Microsoft cloud service to launch this year

Microsoft Office 365 for education, the successor to Live@edu to be released this year, will bring together cloud versions of SharePoint Online, Lync Online and Exchange Online with the latest version of its Microsoft Office desktop suite.

Key features include:

  • Access to e-mail, documents, contacts and calendars on nearly any device
  • Security-enhanced collaboration
  • IT-level phone support, financially backed 99.9 percent uptime commitment, backed by a service-level agreement,and robust security and privacy controls and standards
  • Desktop productivity applications, portals, extranets, external website, instant messaging (IM), voiceconferencing and videoconferencing, webconferencing, e-mail, voice mail, and unified messaging

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