Our district is currently looking at going to a free email hosted solution with the capability for online storage and document creation. We are looking at these two. I am finding that Microsoft has…Continue
"365 will replace live--It seems that all of the services that are offered as part of live, and most of the 365 services will be free for students, with a charge for faculty/staff and for some of the higher end features for students. The services for…"
"If you carefully read the article you link above, it's an agreement with one institution, NYIT, and no mention of the state Dept. of Ed. involvement in any way. There was no RFP that was awarded. Dig deeper, and see who signed this. Someone at…"
"I recently read that Microsoft is replacing its Office Live apps with Office 365, which will be a subscription-based service. I don't know if they will still offer Office LIve for free, and I don't have the link to the article.
"Google Apps for Educations space limits are a little more confusing that that. A Google mailbox has a quote of 7/5 GB currently. Docs is 1 GB but Google Docs formats (Docs, Spreadsheet, Presentation, and Drawing) don't count toward…"
"(short answer, your best approach would be 2 seperate domains, but NOT the google multiple domain feature)
good news: You have the ability to put users into groups and turn on tools at the group level.
bad news: thats…"
"With Google, do you know whether or not you can turn some items on for some users and not others? For instance, can I turn on sites for grades 6-12, but not younger? Can I allow older students and staff to share Google docs and sites outside…"
"Thank you for all of your replies. They have been very very helpful for me. I like the "on the one hand" answers because they are more real.
I will check out the GAM. Our district has Active Directory,…"
"I would say that they are similar in terms of the amount support that they require, but that there are more resources available in the internet community to find peer support for Google issues that are k12 specific that with Live and 365 is an…"