Strategic Technology Resources

  • Free eBooks & Guides from Microsoft

    Over the last few years, Microsoft has been quietly publishing a series of free books and guides that show home-users, students, teachers, and IT Administrators how to get more from their computing investments. Below is a list of these jewels that I recently...
  • Win up to $100,000 for Your School

    Our School Needs is a contest to raise awareness about the serious need that public schools are facing today and to demonstrate Microsoft’s commitment to helping schools.  Bing is asking one simple question: What does your school need? In support...
  • NBC Presents “Education Nation”

    The goal of “Education Nation” is to provide clear information on how schools are performing, re-imagine what education in America can be, build on national momentum within the policy and reform communities, and inspire changes that enable our nation...
  • Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Available for Download

    Exchange Server 2010 SP1 is now available for download here .  Exchange Server 2010 SP1 includes archiving and discovery enhancements, a faster Outlook Web App (OWA), upgraded mobility features, and several management tools improvements.  Public...
  • SQL 2008 Web Cast Series for Education

    Join us for a series of informative webcasts on data management and how SQL 2008 enables data driven decision making at scale in education—each Thursday starting at 10:00 a.m.  Register for these online sessions by clicking on the hyper-link imbedded...
  • SharePoint Fest 2010 - September 23, 2010

    Attend the SharePoint Fest - Denver, where you'll be able to attend workshops and technical classes taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft engineers and Microsoft MVPs covering Enterprise Content Management, Composites (Workflow), SharePoint...
  • Microsoft Security Intelligence Report

    Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Security Response Center, Microsoft Malware Protection Center and the Microsoft Security Engineering Center are pleased to announce the eighth volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv8). This report focuses...
  • Multilingual Images, Language Packs, Language Bar Settings

    All installations of Windows 7 contain at least one language pack and the language-neutral binaries that make up the core operating system. Language packs contain resources that are specific to a particular language and are used to localize the user interface...
  • Microsoft’s Moodle Connections

    Office Add-in for Moodle Uploading files to Moodle has never been easier.  The Office Add-in for Moodle (OAM) is an add-in for Microsoft Office (versions 2003 and 2007) that allows teachers to open and save Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents to...
  • DirectAccess Deployment

    The Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems introduce DirectAccess , a new solution that provides users with the same experience working remotely as they would have when working in the office.  Here is a brief 5-minute video that explains...
  • Registration Open for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Launch

    The Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 in-person U.S. Launch event series kicks off April 20 and runs through May 27. IT Pro & Developer events These full-day events feature technical presentations and interaction with product experts, community and...
  • Exchange Server Sizing

    As you plan your Exchange storage strategy, you must balance three criteria: capacity, availability, and performance. The choices you make as you plan and implement your storage solution affect the cost associated with administration and maintenance of...
  • Desktop Virtualization Hour and Summits

    Looking at desktop virtualization, including VDI? Thinking about migrating to Windows 7? Want savings, but unsure of the tradeoffs? Have more questions? Watch the Desktop Virtualization Hour on March 18 th Whether you’re thinking about vitalizing applications...
  • Get Personal with Windows 7

    Customize Windows 7 and Windows Live Messenger—for free. This cool online tool lets you put yourself in the action at a beach setting, the mountains, or your favorite outdoor cafe . You can create your own avatar for your Windows 7 , and then share it...
  • Virtualization Briefing with Microsoft, Citrix and HP

    Space is limited so register soon for these locations Bellevu e, Washington, March 10, 2010 Denve r, Colorado, March 24, 2010 Los Angele s, California, March 24, 2010 Virtualization can dramatically improve scalability, data security, and IT efficiency...
  • When Your Windows Evaluation Expires

    According the Windows Server 2008 R2 Activation Page , “If you have not activated Windows Server 2008 R2, you are reminded each time you log in and at common intervals until the end of the activation grace period of 30* days. If you have not activated...
  • Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Training Resources

    TechCenter for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a great site to learn how to use the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)—a dynamic, desktop solution available to Software Assurance customers—to help you reduce application deployment...
  • Microsoft Ribbon Hero game from Office Labs and other Great Add-ins

    Ribbon Hero is a game for Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 2007 and 2010, designed to help you boost your Office skills and knowledge Requirements: Vista or Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Office 2007 or Office 2010 (32/64 bit) Limitations: English...
  • Forefront Deep Dive Training for MVPs, Community Leaders, and Partners

    You may have already heard about the Secure Messaging , Secure Endpoint , Secure Collaboration , Identity & Access Management and Information Protection solutions which are a part of Forefront’s Business Ready Security . Now you can dive deep (300...
  • Microsoft Launches Virtual Think Tank

    The Technology–Academics–Policy (TAP) Web site – www.techpolicy.com – is dedicated to spurring public debate on key technology, innovation and public policy matters. The site features original research from pre-eminent experts and scholars addressing...
  • Microsoft and Wyse Webinar January 21st

    Join Microsoft and Wyse for a 60 minute webinar on January 21 st See how Thin Client desktops from Wyse Technology and solutions from Microsoft combine to create simple, easy-to-use, virtualized, student desktop computing. As school districts and higher...
  • Registration Open for Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference

    We are excited to announce that registration for the Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference 2010 is now open! We invite you to join us for this event which will showcase Microsoft’s market-leading business intelligence (BI) products, solution expertise...
  • Office 2010 Beta KMS Host Setup

    If your organization is deploying Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta to five or more computers, consider using Key Management Service (KMS) as a solution for product activation. With KMS, you can complete activations on your local network, eliminating...
  • How to customize default user profiles in Windows 7

    Cannot copy and paste the default profile like you use to in Windows XP? To customize a default user profile or a mandatory user profile, you must first customize the default user profile. Then, the default user profile can be copied to the appropriate...
  • Technology Resource Guide

    Microsoft Support Options (No-Cost) Search the Knowledge Base Search Microsoft's database of support articles. The Knowledge Base has over 250,000 articles, created by Microsoft Support Professionals; search by subject or identification (ID) number. Download...