Eduify Innovates to the Edge – BizSpark, Azure..
Eduify, is a provider of web-bases solution for students and its mission is to give every student the tools and services they so critically need to become better writers and more importantly deliver to President Obama’s impetus to re-invigorate education in America.
So before we talk about Eduify capabilities here is a real life scenario of a high school kid going through a very scattered process writing a paper.
T1 – Starting to thinking about the paper while at home
T2 – Next starting then start writing on a word processor at school.
T3 – Next at a friends house searching for sources and copy the quotes down by hand
T4 – Next writing the bibliography at home
T5 – Next proofreading the paper while on the bus
T6 – Finally turn it in the paper
With Eduify, a student can start writing in their web browser, find guidance from the available paper templates available, do research within the editor, have those sources automatically formatted, run the paper through a proofreader and plagiarism checker, and ask for help from family or friends when necessary.
Eduify’s web service demonstrates how a startup can take advantage of Microsoft technologies to create an innovative solution and in this case work to improve education. Through the BizSpark program, Microsoft is helping startups like Eduify by providing them with a wide range of end-to-end software and Microsoft’s Azure Services Platform, a set of cloud platform technologies, to help them build a scalable and sustainable business.
Currently Eduify is in beta and here are some articles covering Eduify:
- TechFlash: New online student writing app, Eduify, based on Windows Azure
- PRWeb: Eduify Answers Obama’s Call to Help Students With New Service
- Eduify Blog: Launch :: We’re Answering President Obama’s Call to Help Students
- http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/mix/docs/eduify.doc (Press Release)
- http://visitmix.com/News/Eduify-MIX09 (MIX09 interview with Dan Meritt VP of Marketing)
- http://www.microsoftstartupzone.com/Blogs/anand%5fiyer/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=57 (AI’s blog he is a Sr.Developer Evangelist on my team)
- www.microsoft.com/casestudies (coming soon)
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