Education Insights

Education news, trends, and highlights by Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: India Ministry Selects Live@Edu in Microsoft’s Largest Cloud Deployment Ever to 7.5 Million People

    This week, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) branch of India’s Ministry of Human Resources and Development made a big bet on delivering a brighter future for not only India’s up-and-comers, but for the future of India itself. Recognizing that an educated population is...
  • Blog Post: Live@edu Tops 22M Users, Grows 100 Percent Year Over Year

    (Sharing my blog post today from the Official Microsoft Blog ) Today, I’m pleased to announce that more than 22 million people now use Live@edu, representing a 100 percent year-over-year increase. That’s more than 27,000 new people signing up every day, making Live@edu the most widely...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Global Education Partner Summit

    I have had a great time connecting with our education partners the last two weeks. Last week, we had an opportunity to talk about students and technology with a lot of our OEM partners from around the world. This week, at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, we hosted close to 200 education partners from...
  • Blog Post: Helping Haiti Schools Rebuild through the Cloud

    Updated 7:07 p.m. PST. This week’s anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti is a somber reminder of the enormous task ahead. With over one million still homeless, a cholera epidemic, and much of the country still reduced to rubble, the dream of “building back better” seems...
  • Blog Post: Preparing Today’s Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow

    Sharing my blog post published today on the Microsoft On The Issues blog here ... This week, people from around the world will gather at two education events in London – the Education World Forum (EWF) and the BETT trade show – to discuss how technology can help improve the state of education...
  • Blog Post: The cloud without compromise…introducing Office 365 for education

    I'm excited about the announcement of Office365 for education , which represents the evolution of Live@edu, and provides a game-changing opportunity for education in cloud computing. Office 365 for education builds off of the great platform we've established with Live@edu to provide a better experience...
  • Blog Post: New technology for back to school in Ocala, Florida

    I was in Ocala, Florida recently to talk to about 500 teachers and administrators about how they can incorporate technology into their classrooms as they prepare for the upcoming school year and learn about new technology the district is rolling out. This Technology Day for Marion County Public Schools...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating Microsoft Education Partners

    Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference is always a great opportunity to connect with people who are supporting Microsoft's efforts in education. There was truly a global representation of partners from all over the world that gathered in Washington, D.C. last month who have been working with...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Live@edu to help connect millions of students and parents in New York City Schools

    As someone who grew up in the Bronx, I am very excited about our first customer win as a result of our partnership with ePals. New York City Schools has chosen ePals SchoolMail service to bring an email learning solution to about two million students and parents…and Live@edu will be used on the...
  • Blog Post: K-12 Schools…Taking the Microsoft Cloud by Storm

    I’ve talked a lot about the value of Live@edu in higher education on this blog, and that’s not to say there’s isn’t demand in the K-12 space…in fact, we are seeing huge spikes of interest from school districts and Ministries of Education around the world. The Kentucky Department...
  • Blog Post: ePals and other partners building new Live@edu services

    By now, I hope you have seen the press coverage in ZDNET and eSchool News . Microsoft announced a new technical collaboration agreement with ePals , and we will work with them to make Live@edu available to their customers, and in the future, Office Web Apps and features of SharePoint Online. Around the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Education Partner Interview: Agilix

    The quality and the support of our partner ecosystem is, I think, a big reason why Microsoft is so successful. We have evolved into a company that really relies on a set of diverse partners to provide rich solutions to customers of all types and of all needs. By embracing a wide variety of partners,...
  • Blog Post: More Universities Choose Microsoft Cloud Computing Solutions

    The U.S. Education team is in Denver this week at the 2009 Annual Educause Conference . We are excited to talk to and listen to higher education institutions about how we can work together to bring new, innovative technology to lecture halls around the world to create personalized learning experiences...
  • Blog Post: Office Web Apps Enter Technical Preview

    Today, Microsoft officially opened the technical preview program for the much anticipated Office Web Apps to a limited number of invitation-only participants. We have a few schools in this private preview who will be testing Excel, PowerPoint and Word Web Apps through Windows Live SkyDrive (OneNote coming...
  • Blog Post: H1N1 Virus Forces Academic Institutions To Think More Aggressively About Online Learning

    As the Southern Hemisphere officially begins its influenza season, the CDC is reporting here in the United States that the number of people visiting doctors with flu-like symptoms is increasing and far above normal for this time of year. With the new academic year now in session, the H1N1 flu virus is...
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