows Azure helps education institutions maximize cloud based computing and they have the right contracts to meet the needs of today’s schools. Schools can add to their Microsoft Campus Agreement (EES) or use other vehicles like an Internet2 Agreement or K-20 Network Agreement.  This session will go into details for all your cloud needs.
Presenter: Michael Christensen, Azure Solution Specialist for Education, Microsoft Corporation

• SQL Server 2012 Show Off

Tuesday, April 09, 10:50 - 11:40 AM, TBD 4861
Whether you are an Ellucian Banner, Colleague, or Power Campus Customer, SQL Server is an important component of your Digital Campus.  This demo-centric session will consist of four demos of Microsoft’s continued investments in High Availability, Cloud Scale, Centralized Management, and Business Intelligence.
Presenters: Presented by Microsoft US Education team. Demonstrations by Patrick LeBlanc, SQL MVP at Microsoft Corp, author, and founder of the SQL Lunch Blog with introduction and superfluous commentary by Rob Curtin, National Director Enterprise Platform, Microsoft Corporation

• Windows 8: Reimagined for Learning

Wednesday, April 10, 8:30 - 9:20 AM, TBD 4862
Windows 8 is reimagined for learning. With Windows 8, you can make learning personal. Windows 8 has been reimagined for education to help schools improve educational outcomes and bring learning to life for students. See how Windows 8 enables unique learning experiences through education apps and new devices while helping build 21st century skills.
Presenter: Greg Hickman, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Please contact us to schedule a meeting at Ellucian Live with one of the Microsoft presenters.

Planning your Enterprise Architecture?  Thinking of moving to the Cloud?  Want to align your platform strategy with your application roadmap? Schedule a meeting at Ellucian Live with Dave Zamborsky, former Datatel Employee who is now a Microsoft account mwho can help you align your Microsoft platform deployment with your Ellucian Application adoption plans.   

We also look forward to seeing you at the Ellucian Recruiter Community Reception  on Sunday, April 7 at 5:30–7:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom Salon C at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

It is a privilege to showcase our many solutions that help higher education institutions meet enrollment goals, address state and local reporting requirements, and prepare students for the workforce while effectively managing budget and staff reductions.

We look forward to seeing you at Ellucian Live!

The Microsoft in Education  team