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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn and Microsoft Partner to Deliver Live@edu to Expanding Roster of Desire2Learn Clients

Desire2Learn provides secure integration between Live@edu platform and the Desire2Learn Learning Suite

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, today announced integration with Microsoft® Live@edu, providing another option to the internal email system Desire2Learn currently provides for clients making it easier for clients using both platforms with the streamlined integration.

Desire2Learn is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and integration with Live@edu is the result of a broad partnership between Desire2Learn and Microsoft. This partnership is a natural extension of both companies’ commitment to eLearning and providing transformational solutions that inspire educational leaders, teachers and students daily.

“We recognize Desire2Learn’s standing as a leading provider of educational software in K-12 and higher education and we are excited to see Live@edu incorporated into their learning management system,” states Sig Behrens, general manager, U.S. Education, Microsoft Corp. “This integrated solution will benefit everyone on campus with streamlined access to information in one software solution that will help increase productivity and learning outcomes.”

Live@edu is accessible through popular Web browsers for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Offered via the Desire2Learn Learning Suite, it will be running on numerous campuses in the coming months, supporting tens of thousands of students.

“We are pleased to be offering this optional service to our clients,” says John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “This integration is a great showcase of our commitment to building an open platform for education and a strong partner ecosystem to support our clients.”

Visit www.Desire2Learn.com, call 1.888.772.0325 or email Info@Desire2Learn.com for further information.

About Live@edu

Live@edu offers educational institutions free hosted, co-branded communication and collaboration services for students, faculty, and alumni. With 10 gigabytes (GB) of e-mail storage, it’s the no-cost Outlook Live e-mail service built on Exchange 2010. Live@edu provides the familiar and reliable Outlook Web Access (OWA) co-branded with a school’s name and logo, helping students build lifelong ties to their educational institution. And with 25 GB of additional file storage, Live@edu is more than just e-mail – it includes access to other services that enhance the school’s ability to collaborate and communicate, including calendars, document sharing, instant messaging, video chat, mobile e-mail, and more. For more information, visit http://www.microsoft.com/education/solutions/liveedu.aspx

About Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn comprises Desire2Learn Incorporated and its subsidiaries. Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada with personnel located in North America, the U.K. and Australia. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), +44 808.234.4235 (U.K. and Europe), 0.800.452.069 (New Zealand) and 1.800.656.210 (Australia).

Press Contacts:

John McLeod
Vice-President, Marketing, Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325
PR@Desire2Learn.com
Twitter: @Desire2Learn