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May, 2011

  • Make your own graduation movie!

    Gather videos and photos of you and your friends and make a commemorative movie using Windows Live Movie Maker . When you’re done, you can publish your movie to YouTube, Facebook, or even to Windows Live SkyDrive . Download the free program and...
  • Mango Es Muy Caliente

    Joe Belfiore shows off the new features in Windows Phone Mango. This is exciting new update for Windows Phone 7! Related posts: Kinectonomics: Save Money and the Planet ...read more
  • NEW-Lync Adoption and Training Kits !!!

    Lync Adoption and Training Downloads Microsoft Lync 2010 Adoption and Training Kit The Microsoft Lync 2010 Adoption and Training Kit provides a one-stop shop for resources for IT pros, project managers, help desk agents, and trainers. The...
  • Video Solutions for Lync

    Just as we have defined certification and testing for UC with PBXs, SIP providers, e911, and Gateways we are doing the same with Video interoperability. The new website for this is here . The video interop testing looks at both Video Endpoints which can...
  • May Microsoft Tech Student of the Month – Kevin Ballinas

    As the month of May comes to a close, it is time to profile our sixth Microsoft Tech Student of the Month. We have chosen Kevin Ballinas, a computer science student in his junior year at Neumont University . Kevin has had the unique opportunity of attending a school that is one hundred percent focused on computer science education. As a result, Kevin has worked on a number of innovative and original technology projects over the course of his student career. These include Windows apps, Web apps, and even software that work in the cloud and on mobile devices! Kevin’s interest in computer...
  • Stay focused through finals: Advice for students with ADHD

    Kristin Beck, a writer and editor at Office.com, offers personal advice to students with ADHD about study habits, deadlines, and taking exams. As finals approach, many students are feeling an intense pressure to perform. I know, because I went through...
  • Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit New and Updated Chapters available

    Some outstanding Lync Server deep details in the Lync Server 2010 Res Kit with new content updates available this month. I would recommend you download these chapters and become familiar with them if you are a Lync Administrator. You can download individual...
  • Have you thanked your teachers lately? (video)

    Did you know that May is Teacher Appreciation Month? Well, the month’s not over yet. So consider this a gentle reminder to reconnect with those teachers who have inspired you over the years. Let them know how much you appreciate what they do...
  • Lync for Windows Phone 7.x and new Mango Outlook Mobile features

    Updated 5-24-11 with new Mango information   At TechEd 2011 this week, we demoed the beta of Lync Mobile for Windows Phone 7.x and Outlook Mobile in the upcoming Windows Phone “Mango” release.  The Microsoft TechEd presenter commented Lync Mobile...
  • First-ever Innovative Education Forum People’s Choice Video Awards

    May 15th wrapped-up Round 2, the final round of applications for the 2011 Partners in Learning U.S. Innovative Education Forum (IEF). This is Microsoft’s premier teacher recognition program with events happening all around the world culminating in a worldwide...
  • Lecture slides & notes living happily together (video)

    In this video, I’ll show you how to drag a PowerPoint presentation into OneNote and take notes next to the slides. Find out more about how OneNote and PowerPoint are better together ! - -Jennifer Bost .....
  • UM and hypervisor-based clustering now supported when virtualizing Exchange 2010

    Some great news announced by the product team today: The Unified Messaging server role is now supported in a virtualized environment. Combining Exchange 2010 high availability solutions (database availability groups (DAGs)) with hypervisor-based clustering...
  • Center for Advanced Technologies co-presents using Microsoft SharePoint Platform

    I just got off the phone with Mark Dunkel, one of my favorite SharePoint gurus at Microsoft, and he tells me this up-coming webcast is one of the most inspiring demonstrations of Microsoft SharePoint technologies for both higher education and K12 customers...
  • Taking a Creative Approach to Stop Bullying

    Bullying has been an unfortunately hot topic in recent months, though not something new in our school communities. What is new are the creative ways educators, parents and students are choosing to address this issue. For the Microsoft Partners in Learning...
  • Cloud-based cure for overweight MacBooks (video)

    This post about using Office Web Apps and Windows Live SkyDrive with Office for Mac 2011 was written by Dawn Reeder, a writer for Office for Mac. Tired of lugging your MacBook from home to school and back again? Then it's a good thing that Office for...
  • Nervous about student teaching?

    On our new Preservice Teachers website , you'll find links to lesson plans, Office tools for teachers, classroom management strategies, and teacher communities that will help get your student teaching off on the right foot. I've spoken with a number...
  • What can you tell me about Lync Security?

    Updated 5-20-11 with new independent security tests against Lync Server 2010   I sometimes get asked by telecom teams how secure is the voice traffic in Lync and is the conferencing traffic secure both on the internal network or externally. Note...
  • Can you develop the next Gates or Zuckerberg in high school? Combining computer science and entrepreneurship

    I think almost any high school kid you meet is interested in making money. Though I bet most are thinking about it more in the context of the new Xbox game they want, or maybe buying a car or some other more immediate gratification. Doug Bergman, a computer...
  • Alex, the answer is “Elisabeth Raab competing on Jeopardy?”

      That would be the correct response to the Jeopardy question: “who is the coolest teacher you know competing on what game show?” Well, let’s just say I don’t make my living writing Jeopardy questions. Ms. Elisabeth Raab featured on local ABC affiliate...
  • Windows 7 is Common Criteria Certified

    Our friends over at the FutureFed blog reported that Windows 7 has passed the Common Criteria (CC) certification process and achieved Evaluation Assurance Level 4 with augmentation (EAL4+). Common Criteria certification is an international standard...
  • Client Virtualization for Lync 2010

    This has been a hot topic for some of my customers and I’m very happy to see it’s release. The whitepaper for Client Virtualization can be found here . Products from both Microsoft and Citrix are detailed in the paper including Remote Desktop Services...
  • Happy Teacher Appreciation Month: Thank You Teachers

    While giving thanks to teachers should hardly be limited to a specific time of year, this month in the U.S. people everywhere are dedicated to honoring the teachers that gave us so much. At Microsoft, we’re giving thanks to teachers by sharing stories...
  • Can I really move to a backupless state with Exchange 2010?

    This was asked by a university in California.  The answer is yes it is possible with Exchange 2010 and Microsoft IT has been running in a backupless state for all mailboxes in production since the beta of Exchange 2010. Note: pics from our documentation...
  • Teachers, We Love You and Thank You!

    In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Month, Microsoft is sharing stories of the teachers that made a difference in the lives of many of the people working at Microsoft. Please join us in thanking the teachers that had an impact in your life. For more...
  • #ThanksTeach Celebrates Microsoft’s Support of Teachers

    At Microsoft, we believe that education can change the world. We recognize that teachers play a direct role in education and influencing the lives of students. Each year, millions of teachers contribute to the learning and development of students across...