Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you may have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections: 

Customer Focus:

Microsoft Signs Statewide Cloud Deal with Delaware Schools

The Delaware Department of Education has chosen a cloud-based suite of easy-to-use services from Microsoft. Microsoft Live@edu, an innovative suite of online communication and collaboration tools will benefit students, faculty and staff in district and charter schools throughout the state.

Students Get Free Cloud Collaboration Suite from Microsoft

E-mail and online collaboration used to be problematic for many students at the University of Toronto, but thanks to a recent partnership with Microsoft Canada the post-secondary learners will have access to a host of Web-based office software and collaboration tools for free.

The Microsoft Advantage:

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Could Challenge Google Android in Tablets

Microsoft is taking a radical new direction with "Windows 8," abandoning many of the traditional Windows hallmarks in favor of a brightly colored, tile-centric interface apparently designed to play well on everything from tablets to desktops.

News from our Why MIcrosoft Favorites

Riccardo Becker - Windows Azure AppFabric Cache Introduction 

Cameron Evans - Microsoft Innovative Education Forum Tops 100 Educations

Obinna O'Sobalu - Learn how Microsoft IT Deployed Internet Explorer 9 to More Than 100,000 Desktop Computers Around the World

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