Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/29/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Microsoft Launches Office 365 Free for EducationThe education edition, identical to the commercial version, is being offered free for schools, colleges, and universities, covering teachers, students, and administrators. It incorporates several of the features of Live@edu, along with…


In the Cloud, Students Prepare for the New World of Business

Whether a university student is in Ireland, stateside or elsewhere, students need to prepare wisely to appeal to employers. People studying in business colleges and universities are gearing up to work in a global marketplace, where companies work cross-culturally, across time zones. Educators at National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway and the University of Massachusetts (UMASS) Amherst…


Top 3 Reasons Schools Choose Office 365 over Google Apps

As graduation caps flew into the air last week, other students earned a long, summer break from studying and raced their bikes to the corner store, or headed down to the lake. The luckiest students will return this autumn to schools that choose Office 365 for education. I’ll tell you why. Schools which choose Office…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/22/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’sselections. Infographic: 16 Ways Microsoft Office 365 Trumps Google Apps For TeachersMore than ever, a modern education depends on technology in the classroom. Excellent teachers work to engage, educate, and challenge their best students and prepare them for the 21st-century…


A Day in the Life of a Student

Whether you are a school’s IT leader, an educator, a parent, or someone who values learning, you know students and care about their success. Successful students are excited about learning, are well-organized and make good use of their time. With Office 365 for education, this secondary school student works anywhere. He prints an assignment at…


Real World with Cloud Services: Interview with Myles Kaye at Atominx

As part of the Real World with Cloud Services series, we spoke to Myles Kaye, Director at Atominx, about why Atominx stopped using Google Mail to manage its messaging and collaboration environment, and switched to Microsoft Office 365. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Please tell us about Atominx. Kaye: In 2009, I founded…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/15/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. FAA Picks Microsoft Office 365 Private CloudThe FAA has opted for a private cloud implementation, rather than Microsoft’s recently announced Office 365 for Government, a multi-tenant cloud platform, said Susie Adams, CTO of Microsoft Federal, in an interview…


A Day in the Life of a Teacher

My favorite secondary school teacher helped me look forward to each class. I wish she had Office 365 tools to help her. Teachers using Office 365 are empowered, productive anywhere, and use the latest tools. Using Office 365, teachers can develop lesson plans offline to post on a class website. They can create and share…


“Down and Out” for Google Apps Users

Outages will happen, whether we use applications managed by a supplier in the cloud, or use applications managed by in-house, IT staff. Some of the news lately has been about Google Apps’ service outages. Yet, if we have tools to be productive in our workday, cloud service outages aren’t as painful, unless we are inconvenienced by a particularly…


Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 6/8/2012

Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’sselections. FAA Chooses Office 365 for Email, CollaborationThe FAA will deploy the solution, provided by Computer Sciences Corp., to some 60,000 FAA employees and 20,000 Department of Transportation employees, according to a Microsoft news release. Microsoft Touts Cloud Security in…