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  • Blog Post: Case Study - Redlands School integrates Moodle and Live@edu

    The official worldwide Microsoft education case studies of education customers are really useful ways of keeping in touch with what people are doing around the world. In recent months they have become much clearer in identifying specific details about improvements in learning or costs savings that education...
  • Blog Post: Can you move to the Cloud without training users? Pittsford Central School District think you can

    Today’s case study is Pittsford Central School District in New York State, who upgraded their email system from an onsite Exchange system to the Cloud-based Live@edu email system, saving $40,000 a year. The savings come from reducing the need for hardware and software licences, and the associated maintenance...
  • Blog Post: It’s not just education - Coca-Cola moves to the cloud with Microsoft

    Recently, I’ve highlighted quite a few case studies of education customers moving to the Microsoft Cloud. And generally, I hit ‘delete’ when I get sent case studies of commercial customers ( after all, they aren’t like typical education customers, are they? ). But I liked the first three paragraphs of...
  • Blog Post: More Live@edu adopters in schools and universities

    For those of you who missed it, here's the dozen word summary of Live@edu : Free student email, hosted by Microsoft's Exchange 2010 cloud, with a 10GB mailbox The case studies for the Live@edu email service keep coming - this time, it's the Delaware Department of Education and United Arab Emirates University...
  • Blog Post: Integrating a Learning Management System with student email

    itslearning is a Norwegian learning management system (LMS) provider, and their solution is used by millions of students and teachers across schools, colleges and universities around the world. The LMS market has seen rapid development and innovation over the last few years, as technology has changed...
  • Blog Post: Moving to the Cloud saves four schools $20,000 in the first year

    There's no shortage of interesting case studies of schools, colleges and universities moving to the Cloud, to save money and improve the service to students and staff. The one I've just read, of Mendon-Upton Regional School District in Massachusetts (yep, I had to get the spelling checker going!) , is...
  • Blog Post: Algonquin College moves 34,000 students to the Cloud in one weekend

    When you've got 34,000 students on your mail servers, then it's inevitable that you're going to have to make tough decisions on the services you provide to them. Alqonquin College , in Canada, had to limit their student mailboxes to 60Mb of storage, and also limited where and when students could get...
  • Blog Post: University of Bologna moves to Live@edu

    The University of Bologna, is the world's oldest university, operating continuously since 1088. One of Europe's largest universities with 85,000 students, it's also become synonymous with leading change in the Higher Education sector since the creation of the Bologna Process , which is overseeing the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Plans for hybrid deployment of Office 365 messaging

    Another good case study from our internal IT team has just been published, as they discuss their journey to the Cloud. One of the things they are managing is the hybrid model of some applications/users moving into the Cloud, whilst others stay on premise. In this case study, they talk about the planning...
  • Blog Post: Using Open Source Moodle with Microsoft cloud services - case study

    Whilst businesses have customer-relationship management systems, and online shops, the education equivalent is a Learning Management System (LMS) - something that will help a school, TAFE or university to deliver learning resources to their students, wherever they are. There's a diverse bunch of learning...
  • Blog Post: Copenhagen Business School moves to the Cloud

    Copenhagen Business School recently switched their student email to the Cloud, using Live@edu . The case study video below goes into detail about their selection and approval process (they involved students alongside the IT team in the selection process) and one of the quotes in the video reminded me...
  • 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: DFEEST uses Live@edu

    I was browsing through the list of case studies on the Microsoft website today, and saw that we'd published a case study at the end of January on the adoption of Live@edu for colleges in South Australia . I'm new to Australia, so the story reads a little bit like Alphabetti Spaghetti because of the acronyms...
  • Blog Post: Gathering clouds in education

    It doesn't surprise me any more that what people perceive is happening is often different from what is actually happening. My example is the adoption of Cloud services in education, which is happening faster than people perceive - and it's also happening more frequently with Microsoft's Cloud services...
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