The Egyptian Ministry of Education is responsible for primary and secondary education in Egypt. This focus has expanded in recent years to include: upgrading the monitoring, assessment, and evaluation of schools, transforming pre-school and primary education, involving students with disabilities and revamping technical and vocational education systems. After discussing the ministry's needs with Microsoft, Dr. Tobal and his team decided to deploy Microsoft SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008. Microsoft built a proof of concept to demonstrate how it would work and then the Ministry of Education started migrating its databases from Oracle to SQL Server 2008. Ease of management enhances productivity, faster performance widens utilisation and Academic programme improves accessibility to software.