IT Pro parents, take the information below to your school and implement this free solution from Microsoft that will make everyone's lives easier and dramatically improve the quality of your child's education (and teacher qualtiy of life).
The http://get.liveatedu.com/Education/Connect/FAQ/ provides institutions of higher education and K-12 with a set of free hosted and co-branded collaboration and communication services for students, alumni, and applicants, leading with an offer of Windows Live™ Hotmail®, a hosted e-mail service, and Office Live Workspace, an online space to collaborate on Microsoft Office documents.
The offering, from the university perspective primarily includes hosted, branded e-mail, but once a student/alumni has an active ID they have access to the whole set of Windows Live services. For example, if my institution issues Joe Student the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org, Joe can use that e-mail address to authenticate on a number of Windows Live services, all of which are opt-in and free unless noted otherwise. Here are just a few:
Lean into education. The next generation are the ones who will have to save the world’s economies and