Partnership Brings Cloud Computing to Ohio Education

The Education Alliance Agreement is a move towards a cloud-based approach to messaging, including purchases of Microsoft's Exchange Online, an e-mail, calendar, contact and task service; the Live@edu collaboration and communications service; Office Web Apps, a lightweight version of the company's Office applications; and Microsoft Consulting Services and Microsoft Premier Support Services through a statewide master services agreement.

By moving to the cloud and bringing together software and services, the Ohio education community will be able to expand capabilities, choice and flexibility, with the ability to leverage its existing investments with Microsoft, allowing the state's education institutions to maximize limited resources.

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