April, 2013

  • Calling All Innovative Educators

    Here at Microsoft, we strive to offer great training and experiences for teachers across the world through our Partners in Learning program, like our Partners in Learning Network and the power it brings for teachers across the globe to collaborate. ...
  • The State of Maine Switches to Windows PCs for Statewide 1:1 Learning

    I am very excited to share the news that the State of Maine has selected the HP ProBook 4440 running Windows 8 as the learning device of choice for all 7th and 8th grade middle school students. This is a watershed moment as Maine has the only statewide...
  • Configuring PerformancePoint in SharePoint 2013

    Last week while assisting a customer configure SharePoint BI I ran into an interesting problem when configuring PerformancePoint. After following all the steps precisely on this page: Configure PerformancePoint Services: http://technet.microsoft.com...
  • Bridging the gap to 1:1 computing – from Microsoft to Mozambique

    From time to time we at Microsoft Education invite our partner community to guest blog on Microsoft in Education, David Yunger, CEO at Greenbridge Computing, Inc is here highlighting the benefits of Windows Multipoint Server and how it's positively impacting...
  • Windows 8 Wednesdays: A Q&A with a Technical School that Simplifies the IT Environment with Windows 8 Deployment

    Students report that the operating system makes it easy to view information without opening applications. In this week’s Windows 8 Wednesday post the Microsoft in Education blog talks with Heiki Tähis, Head of IT and CIO of the Tallinn Polytechnic...
  • SQL Lunch - GeoFlow: 3D Geospatial Visualization

    Join me next month to learn about a new Geospatial visualization feature of Excel 2013 on the SQL Lunch. Lunch Details #75-GeoFlow: 3D Geospatial Visualization Speaker: Julie Koesmarno Add To Outlook: Add To Calendar Date and Time: 5/10...
  • Creating a Shared Dataset with Report Builder

    I was recently asked by a customer if you could build a Shared Dataset using Report Builder 3.0. More specifically, can you build a Shared Dataset that combines multiple tables from the same database? To be honest, I wasn't sure initially because I never...
  • Alumni in Office 365 Education

    Increasingly, institutions look for ways to keep in touch with their students after they graduate. This can be for many reasons, and it’s not unusual for a requirement of any email solution to be that it should support the creation of accounts for alumni...
  • We The People Want More Broadband Investments for Our Nation’s Classrooms

    An interesting petition for funding an increase in school broadband hit my inbox this afternoon. How does this petition move the needle on college and career readiness? No related posts.
  • Can’t convert domain to federated

    I ran into an interesting problem setting up ADFS 2.1 on Windows Server 2012 for Office 365 federation. It is now a supported server OS for ADFS and Office 365 as long as you run the Azure Active Directory PowerShell.  ADFS setup worked flawlessly...
  • A quick and easy way to link Moodle to SharePoint with Collabco MyDay

    Collabco is a specialist Microsoft Partner focused on SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Lync, UAG, Mobility and deliver the following services: Technology Consultancy, IT Strategy Consultancy, Development, Project implementation, Support and Training.  They...
  • Alumni Address Book Policy in Office 365 Education

    We recently took a look at one of the ways you can address the question of supporting alumni users in Office 365 Education, and I mentioned that you would need to look to the new Office 365 Education in order to provide custom address book policies in...
  • Microsoft Announces Imagine Cup 2013 U.S. Finalists

    REDMOND, Wash. – April 16, 2013 - Microsoft today announced the 13 teams who are advancing to the 11 th annual Imagine Cup U.S. Finals , the world’s premier student technology competition, honoring student technology innovations that address the world’s toughest problems. The U.S. Finals will take place on May 13 in Silicon Valley and will be streamed live on the U.S. Imagine Cup Facebook Page The list of finalists include: Lost Spectrum, University of Houston/ University of Texas Chroma Tales: The team developed a fast-paced 2D action game on Windows Phone 8 where each...
  • Partner Offering: Live@edu Upgrade Training

    Oxford Computer Group, a Microsoft Gold Partner, are running a series of one day training events that cover how to complete your upgrade from Live@edu to Office 365 for education. In their own words: “This course provides an introduction to the process...
  • Windows 8 Wednesday: Giving Students a Voice with Windows 8

    Today marks the first in a series of Windows 8 Wednesday posts, weekly updates focused on how Windows 8 is making a difference in education – for both educators and students. I hope you will check back often and follow me on this journey. Just...
  • Microsoft Announces the Imagine Cup 2013 U.S. Finalists!

    REDMOND, Wash. – April 16, 2013 - Microsoft today announced the 10 teams who are advancing to the 11 th annual U.S. Imagine Cup Finals Demo Day. Demo Day will take place on May 13 in Silicon Valley and will be streamed live on the U.S. Imagine Cup Facebook page. The list of finalists include: Lost Spectrum, University of Houston/ University of Texas Chroma Tales: The team developed a fast-paced 2D action game on Windows Phone 8 where each level lasts approximately five seconds. Each player’s mission is to restore color to the world. Kinect PT, University of Virginia Vitrunetics...
  • Webcast: Build Awesome Windows 8 Apps using Azure Cloud Services

    You may have heard about cloud-computing and all the cool ways you can use it to boost your projects, but did you know it could also land you more job opportunities as a mobile app developer? Take Microsoft’s cloud-computing platform Windows Azure for example. A rising number of businesses and companies out there are looking to hire developers who have experience creating apps on the cloud platform. In fact, according to Elance.com, job listings looking for Windows 8 and Windows Azure developers have more than doubled since January 2012 and over 250 listings are added every month. There has...