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New Live@edu Integration with SharePoint 2010

ATLANTA—(June 14, 2012)—B2B Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and provider of IT consulting services using Microsoft tools and technologies, today announced the added integration of the Microsoft Live@edu capabilities to the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 education demos the company produces for Microsoft.

Under an agreement with Microsoft Corporation, B2B Technologies developed a set of technology demos, first delivered during 2010, to showcase the features of SharePoint 2010 to the education market. This latest delivery demonstrates how the Microsoft Live@edu solution integrates seamlessly with SharePoint, facilitating ways students and faculty can communicate and collaborate through Microsoft cloud-based services.

A Microsoft Education Partner since 2003, B2B Technologies analyzed, designed and produced the SharePoint demonstration currently used by Microsoft sales and marketing representatives and consultants, as well as thousands of educational institutions in more than 100 countries throughout the world.

“We are extremely honored that Microsoft has confirmed it values our expertise and once again selected B2B Technologies to demonstrate how Microsoft technology solutions bring value to the education market,” said Frank Fuerst, co-founder and President of B2B Technologies. “We have migrated over a quarter million students to the Live @edu platform over the last two years and worked with some of the most widely respected educational institutions and school districts in the nation. We understand the unique needs of the education sector and pride ourselves on helping them transform technology into solutions.”

The SharePoint 2010 demo with the Live@edu integration is a valuable tool that shows education institutions Live@edu best practices and features that can be used at their school and in the classroom. Education institutions can download the B2B Technologies’ working SharePoint demo and installable templates (Sharepoint Content Packs) for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 solutions for Education at http://sp2010education.codeplex.com/ .

About B2B Technologies

B2B Technologies is a Microsoft Gold Partner providing business productivity solutions using SharePoint, Business Intelligence, Messaging and Office 365. B2B is also a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner, Microsoft's new certification for partners providing Office 365 implementation and migration services. B2B's mission is to help its customers improve productivity, reduce risk and maximize the return on their IT investments. Connect with B2B Technologies on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

About Microsoft Live@edu

Live@edu is a no-cost hosted platform for students, staff, faculty and alumni communications and collaboration, providing industry-leading services to the global education market. E-mail and calendars with a 10GB inbox, 25 GB of additional file storage, document sharing, instant messaging, video chat and mobile e-mail are just part of the feature set. Live@edu provides students with the professional tools to prepare them for college or work from day one. Live@edu is accessible through popular Web browsers for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems — and easy to set up, administer and manage. More than 10,000 schools in more than 130 countries have enrolled in Live@edu, serving 11 million people worldwide. More information is available at http://www.microsoft.com/liveatedu.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

B2B Technologies
Jennifer Collom
Director of Marketing
404.892.1500, opt.1, x267
jcollom@b2btech.com 

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