The inclusion of SkyDrive- legitimate cloud storage- could give Microsoft a real advantage in the education market (since Google still hasn’t provided any). But I can’t tell what’s what based on the information and quotes Microsoft released.
One thing I know for sure: there is no reason to have five separate versions of Office 365 for education.
Paul Thurrott tries to clear things up in his post (linked above), but there’s only so much he can do. What could have generated interest generates only head-scratching and shrugs.
I genuinely believe that Microsoft has some compelling products. I just can’t tell what they are.
Microsoft needs to greatly simply everything. Every thing.