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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Tools Prepare Students for the Workplace

    In this post I plan to share why schools, colleges and universities use Microsoft cloud and desktop services. Students, administrators and educators are using the hosted service, Live@edu to collaborate and be productive with email and calendaring. In fact, while educators have counted on Microsoft tools...
  • Blog Post: Algonquin College Turns to Live@EDU to Meet Access and Collaboration Needs

    In today’s post we hear from Algonquin College on why Microsoft was the best decision for their institution in their move off Lotus Notes, to embrace cloud computing. “Students can’t believe they can be anywhere in the world and access their email with Microsoft Outlook...
  • Blog Post: All India Council for Technical Education to Reach 7 Million as Largest Customer for Microsoft Cloud

    I’m happy to bring you exciting news regarding the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the governing body for technical education in India. Announced today, AICTE is deploying Microsoft Live@edu . As the largest customer engagement in Microsoft’s history, AICTE will provide...
  • Blog Post: The University of Arizona picks BPOS

    Today we are proud to announce that the University of Arizona has selected Microsoft Online as the messaging and collaboration platform for all faculty and staff. Earlier in the month I highlighted the fact that 10,000 institutions on every continent have enrolled with our Live@Edu offering in the just...
  • Blog Post: University Reduces Total Cost of Ownership for Email Service by 40 Percent

    Organizations of all sizes, all around the world are making the move to cloud computing in order to take advantage of the immense benefits that it has to offer. Today we learn why Microsoft was the best decision for European University Cyprus in their move to embrace cloud computing! ...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/10/2011

    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...
  • Blog Post: Three Big Wins for Microsoft Cloud Services

    Today at our annual Financial Analyst's Meeting (FAM) we announced that The Dow Chemical Co., Hyatt Hotels Corporation and the University of Georgia have each selected Microsoft cloud solutions. If you'd like to watch any of Executive keynotes, please visit the digital site dedicated to this event. ...
  • Blog Post: University Chooses Microsoft over Google, Saving IT Time and Cutting Storage

    In today’s post we hear from the United Arab Emirates University on why Microsoft was the best decision for their institution in their move off its Sun messaging system and onto Exchange and Live@Edu! “We believe that Exchange Server is one of the most powerful email...
  • Blog Post: Polytechnic Modernizes Communication and Collaboration Platform to Save $300,000

    In today’s post we hear from Croatia-based Polytechnic of Zagreb on why Microsoft was the best decision for their institution in their move to cloud computing! “With Live@edu, we communicate more efficiently, and daily operations function better than ever. The system blocks...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 4/20/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. India Hires Microsoft in 'Largest Cloud Deployment Ever' AICTE sought the services also of IBM and Google, which has a competing Google Apps for Education service, but settled on Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 for Education: Leapfrogging the Competition

    Those aren't my words, but the words of Chris Dawson over at ZDNet Education ! I couldn't agree more. In fact, he goes on to say: "Bottom line, Microsoft’s Office 365 for Education platform really is the next generation of learning productivity tools . Check back for followups as more details...
  • Blog Post: Global Educators Choose Live@edu for Better Security and Privacy

    Since Microsoft’s early days, we’ve been 100% committed to help educators around the world leverage technology in the classroom. Two great examples are the Unlimited Potential program, which aims to help educators use technology as a catalyst for change in emerging markets and our Imagine Cup and DreamSpark...
  • Blog Post: Delhi Schools Embrace Microsoft Cloud-Based Email over Google

    Companies, organizations and educational institutions of all sizes, all around the world are making the move to cloud computing in order to take advantage of the immense benefits that it has to offer. In today’s post we hear from the Delhi Public Schools on why Microsoft was the best decision for...
  • Blog Post: 2010: The Year in Review

    2010: The Year in Review 2010 was an outstanding year for Microsoft, our customer and our partners since it was a year filled with great product releases, some amazing customer wins and deployments and also some tremendous partner offerings and success stories. Cloud Momentum In 2010,...
  • Blog Post: WPC 2010: We're all In!

    First, let me introduce myself. I'm Tom Rizzo and I work in the Online Services group here at Microsoft. You may know the Online Services team as the Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS) team. Before working in this group, I worked in the SharePoint product management team and before that the...
  • Blog Post: A Tale of Two Cities – “Gone Google” and Microsoft Office 2010 twelve months later...

    " It was the best of times, It was the worst of times …" the opening line of Dickens famous novel A Tale of Two Cities got me thinking about how busy the last twelve months have been for employees for the corporate campuses of Redmond (Microsoft) and Mountain View (Google). Summary A year...
  • Blog Post: Google: "...Not Appropriate for Business"

    Today's post is the second of two guest posts this week by Julia White, Sr. Director of Microsoft Exchange Product Management. Yesterday I talked about the need to look at several factors when considering your next e-mail system, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Uptime is important but control...
  • Blog Post: 700,000 inboxes in the Bluegrass State are "All In" - Kentucky Dept. of Education moves to Microsoft's cloud services

    We are pleased to announce that the Department of Education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky has gone live with Microsoft's Live@edu solution. I highly recommend you read Chuck Austin's ( Office of Education Technology, Kentucky DOE) guest blog post for more insights on their experience. With more than...