Microsoft has decided to stop using the term “Academics” in official academic courses, according to an announcement by the company.
The new name will instead be “Academia,” which Microsoft says will help distinguish the academic and the technical aspects of Microsoft products.
Microsoft is taking this step because it believes the name has become “a distraction and an obstacle to the enterprise and the community, as well as to consumers who may have a hard time connecting the two concepts.”
Microsoft has long been one of the biggest tech companies, but the company’s recent actions have caused controversy.
In February, Microsoft announced it was ending its academic course offerings, and in September, the company announced it would be abandoning its program to teach students how to code in the United States.