Microsoft has announced that it will offer it’s leading Cloud software, Office 365 at no cost to UK schools. This will be good news for Schools struggling balance the books, if you pardon the pun. Teachers and students will also have access to the very latest versions of software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint as part of the deal. In addition there are a host of applications that Schools can use to modernise teaching practices and encourage collaborative working.
The vice president of worldwide education at Microsoft stated “The cloud and online learning are key trends transforming education today. Office 365 for education delivers a holistic collaboration platform that will change the game,”.
There is even more good news for Schools as many industry experts suggest that ongoing maintenance and support is reduced as the Microsoft Cloud provides an extremely reliable infrastructure.