Portland Public Schools Moves to Microsoft Cloud Computing Platform

Microsoft announced today that Portland Public Schools, the largest school district in Oregon, plans to first move faculty and staff to Microsoft's Live@edu cloud computing platform, followed by their high school students.

So far, more than a third of the state of Oregon has enrolled in Live@edu. Along with Portland Public Schools, the following school districts are also reaping the benefits of Live@edu: Ashland Public Schools, Columbia Gorge, Coos Bay School District, Phoenix Talent School District, McMinnville School District, Redmond School District, St. Cecilia School and Sisters School District. You can read more about how the Coos Bay Public School District is using Live@edu’s Web-based tools to enhance its IT instruction and learning environments, and to help students improve their study skills.

The announcement was made at the 9th annual U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit, which began today in Redmond, Wash. At the summit, more than 300 federal, state and local government and education leaders are meeting to learn more about Microsoft's vision and technology roadmap, and to showcase innovative solutions designed for public sector organizations to be more effective.

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