03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Microsoft, Google Vie To Become Most Popular On Campus

With the recession taking a bite out of university endowments and public school budgets alike, the competition between Google and Microsoft to convert the nation's colleges, universities and schools to the companies' free e-mail and other IT services that run on the Internet "cloud" -- outsourcing that can save a large university hundreds of thousands of dollars a year -- has only grown more fierce. With the two companies fighting to baptize a future generation of computer users with their products, the stakes for both are significant.

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