Reuters has a very interesting article on how the University of Texas-Pan American is adopting the Windows Live @ edu program to take on the college's 17,000 email accounts. Windows Live @ edu uses the Windows Live Custom Domains system to allow the use of Microsoft's Hotmail system (and coming soon Windows Live Mail) for domains other than Hotmail.com.
Microsoft sees its push onto college campuses as a way to promote its new Windows Live platform, an advertising-funded one-stop shop for Microsoft's Web services from e-mail to news to instant messaging to blogs.
72 Institutions have come onboard to use Windows Live @ edu.
Source: Reuters UK
note: posted by Brandon LeBlanc