Ajman University undertakes massive software upgrade

Ajman University has signed a three-year agreement with Microsoft South Gulf. The agreement will enable Ajman university to upgrade the software on 1500 of its desktops to the latest versions from Microsoft.

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By  Vijaya Cherian Published  May 5, 2003

Ajman University has signed a three-year partnership agreement with Microsoft South Gulf. The agreement will enable Ajman university to upgrade the software on 1500 of its desktops to the latest Microsoft products. The software upgrade will include Visual Studio. NET, Core CAL, Publisher, Encarta, Windows Upgrade and Office. As part of the agreement, 10 staff members from the university will also be trained on each of these products by Microsoft.

“The signing of this agreement with Microsoft is of huge significance to Ajman University,” comments Thamer Salman, vice president for Financial & Administration affairs in Ajman University. “To know that 1500 of our PCs will be fully upgraded with the latest software packages from Microsoft will help both staff and students teach and learn more efficiently than ever before. Visual Studio .NET is the kind of developer platform that will allow our students to learn from the latest development tools.”

Students from the university will also receive educational presentations from Microsoft staff on each of the products that they will be using at the company’s regional headquarters in Dubai Internet City. “Microsoft is fully committed to the continual development of the education sector in the UAE, and this agreement highlights our belief that we should do more than just supply quality technology — it is also about using our resources to help educate the workforce of tomorrow. This long-term agreement not only guarantees legalised status for Ajman University, it also ensures that it is up to date with the latest in Microsoft technology, particularly as part of its official curriculum,” says Abdullatif Almulla, General Manager, Microsoft South Gulf.

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