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  • Blog Post: Lync Mobile Clients

    I am getting lots of intrest in the Lync Mobile Clients that were recent released. Here's a good overview video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY0acvmsVAY&feature=youtu.be You need to apply Lync Cumulative Update 4 (CU4) before the mobile clients will work: -Lync not know what to do with mobile...
  • Blog Post: Office for Mac 2011 SP1 RTW

    We just officially released Office for Mac 2011 SP1 this morning. I know many of you are anxiously awaiting this update. If you are using Automatic Update (MAU) you should get prompted at some point today. If you’re not using MAU, you can get access to the update either through VLSC or through...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Math 4.0 is out

    Download this free graphing calculator for your PC Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 provides step-by-step instructions and visual ways to explain complex problems for a better understanding of fundamental concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus. From basic math...
  • Blog Post: Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

    Nelson Mandela once said that “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Education is the core focus of any country’s national agenda to drive student achievement and global competitiveness. This week, we’ll participate in BETT, an education...
  • Blog Post: Education Tools and resources from Microsoft

    This is a nice doc one my my peers created. it provides a summary of some of the tools and programs from Microsoft related to Education. tinyurl.com/schooltools
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Education Technology (Kodu) featured in NYT

    This week’s New York Times magazine includes an article on Microsoft’s Kodu visual programming language: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19Essays-kodu-t.html?_r=1&ref=magazine It doesn’t make it clear that it’s a free download for PC, as well as a $5 indie game on Xbox. ...
  • Blog Post: Interactive Classroom released

    The Interactive Classroom add-in for PowerPoint and OneNote is now available for download as of last week: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=D93F4CB5-E2BB-4543-A3BB-CD6A8ECB42CC&displaylang=en Microsoft Interactive Classroom helps interaction and collaboration between...
  • Blog Post: AppV hosted for you in the cloud

    I think this could be huge for Higher Ed. Delivering streaming applications to students wherever whenever. We will be working on a presentation/demo for new England schools in the near future. AppPortal is a Software + Service offering built on top of Windows Azure that provides scalable AppV...
  • Blog Post: OCS for Blackboard Learning Platform

    Enabling Technologies wrote a really cool app that lights up Office Communication Server Instant Messaging and Presence within Blackboard. See the attached datasheet. For more information contact: info@enablingtechcorp.com www.enablingtechcorp.com
  • Blog Post: Distributing Windows to students

    With so many schools signing up for NERCOMP and other site licenses, we have been fielding lots of questions about how to get the goods in student’s grubby little hands. The is the second post in this vein. Mid August we bloged about Office distribution . Here’s the official line: http...
  • Blog Post: Student Select - Electronic Delivery Pilot

    Effective immediately, access to popular Student Select software via secure Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) has been made available on all e-academy managed Student Select software distribution centers. Contact your Sales Account Manager or reseller for a grant letter which allows the secure download...
  • Blog Post: Distributing Office to students

    With so many schools signing up for NERCOMP and other site licenses, we have been fielding lots of questions about how to get the goods in student’s grubby little hands. The first post in this vein is the Microsoft Office System. First, you can always order student media kits. Student media kits...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Availability for Education

    Just a quick note since we have been getting a ton of questions. -Education customers with a CA or SA will be granted Win 7 Enterprise Edition -MVLS customers can download Win 7 in English as of 8/7/09. MAK keys are available on the portal or email MAKADD@microsoft.com . -Other languages...
  • Blog Post: Baking FCS into your image

    Here’s some reache we did to help customers deploy Forefont Client Seurity via imaging process. 1. If you want the FCS clients in managed mode (go to your WSUS for updates and report to your MOM console: Install FCS via the command line to the image: Clientsetup.exe /MS xxx /CG xxxxx MOM...
  • Blog Post: IE8 RTW very soon

    IE8 is going to release to the web very soon. It wil not come down via Windows Update for several weeks. Just like IE7 there is a blocker toolkit for when it does. Contact matthic for more information. IE8 launch is coming soon. Get your public site ready today. Windows® Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: Sender ID / SPF wizard

    Here's a relatively new standard that helps your University fight SPAM. Sender ID is one of the easiest ways to reduce SPAM locally and worldwide. This wizard helps you create DNS SPF records which enable Sender ID. The Sender ID Framework is an e-mail authentication technology protocol that helps...
  • Blog Post: IT Academy LiveMeeting 12/10

    12/10/08 11:00 EST https://www.livemeeting.com/lrs/microsoft1/Registration.aspx?pageName=r9wh9xj91p0sb3z6 At times like this when we’re all looking at ways to save precious dollars and time across our institutions and communities, I want to alert you to an important learning and professional development...
  • Blog Post: Wicked Cool - Sysinternals Live

    http://live.sysinternals.com/ Access (in Vista/2008) – ex.: open cmd, type \\live.sysinternals.com\tools\procexp.exe
  • Blog Post: Cool video - Higher Education landscape BI/Analytics

    Dan Venedem, VP of Sales, iStrategy Solutions sat down with Rob Curtin, Industry Solutions Specialist, and Cameron|e to talk about the Higher Education landscape. The focus of this conversation is how BI and Analytics help universities and colleges build powerful brands and learning experiences for their...
  • Blog Post: Messenger for Mac v7 released

    Messenger for Mac 7 was released for download from our website today: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/messenger/default.mspx Corporate Features: • For corporate Mac users, increased support for Office Communications Server 2007 make it easy to search a corporate address book from within Messenger...
  • Blog Post: Adding Servers to Campus Agreement

    Now is a good time to consider adding servers to a campus agrement (vs buying them off Select). Never in the history of the company has there been more new applications and server products released than in the last 12 months. With many more new releases coming later this year. Some of...
  • Blog Post: Education Technology and Solutions Series Webcast #8 - PerformancePoint

    PerformancePoint Server 2007 – Insight at Your Fingertips In this webcast, we explore how Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 can help schools and universities improve their insight and performance process by integrating monitoring, analysis, and planning capabilities into one application...
  • Blog Post: Yes Virginia, there is a way to migrate your old internet mail

    New version of the Transported toool has RTW and now includes POP and IMAP migration tools. Transporter Suite contains a set of tools for migrations from both Lotus Domino Servers, and generic IMAP/POP sources. For Lotus Domino the suite contains a set of tools for Directory and Free/Busy interoperability...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2007 SP1 has arrived

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been designed specifically to help meet the challenges of any business and the needs of all the different groups with a stake in the messaging system. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 is a mission-critical communications tool that enables employees to be...
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