Frequently Asked Questions
What is Microsoft really trying to do here? Make money through advertising?
No, Microsoft's goal is much broader - Microsoft offers Live@edu to educational institutions at no cost to the institution as part of Microsoft's overall vision for the education sector and their Software and Services vision. Outlook Live offers most of the end user features available in Exchange Server and prepares students to familiarize themselves with tools they are likely to encounter in their future workforce. Microsoft's goal is to introduce services to students who are beginning to form online habits, discover that these services help reduce the time it takes to finish coursework while at the same time helping them stay connected with friends and family, have them fall in love with them, and use them for life. At the same time, Microsoft is helping schools around the world connect students, faculty, staff and alumni to access email and documents on their desktop, mobile phone or online.