Microsoft details packaging, pricing for Office 365 for Education

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft will be launching Office 365, its successor to BPOS, [email protected] and Office Live Small Business — later this year (I'm still hearing early June). On January 11, Microsoft shared new pricing and packaging details about one of the coming Office 365 SKUs: Office 365 for Education.

Office 365 for Education is the follow-on to [email protected] ([email protected], Microsoft officials said today, currently has 15 million users worldwide.)

Bill Gates talks education tech

Bill Gates has been taking online classes for years. Now, he thinks it's time to make sure a whole lot more students do the same.

Today, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is announcing a new multiyear grant program that will give millions of dollars to those with novel ideas on how to use technology, and in particular online courses, to improve education. The Next Generation Learning Challenges are aimed at both funding new ideas and getting various groups to partner and expand on some of the good ideas that are being tried out, but only at small scale...