- Education software provider Tribal Group said it was collaborating with Microsoft to enable an expansion of the number of educational institutions and students that can access Tribal's student information systems.

To support the development of Tribal Edge, Microsoft's Azure application development team would work with Tribal to accelerate the creation of new functionality, the company said.

As part of the agreement, Tribal would offer products in the Azure marketplace as cloud-ready solutions. Microsoft would also promote the Tribal portfolio in new geographical markets.

'We are excited to embark on this new, strategic collaboration with Microsoft and believe it will quickly reap significant benefits for our mutual and prospective customers,' chief executive Ian Bowles said.

At 8:27am: [LON:TRB] Tribal Group PLC share price was -0.1p at 79.4p

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