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Microsoft Buys Cloud Service DataSense to Expand Education Suite

February 04, 2019 / Jeff Buchanan

BrightBytes, a San Francisco-based education technology company, announced Monday it has sold a data-management platform used by school districts and software businesses to Microsoft. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) will work to make the platform, DataSense, part of the Seattle-area company’s Microsoft Education product suite, Steve Liffick, general manager of education strategy and platforms at Microsoft, says in a blog post. The software helps schools manage and control data related to their students and operations. Under the terms of the deal, an unspecified number of BrightBytes employees—those on the company’s data management team—will join Microsoft’s global education team, BrightBytes says.