At the U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit, Microsoft announces the addition of 16 new government and education Live@edu customers, including Oregon’s Portland Public Schools, University at Albany - SUNY, Fashion Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt University.

With shrinking budgets, educational institutions are being asked to do more with less. Schools are choosing Live@edu’s e-mail, calendaring, collaboration, communications and web-based productivity services for its cost savings, security features and interoperability with existing technology investments. Live@edu is one of the most popular communication suites, serving more than 15 million people in more than 10,000 education institutions worldwide.

View today’s press release or view The Official Microsoft Blog for additional information.