Today at a symposium with more than 400 of its higher education customers at its Redmond, Wash., campus, Microsoft Corp. introduced the integration of Microsoft Office Live Workspace into its Microsoft Live@edu suite of services for universities. Office Live Workspace, a new Web-based feature of Microsoft Office that lets people access and share their documents in a familiar online environment, will enable each Live@edu user to upload Microsoft Office documents and grant collaboration permission to other students and educators, allowing universities to give their students and educators a new, free option for organizing research or class assignments or working with classmates or colleagues.
“Our continued aim is to offer education institutions the best choices of tools to meet the evolving needs of their organization, educators and increasingly tech-savvy students,” said Alan Yates, general manager for the Worldwide Public Sector Education at Microsoft. “Tools such as the expanded e-mail, calendaring and IM functionality of Live@edu and the Microsoft Office capabilities of Office Live Workspace give students a rich ‘connected learning’ experience, putting them at the center of a vibrant, collaborative teaching and learning community.”
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