Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Microsoft Announces Largest Cloud Customer to Date

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is deploying Microsoft's cloud-based, Live@edu communication and collaboration service to more than 10,000 technical colleges and institutes throughout India. The service will provide email, Microsoft Office Web Apps, instant messaging and storage to AICTE's more than 7 million students and nearly 500,000 faculty members, for a total reach of 7.5 million users. AICTE also plans to deploy Microsoft Office 365 for education when it becomes available later this year, providing access to Microsoft Exchange Online email and calendar, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Lync Online and Microsoft Office Professional as the technical infrastructure to support member colleges and institutes.

Microsoft noted that more than 22 million users globally are now connected with its Live@edu cloud suite for education.

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