Peel District School Board deploys Office 365 to over 150,000 staff

Cloud-based solution has helped the board save money and offer its staff a more productive working environment

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson on 09 December 2013
Peel District School Board deploys Office 365 to over 150,000 staff

One of Canada’s largest public school boards the Peel District School Board has deployed Microsoft Office 365 to more than 150,000 students, administrators and staff members.

Office 365, which includes Exchange, SharePoint and Lync, has enabled the district to create a more productive working environment for the district’s employees and has delivered cost-saving benefits. The platform also supports the district’s bring your own device policy.

“Our focus is always on our students and equipping and preparing them for future success,” said Mark Keating, CIO of the Peel board. “Microsoft truly understands the need for cross-platform support. In order to effectively support the more than 15,000 staff and 65,000 devices, the Peel board has deployed and used a number of Microsoft products, including Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 that facilitate the management of devices.”

Peel district serves approximately 153,000 students from kindergarten to grade 12 at 242 schools in the Peel region, which includes Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, Ontario.


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