Microsoft Office 365 cloud service turns one, to mark the anniversary, Microsoft launched today Office 365 for Education, expands its global footprint.
Kirk Koenigsbauer, cvp of Microsoft Office Division said, that people in 46 new markets can now get Office 365 for the first time. In addition, the service is adding support for 11 new languages. "With this, Office 365 is now offered in 88 markets and 32 languages and reaches over 4 billion people around the globe," he said.
Mirosoft also today signed an agreement with Lowe, who will deploy Office 365 across more than 1,745 stores, 200,000 employees, and its corporate offices in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
In the past year, Microsoft has introduced over 50 new capabilities to the service, i.e. an average of one update per week that include: password reset and enhanced storage for SharePoint Online.
Office 365 for education launched today available for free to students, teachers and faculty, and brings all the familiarity of Office -- Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote -- and combines it with Microsoft Lync, SharePoint and Exchange to deliver a world-class solution for communication and collaboration.
In total, "over 12.5 million more students worldwide will now have Office 365 for education," Microsoft posted.
Office 365 for education features include:
- "Classrooms without walls. PC or tablet, online or offline, Office 365 for education helps people stay in touch, easily share resources, jointly develop and use curricula, and communicate in ways that work for them.
- Prepare students for the workforce. Office 365 includes familiar Office tools that connect with the way people work today: in social groups.
- Privacy and security. The service delivers a secure, school-managed environment that keeps student information safe. Microsoft has a comprehensive approach to cloud privacy and security in the industry, and in the past year Office 365 has added support for the most rigorous global and regional standards, including ISO 27001, SAS70 Type II, EU Safe Harbor, EU Model Clauses, the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and more," Microsoft informed.