The Google Apps EDU team recently made an extremely exciting announcement. Schools will soon be getting 25 GB inboxes! This is an increase to the current 7 GB inboxes provided with Google Apps for Education, which is free for schools.
From the Google Enterprise Blog:
Around here, our mantra is “think big.” That’s why when we first released Gmail on April 1, 2004 we offered 1GB of free storage—more than 100 times what most other free webmail services offered at the time. No wonder people thought it was an April Fool’s joke! So you can imagine the laughs when we launched Google Apps for Education in early 2006 with 2GB of email storage, which in some cases was hundreds of times more than what schools were traditionally offering their students and staff. We continued adding more storage, and today we offer over 7GB of free email space for everyone using Google Apps for Education.
Now it’s time to think bigger yet again. Starting next week, new schools that migrate to Google Apps for Education will see 25GB mailboxes. Existing customers will see their mailboxes grow over the course of the next few weeks.
To celebrate 25GB inboxes, we’d like to recognize 25 of the schools that have recently gone Google:
- Amarillo College
- Anaheim City School District
- Ann Arbor Public Schools
- Boston University
- Buffalo State College
- Chaminade University
- College of Lake County
- College of New Jersey
- College of the Holy Cross
- Corning Community College
- Fall River Public Schools
- Harvey Mudd College
- HEC Paris
- Instituto de Empresa Business School
- Nebo School District
- New Haven Unified School District
- New York University, Stern School of Business
- Oshkosh Area School District
- Queen Anne’s County Public Schools
- Spring Independent School District
- University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - Center Administration
- University of Maryland in Baltimore
- University of Northern Iowa
- University of Salzburg
- University of Richmond
We know students and teachers are really busy. There’s no reason they should spend their time sifting through spam and deleting email to stay under quota. We hope bigger inboxes might offer the first step to helping today’s students think bigger.
Google Apps for Education is a tremendously powerful suite of applications that leaves most schools' current applications in the dust. If you are interested in Google Apps for your school Umzuzu can help or you can work with Google directly.