Kentucky offers cloud-based software to 700,000 school users


“Kentucky is getting a world-class communications and collaboration infrastructure that is dependable and highly secure,” said Sig Behrens, general manager for U.S. Education at Microsoft.

“With [a] single sign-on, Live@edu integrates with existing school systems, including school portals, allowing people to access all content with one identity that makes it easier to accomplish their work. More important, Live@edu will help transform the learning environment by extending education opportunities beyond the traditional classroom walls and [will] help students master the technology they will use in their future careers.”

Links:

Kentucky Department of Education

Microsoft Live@edu

Note to readers:

Don’t forget to visit the Computing in the Cloud resource center. Schools operating in the cloud can give students access to their networks through any network-equipped device, such as a smart phone, laptop, or tablet computer. They also can save money on storage and energy costs by eliminating the need for power-hungry servers. On the flip side, schools will need robust networks with secure and reliable internet connections to take advantage of cloud computing’s benefits. To learn whether cloud computing makes sense for your district, go to:

Computing in the Cloud

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