Microsoft Education in Virginia

Information and updates for Microsoft Education customers in VA

October, 2009

  • Help with Migrating Windows XP to Windows 7

    With the excitement around the public release of Windows 7 this week, I’m getting lots of questions about the best way to upgrade systems from Windows XP to Windows 7.  Here are the best options: Easy Transfer – a great tool for end users to migrate...
  • Improved Battery Life for Windows 7

    How would you like to get an extra hour from you laptop battery? On the Windows Partner blog, Joakim Lialias, Intel’s Microsoft relationship manager wrote yesterday that “Microsoft and Intel engineers were able to reduce power usage of a Windows 7 laptop...
  • MDOP 2007 R2 released!

    Just in time for Windows 7, we’ve announced the availability of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) (MDOP) 2007 R2.  This release adds Windows 7 support for all components, except for MED-V. MED-V will support Windows 7, in the first quarter...
  • Windows in Higher Ed Conference – save the date!

    I want to take this opportunity to let you know that the Windows in Higher Education Conference is set for April 12 – 14 . We are currently working on the logistics.  More details are soon to follow including a request for session recommendations...
  • Windows 7 Product Guide now available

    Many of you have been asking about this and it’s finally available! The Windows 7 Product Guide is now available for download.  Two versions are available – PDF is 63MB and XPS is 31MB. The first section of the guide provides information on the different...
  • Search in Windows 7

    As there is a flood of interest in Windows 7 I thought I would share this helpful learning snack on Search.  Windows 7 provides the concept of Libraries, an improved Search functionality and Federated Search. In just 15 minutes you can: Learn how...