[BangPypers] [OT] Microsoft Office 365 for Education made mandatory for approved institutions by AICTE

Balachandran Sivakumar benignbala at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 03:33:08 CEST 2013

Hi all,

I understand that this is a Python group and not a free software
group. But there are quite a few free software enthusiasts here, and
they might already know/like to know the news. So, I apologise
upfront, for posting this off-topic information.

But Microsoft, has made a pact with AICTE, by which all college
approved my AICTE will have to mandatorily use office 365+MS's cloud
email solution. I came to know about this when my alma mater,
Thiagarajar College of Engineering where we have been running our own
mail servers with just free software was asked to migrate to AICTE by
pointing the MX records to some domain of Microsoft.

Here is the release from AICTE -

Here is an article about this on Microsoft's site -

Linux Users Group, Chennai and a few other LUGs are also discussing
this issue. Would like to know if people here suggest something to
counter this. Thanks

Thank you
Balachandran Sivakumar

Arise Awake and stop not till the goal is reached.
                                                             - Swami Vivekananda

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