Microsoft Education Tech Experts Blog

Detailed technology insights from the team of solutions specialists that work with K12 and HED customers everyday across the spectrum of Microsoft products - in the classroom and the datacenter.

Microsoft Education Tech Experts Blog

  • Who 'Ya Gonna Call?

    As the career classification of "pre-sales system engineering" goes, I'd argue that there is nary a larger challenge than that of a Microsoft Technology or Solution Specialist working in the Education Vertical.  I'll admit - I'm biased...
  • Is this thing on?? - A word from the EDU MGMT Ninja

    OK - so my real name is not 'EDU MGMT NINJA' - it's Kevin Sullivan.  I always wanted to be called a ninja of something... Hello all - so hopefully I will type fast enough to be official post #2 on our new blog!  Some of you may know me from...
  • TEACHERs Inspired by a STUDENT? Win 1000$ for your classroom.

    Do you know a teacher with an inspiring story about an inspiring student?  Invite them to participate in the Microsoft Inspired Teachers campaign to win resources for their classroom! Tell us about the last time a student sparked inspiration in your...
  • Windows Server 2008 Step by Step GUIDES

    I see our friend Keith has already beat me to this but I want to make sure this information is easy to find.  There is a large directory of “step by step” guides for Windows Server 2008.  Out of those I access regularly, I highly recommend the...
  • Microsoft Producer – Back by popular request!!!

    Microsoft Producer is a product heavily used across both schools and universities.  We have heard consistent feedback that this tool needed to be carried forward for Office 2007.  Did you think your feedback went in to the abyss?  No! ...
  • Recorded MSFT Sessions from LABMAN Conference

    Earlier this month, Michael Greene and I ( Kevin Sullivan ) attended and presented at the Lab Management Conference which was held this year at Minnesota State University.  We conducted two sessions at this conference.  In the first session...
  • And the examples of MAV usage in EDU just keep coming...

    It seems that ever since we acquired Softricity and made this application virtualization technology available via the MDOP subscription , it has really taken off like wildfire in EDU.  Below are a few recent case studies and news articles that have...
  • Windows Hied Conference – 2009 Edition

    For the 3rd time in about 4 years, the US Education vertical is hosting around 100 IT Pros from universities all around the country (and the world) in Redmond for a three day conference.  This is organized by a committee from the Windows HIED listsrv...
  • Expanding your LiveMeeting Investment

    Whether your school has made an investment in the Live Meeting service hosted by Microsoft, or if you utilize the Web Conferencing capabilities of Live Meeting on premise, you are probably realizing great cost-savings and efficiency benefits from the...