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.
Microsoft Live@edu, an innovative suite of online communication and collaboration tools will benefit students, faculty and staff in district and charter schools throughout the state.

As per the agreement between the two organizations, about 20,000 faculty and staff will initially migrate to this no-cost platform in June 2011. Ultimately, the Department of Technology and Information (DTI), the state’s central IT organization, aims to move everyone to Microsoft Live@edu, as well as offer it to the more-than-129,000-student population, over the next two years.

Based on the popular Microsoft tools available today Microsoft Live@edu provides Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Outlook email and several other services, including Microsoft Office Web Apps.
These tools will enable educators and staff to access their information in the cloud virtually anytime and anywhere through popular Web browsers and from any Internet-connected PC or mobile phone.

With Live@edu, every school district and charter school in the state will have access to the latest programs and innovations, helping to close technology gaps between schools,” said Lillian M. Lowery, secretary of Education. “This gives students the tools to collaborate more with their educators, as well as access to applications necessary for 21st-century skills.”

This is a great example of how the private and public sectors can work together to improve education and support student and teacher success,” said Sig Behrens, general manager of U.S. Education at Microsoft. “Microsoft Live@edu will enable Delaware schools to redefine collaboration and extend learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom walls. At no cost, schools will have the most current versions of Microsoft software that they know and trust and the enhanced privacy and security features that K–12 schools require.”

By Anuradha Shukla

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