Educational institute, Delhi Public School (DPS) today announced that its 5,000 students and faculty members will begin using Microsoft’s Live@Edu, an online communication and collaboration offering. With this solution, students will be able to interact with each other and teachers, or access and share course material from anywhere

Students and teachers will also have personalized ids with ‘’ as the suffix. DPS students will be able to also store information, notes and homework online and also be able to work collaboratively on team projects. Students can also avail of enhanced mailbox capacity of 10 GB and storage of upto 25GB.

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“Microsoft with its Live@edu offering opens up new possibilities for our students to communicate and collaborate online–both with their classmates and with teachers, and therefore derive more from the school experience”, said M I Hussain, Principal, Delhi Public School, New Delhi. ”Technology is an imperative in modern life, and our students cannot afford to remain unexposed” she added.

This is being enabled by Microsoft Live@edu suite of online and collaboration tools including Microsoft Outlook Live (that will offer students an e-mail id that they can keep after they pass out of school), Microsoft Office Live Workspace (where students can store, access, and share documents and files online) and Microsoft SkyDrive (where students can store heavy files and projects online).

“Since it is a cloud based offering, DPS will also be able to save on maintenance costs and reduce the time spent in maintaining e-mail systems for students and alumni,” said Tarun Malik, Director – Marketing & Strategy Microsoft India.

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