The Kentucky Department of Education announced last week that it has implemented Microsoft Live@edu to provide its cloud-based communications and collaboration tools to students, staff, and faculty statewide. The service will be available to more than 700,000 people, and the state predicts it will save $6.3 million in costs over the next four years by using the Live@edu service.
The war to win over educational institutions for the cloud is getting heated. Productivity suite rivals Microsoft and Google are battling it out to see who can be the go-to provider for a cloud-based email platform for universities ... Read Post
Several Microsoft Azure services -- virtual machines, cloud services, StorSimple, backup and site recovery -- were off line for hours Monday afternoon. “Whoops,” says Microsoft Azure: cloud service goes down for many users originall... Read Post