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Microsoft, ePals team up on collaborative tools<br />By: La’SheikaWeatherspoon<br />
Microsoft Corp. has announced partnership with ePals<br />
“Alliance could spur use of education technology for communicating and sharing online.”<br />- Dennis Pierce<br />
ePals Learning Space platform provides 600,000 educators in 200 countries<br />
Less than 10% of schools have given students tools for communicating and collaborating online<br />
“This is one of truly amazing bi-products.”<br />- DiScipio<br />
Engaging students through online collaboration<br />
The ePals Learning Space provides eMail, blogs, wikis, shared portfolios, media galleries, and language translation in 35 ...
It’s partnership with ePals could give Microsoft a boost in its competition with Google<br />
Live@edu is Microsoft’s answer to Google Apps for Education<br />
“ePals will help take us to the next level in making the cloud come alive in a learning scenario.” <br />- Anthony Salcito...
The deal will benefit schools and will make sense for both of the companies<br />
It could spur more widespread use of online tools for communicating and collaborating within K-12 education<br />
ePals customers will be able to take advantage of popular productivity software<br />
Educators and students are able to store and share online sources<br />
The deal helps it address several key concerns, such as security.<br />
These tools let educators define features such as document overflow and permissions<br />
Both companies will involve adding the kinds of policy management tools<br />
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  1. 1. Microsoft, ePals team up on collaborative tools<br />By: La’SheikaWeatherspoon<br />
  2. 2. Microsoft Corp. has announced partnership with ePals<br />
  3. 3. “Alliance could spur use of education technology for communicating and sharing online.”<br />- Dennis Pierce<br />
  4. 4. ePals Learning Space platform provides 600,000 educators in 200 countries<br />
  5. 5. Less than 10% of schools have given students tools for communicating and collaborating online<br />
  6. 6. “This is one of truly amazing bi-products.”<br />- DiScipio<br />
  7. 7. Engaging students through online collaboration<br />
  8. 8. The ePals Learning Space provides eMail, blogs, wikis, shared portfolios, media galleries, and language translation in 35 languages<br />
  9. 9. It’s partnership with ePals could give Microsoft a boost in its competition with Google<br />
  10. 10. Live@edu is Microsoft’s answer to Google Apps for Education<br />
  11. 11. “ePals will help take us to the next level in making the cloud come alive in a learning scenario.” <br />- Anthony Salcito<br />
  12. 12. The deal will benefit schools and will make sense for both of the companies<br />
  13. 13. It could spur more widespread use of online tools for communicating and collaborating within K-12 education<br />
  14. 14. ePals customers will be able to take advantage of popular productivity software<br />
  15. 15. Educators and students are able to store and share online sources<br />
  16. 16. The deal helps it address several key concerns, such as security.<br />
  17. 17. These tools let educators define features such as document overflow and permissions<br />
  18. 18. Both companies will involve adding the kinds of policy management tools<br />
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