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Microsoft Malaysia Powers Office 365 for Education

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October 16, 2012

Microsoft Malaysia Powers Office 365 for Education

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Today’s students are more mobile, flexible, communicative and impatient. They are ready to embrace the latest technology into their daily lives and that includes education. 

After introducing Office 365 into many school districts, colleges and universities in the United States, Microsoft (News - Alert) Malaysia has unveiled Microsoft Office 365 for Education, a cloud-based suite which has been designed to provide the best productivity, communications and collaboration experience to schools at no cost.

Microsoft Office 365 consists of Microsoft Office Professional Plus, Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft Lync Online, and Microsoft SharePoint Online. This innovative portfolio helps users to produce great looking documents and presentations. It also provides both educators and students a modern learning platform that drives productivity.

Microsoft Office 365 is available in various plans including Office 365 Professional, Office 365 Enterprise and Office 365 Enterprise Plus—all of which can be purchased according to individual requirement of the customer.

Office 365 enables students and teachers to communicate and collaborate much more efficiently via sharing instant messages, e-mailing, and sending videos across multiple devices (including non-Windows operating systems).

So, how does Office 365 affect mobile learning methods? In a statement, Khatijah Samah, education segment director of Microsoft Malaysia, said the cloud and online learning were key trends transforming education.

He added, "As schools face increasing needs to maximize resources and the pressure to innovate, we are offering enterprise-quality technology for free that will modernize teaching practices and help prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow."

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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