In an official blog post, Microsoft has revealed that several schools in Europe have jumped on board the Office 365 bandwagon, and are now enjoying the sweet taste of cloud-computing. These schools are now experiencing improved communication, collaboration, and cost benefits.
The schools, including School Center Skofja Loka (Slovenia), EDUCATIVA (Romania), TEI Kalamata (Greece), Kozminski University (Poland), University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business (Slovenia), and Vaikystes Sodas (Lithuania), are adopting Office 365 for their cloud-computing needs. Everything became just a bit more organized and easier after Office 365 was up and running.
Communication was improved for students and staff members so they can communicate across time zones and countries with just a mouse click. Students and staff members are getting to use real-time communication and "always on" technology to enrich their learning environments.
Office 365 also helps students increase productivity by eliminating troubles with email management via Microsoft Exchange Online. On top of that, students can improve their knowledge-sharing abilities, and partake in internal collaboration and document management with SharePoint Online.
Office 365 also has cost benefits without compromise. IT staff can enable Office 365 and spend less time performing costly maintenance and more time focusing on projects. "Since Office 365 offers the rich capabilities and familiar experience of Office as a cloud service that’s backed by Microsoft, IT administrators aren't forced to compromise on privacy or security," Microsoft adds.
"We are honored to work with so many educational institutions, helping them to use technology to improve student outcomes as well as address their staff and faculty IT needs through enhanced collaboration, communications and productivity," Microsoft stated.