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Microsoft Lands Cloud Deal With NYC Schools

Microsoft is shouting its fervor for cloud computing from the rooftops, evangelizing to its customers and partners that the future of IT rests in the cloud while trying to woo new clients in any and all sectors.

Government and other public-sector players are a major target in that push. Now, Microsoft has added New York City schools to its roster of cloud partners, announcing a deal that will see the company provide free e-mail to teachers, students and their parents. Datamation has the details.

Hot on the heels of a deal whereby Microsoft will provide free e-mail, instant messaging, and storage in the cloud to students, faculty, and staff in Kentucky schools, the company has announced it will also help provide free e-mail to students and teachers in New York City schools as well as to the student's parents.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced it will partner with ePals to offer the company's SchoolMail service beginning with the 2010/2011 school year as part of a contract set to run for five years.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Microsoft Cuts Cloud Email Deal with New York City Schools