Microsoft Wins Its Largest Cloud Rollout Yet
Microsoft beats out Google and IBM to provide online apps, services to 7.5 million students and professors in India's national technical education council.
Microsoft has secured its largest cloud engagement to date, a deal to provide online software and services to 7.5 million students and professors across technical colleges maintained by the All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE). Microsoft will deliver to AICTE its Live.edu suite of online tools, which include Outlook Live, Office Live, and 25 GB per user of SkyDrive cloud storage. "In many cases these students didn't have services like this before," said Anthony Salcito, Microsoft's VP for worldwide education, in an interview. "Many of the schools are very remote and it's hard to physically deploy software to those campuses and schools; that's one of the benefits of the cloud." Read full story on InformationWeek
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