HYDERABAD: Microsoft India, has formally announced the launch of its latest cloud computing-based service ‘Edu-Cloud’ at Sri Chaitanya Group of Schools, here on Tuesday. This service is aimed at enhancing digital learning and teaching in schools and higher educational institutions.
Sri Chaitanya has implemented Edu-Cloud service in 80 schools, as a pilot project. Around 14,000 Windows-powered tablets have been sold to students and teachers. Students can access rich, interactive and relevant educational content from MS cloud on their tables.
Speaking at the launch, Microsoft India chairman Bhaskar Pramanik said, “We have invested about `670 crore in various education initiatives thereby reaching out to 50 million people here. With the help of cloud computing, we can create, deliver and manage content from any device, anytime and anywhere, making learning easy and fun.”
Microsoft, this year, will celebrate 40 years of its existence globally and 25 years in India.Adding that education is the single most important investment to build the future of the country, Bhaskar Pramanik said the mission of Microsoft was to empower every organisation to achieve more. “Our aim is to create more inclusive personal computing with a simple user interface, reinvent productivity and build an intelligent cloud,” he added.
Sri Chaitanya schools founder BS Rao said, “In the future, students will go to school, not with a heavy bag, but only with a tablet.”