Some of you heard that part of what I did in Office 365 was thinking about education and how to help students and teachers. Well, my team just released a sample app that does just that.
The Contoso Learning Companion is a sample Windows application that demonstrates how students and teachers can run their teaching and learning more effectively with the help of Office 365 services and a modern Windows 8 application that eliminates the need to visit multiple Web sites that represent different classes. The application allows developers to easily build solutions to the education market.
Take a look at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35556
You will need an Office 365 account to get this to run (if you are a school or just want to try, it will not hurt you at all to try), you can start here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/
Until next time...
next week I will be speaking at the SharePoint conference in Las Vegas (http://www.mssharepointconference.com/Pages/default.aspx).
I will be talking about the work my team has done to reimagine IRM services in SharePoint and SharePoint online. We did a lot of re-plumbing to ensure this unique service is available in the Office 365 cloud and also made some significant progress in improving the management of the feature, adding new capabilities (such as group protection), adding PDF to the list of file types we can protect and finally made the whole thing programmable. Read about this more at he official blog post: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=1048 and let me know what you think. Obviously, you are welcome to attend my session in the conference to learn more: Deep Dive on Information Rights Management and SharePoint (Breakout Session 12: Wed 3:15pm – 4:30pm , SPC073)
Today was the ship party of Windows 8 in the Microsoft Campus. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon where there in addition to Nokia and HTC trying to sell their services and devices.
There is a Microsoft program that subsidizes the phone (with a new contract) and since I am out of contract I need to select a phone.
I have looked at the following phones and have some Pros and Cons:
Pro: Good camera (actually the best camera out of all the other models)
Con: Big and bulky
Pro: nice slim design. Good grip. The sexiest phone for sure
Con: Lousy camera
Meh: size not too big but design is not unique
Meh: Camera is OK
A camera is important to me but does it justify the bulkiness of the 920?
What do you think? Should I wait for the Samsung ATIV?
Let me know.
Some folks who I will not mention by full name (@MossyBlog) let me to look for resources that will help change the default Blog template on MSDN. After a quick search I found: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/peterlau/archive/2010/07/19/customizing-a-telligent-community-5-5-blog-aka-the-new-look-of-jrzyshr-dev-guy-2010-edition.aspx which has a lot of information about how to customize the template. After few minutes, my blog now looks different (not sure if this is an improvement, I am open to further suggestions)