Microsoft signs up several European schools to Office 365

Microsoft has been promoting the fact that a number of U.S. governments have decided to start using Office 365 for their employees. Today, the company announced that Office 365 has also gained traction overseas as a number of schools and universities in Central and Eastern Europe have made the move to use the productivity software suite.

Microsoft's press release reveals that Kozminski University in Poland, TEI Kalamata in Greece, Vaikystes Sodas in Lithuania, EDUCATIVA in Romania and School Center Skofja Loka, University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, both in Slovenia, are now putting Office 365 in place for their students and faculty members to use.

Microsoft offers examples of how using Office 365 has helped these schools and educational groups. For instance, Kozminski University students can now keep their secured emails even after they graduate with Office 365 so they can stay in touch with the university and its community. Microsoft adds, "The ability for current students to consult with both lecturers and other students alike regardless of location via instant messaging and video calling with Lync Online extends that vision even further."

Microsoft has yet to give any specific numbers on how many businesses and organizations have signed up to use Office 365. Earlier this month, as part of its quarterly financial results, Microsoft said that 25 percent of its enterprise customers were now using Office 365.

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Office 2013 is a great suite. But for me Office 365 just doesn't offer me any value for money as I only have a single PC

Single-computer users (unless they are students) aren't who Office 365 targets. O365 is going after multiple-PC customers (from families up). The software itself is the same; only the software MODEL differs between the two products.

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