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Thai students, teachers in all primary, secondary schools to have access to Microsoft 365

Ike Suarez | May 23, 2014
This will be the single biggest Microsoft cloud service deployment for education globally.

Each of Thailand's eight million primary and secondary school students as well as those schools' 400,000 teachers will soon have access to Microsoft Office 365 for Education.

A press statement by Microsoft  (Thailand) Ltd. said this  development is the result of a memorandum of agreement signed between the Thai government's Office of the Basic Education Commission  (OBEC) and their vendor firm.

OBEC is the Thai government agency in charge of supervision of that country's primary and secondary schools.

Single Biggest Deployment

The agreement represents the single biggest cloud service deployment for Microsoft in the education sector globally, according to the press statement.

The press statement added that the agreement also calls for an extension into 2019 of Microsoft's Partners in Learning initiative for Thailand.

Conceived in 2003, the Partners in Learning initiative is a global programme by Microsoft to enhance learning through the use of technology.

The press statement said that under the agreement, all schools under OBEC jurisdiction will have access to Microsoft 365 for its students and teachers.




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