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  • Windows 7 – Too Sweet to Pass Up

    One of the few constants at Microsoft is innovation. This blog posting inaugurates the expansion of our team’s business focus from Northwest Higher Education customers to include the entire West region. With this change comes the opportunity to include...
  • SharePoint Conference 2009 Almost Sold Out

    Registration for Microsoft annual SharePoint Conference, taking place in Las Vegas, October 19-22, 2009, is currently at over 5,400 attendees. The post-conference sessions and discounted hotel rooms have both sold out and they only have the capacity to...
  • Extended Support for Windows 2000 Ending

    On July 13, 2010, Extended Support for Windows 2000 will end and this product will no longer receive assisted support or security updates from Microsoft. This affects all editions of Windows 2000, including Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server...
  • Key Management Service Volume License Activation

    I have received several requests from my customers asking about our updated deployment solutions and specifically how to upgrade or deploy the Key Management Service (KMS) for activating Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. With KMS you can complete...
  • Live@edu In-Depth Seminar Series for K-12 Schools

    October 12, 2009 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time Managing Your K-12 Live@edu Domain This webcast provides an in-depth look at the tasks and tools your administrators will use to manage the Live@edu domain, users and groups. Special Guest Demonstration: Scott...
  • Articles and White Papers for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Occasionally Microsoft consolidates their online resources in a one-stop-shopping fashion. Check out this latest library to improve your understanding and get more in-depth information about Windows Server 2008 R2. The site includes some great white papers...
  • Port Requirements for the Windows Server system

    This article discusses the essential network ports, protocols and services that are used by Microsoft client and server operating systems, server-based programs and their subcomponents in the Microsoft Windows server system. Administrators and support...
  • SharePoint 2010 Update

    Information is slowly trickling out from the SharePoint Conference currently taking place in Las Vegas. I think the biggest piece of news is that the SharePoint 2010 Beta becomes available in November! You can sign up for information about the beta here...
  • “The New Efficiency” Virtual Launch Event

    On November 10th at 9:00 a.m. (PST) you are invited to join Microsoft U.S. Public Sector Vice President Curt Kolcun and top technology leaders at “The New Efficiency” virtual launch event for government, education, and health. Learn how cost savings and...
  • Free Online Training Clinics from Microsoft

    These online training clinics serve as great resources to become familiar with Microsoft’s latest products and technologies. Most of the clinics can be completed in 1-2 hours and can be taken at your own pace. Windows Clinic 10088: What's New in Windows...
  • Windows 7: Clean Install vs. Upgrades

    A hot topic as I traveled to my customers this month has been the recent confusion around upgrading to Windows 7. And inevitably the questioned is asked: Should I do a clean installation or simply upgrade my computer? Here’s a list of why I believe an...
  • Windows 2000 End-of-Life

    Windows 2000 On July 13, 2010, Extended Support for Windows 2000 will end and this product will no longer receive assisted support or security updates from Microsoft. This affects all editions of Windows 2000, including Windows 2000 Professional, Windows...
  • Bing Content Filtering

    We have received feedback from a number of customers and web filtering vendors about content filtering and enforcement concerns with Bing. Microsoft is committed to providing you with industry leading content filtering and enforcement capabilities and...
  • Dell Virtualization Events: Desktop to Datacenter

    Discover and Learn about Windows 7, Desktop Migration, and Data Center Virtualization for Government and Education Want to Increase Your Efficiency? The Virtualization Power of 3! Windows 7 Microsoft HyperV DELL PowerEdge Servers WINDOWS 7 Windows 7 Enterprise...
  • Bing and Wolfram Alpha Join Forces

    Microsoft’s new search engine Bing is now using the computational engine known as Wolfram Alpha to answer some of its users’ search queries. Wolfram Alpha is an entirely different sort of search engine than anything that Microsoft, Google, or Yahoo offers...
  • KMS Questions about Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Key Management Service (KMS) activates computers on a local network, eliminating the need for individual computers to connect to Microsoft. To do this, KMS uses a client–server topology. KMS client computers can locate KMS host computers by using Domain...
  • Partners in Learning Network

    The Partners in Learning Network is the next generation of our popular site, the Innovative Teachers Network (ITN). The Network provides educators with the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in their local region and around the globe. Members...
  • 2010 Betas Are Here

    The next wave of productivity is here—but don't take my word for it. Be among the first to download the 2010 betas today, and see why we're so excited about them. Microsoft® Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta Improve the creation, management, and sharing...
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Beta Releases

    Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 delivers productivity, performance and ease-of-use improvements in several areas, including the following: Improved scalability, with Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 offering out-of-the-box support for deploying, running and managing...
  • Favorite KMS & MAK Volume Activation Resources

    Microsoft Volume Activation is always a hot topic with education customers. Here is a list of the top online resources where you can learn about the concepts, capabilities, and recommended best practices that can help you manage the activation of Windows...
  • CRM for Education

    Schools and universities can improve efficiency and get more from their existing resources with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Get a 360-degree view of your school, district, university, or campus with tools for educators and administrators. Drive higher levels...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...