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  • Blog Post: How many Live@edu users are there?

    One question I do get asked frequently is “How many Live@edu users are there?”, or more generally “How many education customers use the Microsoft Cloud?”. Often the answer I have to give is outdated - at BETT in 2011, we announced that it had now reached a total of 15M students using Live@edu , up from...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Cloud in Education - The Australian quotes Curtin University

    The Australian carried an interesting story last week, that I have only just come across. It talks about the growth in the use of the Microsoft Cloud, and specifically the use of the Windows Azure Cloud computing system in Australia - quoting growth in customers ‘from a handful a year ago to several...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 - Curtin University moves first

    In the last week of June, we launched Office 365. As the next wave of Cloud-based applications, it’s a service that will grow over time. The first university using Office 365? According to iTnews Curtin University were the first Australian customer to start to move to Office 365, and plan...
  • Blog Post: Curtin University using Microsoft CRM to connect students to industry

    You have to hand it to Curtin University - they must have a pretty savvy PR team, because they always seem to pop up in industry news sites. Today they've done it again - appearing on the global ZDNet site for their use of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for managing their student engagements. Although...
  • Blog Post: Curtin University moves more services to the Cloud with Windows Azure

    First they moved the students' email Every year, in the UK alone, 9,000 USB sticks are lost in the laundry * . How many of them contained a student's thesis? If you were a student at Curtin University from 2009, imagine how pleased you'd be if your email inbox capacity jumped up from 40MB to 10GB, and...
  • Blog Post: Curtin University and the Microsoft Cloud

    After I mentioned the Curtin University Live@edu case study yesterday, somebody from Curtin sent me a link to the Microsoft video we'd produced on their wider use of our Cloud services. They're using Live@edu for student email, and they're also using Windows Azure to develop inhouse applications. In...
  • Blog Post: Australian Education Case Studies

    There are plenty of other education case studies from Australia on the worldwide Microsoft.com case studies website. Here's an interesting batch: Catholic Education Office Paramatta uses SharePoint 2010 to run a new knowledge management system to serve their 78 schools and 6,500 staff. What's interesting...
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