Another timely example of Microsoft customers benefitting by having a consistent platform architecture for software + services
By signing up for Live@edu, students, faculty and staff members gain instant access to a comprehensive suite of tools, including Outlook Live for their e-mail needs, Office Live Workspace to access their documents online and share and collaborate with others, Windows Live Messenger to interact in near-real time, and SkyDrive for 25 GB of online data storage space. Live@edu works across the range of devices students already use, giving them ubiquitous access to their coursework and powerful communications and collaboration tools. And because it is designed to work with campuses’ existing IT infrastructure, including Microsoft Exchange Server, Live@edu is a smarter choice compared with other free educational offerings. This enables institutions to provide students, faculty and staff members, and alumni with the tools they need while continuing to minimizing their overhead costs — an imperative in today’s economic climate.