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Microsoft and Ministry of Education Agree to Deal


author:Glenys Harwood - Edusearch

 

Friday March 23rd, 2012

A deal between Microsoft New Zealand and the Ministry of Education have agreed on a deal which will give schools unlimited servers and the option of private clouds inwhich they will

be able to store data.

This will mean a number of improvements for schools which will  include unlimited Microsoft core servers, the addition of Apple Mac computers, the Microsoft desktop optimisation pack, and the ability for students to access school Microsoft servers from their own computers.

A new enrolment for education solution (EES) agreement takes away barriers we have now to software licensing and is designed to provide schools with improved value for what they

are spending ? with this reduction in costs more money will be available for resources.

According to microsoft this represents another step in providing all New Zealand schools with access to top-of-the-line technology solutions.

The EES agreement will give schools unlimited servers, as well as the ability to move into "the cloud"  This along with the ultra-fast broadband (UFB) rollout will provide schools

with high speed connectivity.?

This will also enable students and teachers to bring their own devices into the classroom, something which some schools have already looked at starting. This agreement will make

this easier to implement.?

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