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  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Directory Sync and Federation Webcast 5/2

    Office 365 Education provides several options for directory synchronization and federation. In this session we will provide an overview of the DirSync and ADFS. Please join this webinar to learn more about the capabilities of these technologies for Education and their roadmaps moving forward. Starts...
  • Blog Post: Webinar: StorSimple Storage Solution for Education - 5/7

    StorSimple Storage Solution for Education Join us for a preview of the new StorSimple Solution and get details on a special offer just extended for a limited time. Schools and institutions can save up to 60 – 80% off their storage costs through the StorSimple Cloud Integrated Storage architecture...
  • Blog Post: Windows in the Classroom seminar for K-12

    Microsoft would like to extend an offer to run a Windows in the Classroom seminar for your school leadership team. This complimentary seminar will help you explore the tools and technologies available to help educators teach 21st century skills and optimize the classroom for advanced student achievement...
  • Blog Post: 10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom - Edudemic

    Using Skype in the classroom shouldn't be a daunting task. In fact, it's a simple and effective education tool that not enough students get to try out! http://edudemic.com/2013/03/10-ways-to-start-using-skype-in-the-classroom/
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Edu Webcast and on-demand webcasts

    Live webcasts: -Successful BI for Educational Institutions 26-Mar 4PM - https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032545749&Culture=en-US&community=0 On demand Webcasts: -Getting Students College and Career Ready – Microsoft IT Academy and Microsoft Certifications...
  • Blog Post: Schools pick Office 365 for HIPPA and security and privacy

    “While the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) generally applies to healthcare providers and related organizations, the act also imposes requirements on any institution that maintains health records on individuals, including schools. To meet those requirements when it comes...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune Edu Webinar

    The management of your desktop and mobile environment has become increasing more important over the last several years. Deploying patches and software updates while validating your environments security status is important, to not only protect this environment but ensure the devices are operating correctly...
  • Blog Post: New Azure resources for researchers

    Topline: 1. Microsoft will announce some key technologies/services for HPC (Azure) at Supercomputing 2012. 2. Microsoft will also announce a new algorithm on Windows Azure that enables Genomic Scientists to do large genome data analysis at our Genomics Workshops (see www.i2azure.com). See below...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 New Teacher Training Materials

    Announcing newly created teacher training materials for Office 365 in Education . The U.S. Partners in Learning and Office 365 teams collaborated to create teacher training materials on how to use Office 365 in Education. We encourage you to visit this link With these materials, teacher trainers will...
  • Blog Post: Azure resources for educators

    Some great resources for teachers and faculty that are interested in teaching Azure. Azure curriculum: http://www.microsoft.com/education/highered/Faculty/Curriculum/azureforcs101 Additional Azure labs and resources for Faculty & Students: Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Skype is Replacing Messenger for Instant Messaging and Presence

    Skype and Messenger are coming together. Soon millions of Messenger users will be able to reach their Messenger friends on Skype. By updating to Skype, Messenger users can instant message and video call their Messenger friends, plus a whole lot more. Skype will become the preferred choice for all of...
  • Blog Post: Interenet2 Azure Community

    The Internet2 Azure Community has embarked on a series of workshops to bring the research community together to discuss current and future requirements. The goal is to identify these common needs and requirements and put in place plans to work through them collectively. The first workshop was delivered...
  • Blog Post: Ensuring Student Success: Empowering the Workforce of Tomorrow, Today - IT Academy Event - 10/25

    Learn how Microsoft IT Academy helps students bridge the gap between education and the real-world by equipping them with the technology skills they’ll need for college and for a career in today’s technology-centered job market. By providing the curriculum for teaching technology courses...
  • Blog Post: Stanford University Windows 8 App

    LMK if you want to do something similar. We have a funding program for Win8 App development. Tap into the world-class teaching and groundbreaking research of Stanford University faculty, instructors, and lecturers. With the Stanford University Windows8 App, you have cutting-edge webinars, seminars...
  • Blog Post: Blended Learning with Kinect Case Study

    XBOX 360 with Kinect at Steuart Weller Elementary, Loudoun County, Virginia. Teachers and students explore the versatile, fun, and easy to use Kinect - for math, reading/literacy, special education, global communication and collaboration, science, physical education. One plaform, many uses. http:...
  • Blog Post: Kinect Free Trial for K-12

    Capturing students' interest and making concepts come alive is an educator's greatest challenge! Kinect™ for Xbox 360® can help get students engaged and inspired with immersive experiences. Try Kinect at your K-12 School The Kinect Trial Program gives K-12 institutions the opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 for Education Webcast Series

    Office 365 Webcast Series Starting in June, Microsoft launched Office 365 for education which gives all academic institutions Microsoft's next-generation communications and collaboration services that integrate with the familiar Office desktop suite. To become more familiar with Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 App Dev Camp in New England - 8/17 and 8/18

    Windows 8 App DevCamp training session that is being offered in Boston Aug 17 and Aug 18th. Attend a Windows 8 Developer Camp to learn how to build beautiful Metro style apps and publish them to the Windows Store. Windows 8 Developer Camps are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers...
  • Blog Post: Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Client for Mac and Linux is out!

    System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Client for Mac and Linux: anti-malware protection for unmanaged desktops and servers running Mac or Linux operating systems. Extended Security To secure these Mac OS clients, Endpoint Protection 2012 is now available to provide antimalware detection and remediation...
  • Blog Post: Top 3 Reasons Schools Choose Office 365 over Google Apps

    As graduation caps flew into the air last week, other students earned a long, summer break from studying and raced their bikes to the corner store, or headed down to the lake. The luckiest students will return this autumn to schools that choose Office 365 for education. I’ll tell you why. Schools...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 for Education

    Office 365 for education officially launched last week. Now students, educators and school administrators will collaborate and work in ways never done before. Best part? It is FREE! Learn more about it here http://bit.ly/EduVPK
  • Blog Post: Edu Webcast - Using SharePoint for Project and Portfolio Management in Education June 5th

    Many education organizations have already invested in SharePoint for general collaboration, but do not realize that it is also the perfect solution for collaborative project management. Out of the box, SharePoint 2010 has a feature set that can be used for a basic project management structure. Whether...
  • Blog Post: Edu Webcast - Control, Govern & Secure SharePoint - On Premise or Online June 7th

    With the immense growth and adoption of SharePoint, educational institutions are facing an increasing opportunity to improve collaboration throughout the organization. With that opportunity, come significant challenges regarding control, governance and security. From managing sprawl and turnover to handling...
  • Blog Post: Edu Webcast - Three Ways to Identify If You are Ready for SharePoint Online June 20th

    Ready or not, Office365 for SharePoint is here to stay. We celebrate Microsoft for making the power of SharePoint easily attainable for educational institutions. But, is your institution ready to leverage it to the fullest? Join us on this webinar to find out the three key questions you need to be asking...
  • Blog Post: Polycom and Microsoft Education Solutions Demo video

    Here's a short video created by Polycom that highlights their distance learning solution (real presence media manager) enhanced by Lync and Sharepoint. The “Polycom and Microsoft Education Solutions” video which focuses on thier Distance Learning solution. Minute 4 is the start of the...
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