Google have yet to get back to me with information or details… or a reply for that matter.If you don't have time, let Independent MPS resell it for you. No doubt the good ones will answer the call. Plus they need a way into the education cloud. And then need a way to deal with internal IT geeks.
Universities are increasingly moving away from in-house email and communications systems, and moving towards externally hosted systems. While that may have sounded like utter garbage and geek speak, it means universities can’t afford or cope with their own email systems, so they’re letting Microsoft and Google do it for them for free.
For free? Yep. Absolutely free. What to Google and Microsoft get out of it? Very little; if anything it actually causes them to lose money, but it really pisses the other one off by getting an upper hand over the other one.
I’ve been hounding my contacts at Waggener Edstrom for weeks now in an attempt to gain access to the software, to experience first hand how it works and what students are to benefit from it. My contacts prevailed and yielded a test account.
Google have yet to get back to me with information or details… or a reply for that matter.