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Brandonslides 110214091957-phpapp02[1]

  1. 1. Microsoft,Epals Teams up On Collaborative Tool<br />Epals users will have access to online versions of popular Microsoft with a secure learning environment.<br />
  2. 2. Epals customers will be able to take advantage of popular productivity software and can access their Word documents and other files all from within…<br />
  3. 3. A single,shared,and secure education technolgy environment.<br />
  4. 4. For instance,a teacher using the online version of Microsoft Word within epals Learning Space could set up a policy rule specifying when a document is created…<br />
  5. 5. It should be routed automatically to another student for his or her peer review…<br />
  6. 6. Then passed along to the teacher for grading.<br />
  7. 7. Early next year,epals users will have access to the web-based versions of Microsoft programs such….<br />
  8. 8. Word,Excel,and<br />Powerpoint within the epals Learning Space,the two companies say.<br />
  9. 9. “Epals will help take us to the next level [in making] the cloud come alive in a learning scenario.’’<br />
  10. 10. Said Anthony Salcito,vice president of world wide education for Microsoft.<br />
  11. 11. From an IT persoective,the solution will allow schools to set up sophisticated policy-based controls that regulate which students can email and share information.<br />
  12. 12. Shared information with each other for security purposes,and what level of flitering and monitoring is desired for sent and received email.<br />
  13. 13. He estimated that fewer than 10 percent of schools in the United States have giving their students tools for communicating and collaborative online.<br />
  14. 14. He added that his company’s partnership with Microsoft is “a real solution to eliminate…<br />
  15. 15. Or,the teacher could specify that he or she must review…<br />
  16. 16. Any documents before they can be emailed or shared with another class across the globe.<br />
  17. 17. Live@edu is a free suite of online tools,based on the familiar office applications many people use today give users access to…<br />
  18. 18. Information anytime,anywhere from any desktop,labtop,major web browser,or mobile device.<br />
  19. 19. Live@edu is Microsoft’s answer to Google Apps For Education,and its partnership with epals could give…<br />
  20. 20. Microsoft a boost in its competition with Google for school users of web applications.<br />

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