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  • Blog Post: Upcoming Microsoft EduCast: Wonders of 1:1 Learning: How devices can empower and enhance student learning

    Register today for the September 16 th Microsoft EduCast The Wonders of 1:1 Learning: How devices can empower and enhance student learning - September 16th, 8:00 - 9:00 A.M. Pacific Standard Time The debut webinar in the 2014-15 Microsoft EduCast series in just one week away! Register today to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Surface BYOD Program Imparts "Persistent Change" at a Microsoft IT Academy in Philadelphia

    By guest blogger Keith Loeber, Director of Academic Content, Microsoft Corporation If you haven't heard of it, BYOD (bring your own device), is the organizational practice of allowing-even inviting-networked users to use their own devices for work and school. In the early days, BYOD was regarded...
  • Blog Post: Bing in the Classroom Makes U.S. Schools Safer and Smarter

    I am proud to announce that today, Microsoft has just made the Internet safer for students. That's because Bing in the Classroom - a free program that provides ad-free, safer, more private search in schools - is now open to all eligible K-12 schools in the U.S. With every Bing.com search done through...
  • Blog Post: College & Career Readiness: A Microsoft IT Academy Live Virtual Event, February 13

    The pace of change in the job market, evolving technology, and demand for skilled workforce has placed a certain burden on educators around the world to provide current curriculum for successful and job-ready students. Keeping up with the job market, however, is no easy feat. That’s why Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: MYSCIENCE. The Consumerization of Science

    Standford University Computer Science students ignite the consumerization of science with Microsoft Research's Project Hawaii initiative. Related posts: Project Hawaii: Students Build the Future of Mobile + Cloud Computing Incorporating Windows Phone ...read more
  • Blog Post: Custom filtering, using transport rules on Outlook Live

    Live@EDU (Outlook Live) has a number of well published and documented security and compliance features, a few of them I have listed below (as well a reference for more information about each topic) – 1. Spam Filtering – http://help.outlook.com/en-US/140/dd251294.aspx 2. Cross Mailbox searches –...
  • Blog Post: Computer Programming at South Dakota Gear Up

    South Dakota Gear UP is an outstanding program run at the South Dakota Schools of Mines and Technology in Rapid City. This year a programming mini course was added to the mix for the group of rising freshmen who make up the newest cohort of this four ...read more
  • Blog Post: Pittsford School District goes Live@edu!

    Pittsford Central School District, in NY State has just rolled out Live@edu to their 6000 students.  Prior to this deployment, Pittsford had been struggling with inefficient communications between their teachers and students.  After a pilot of the service, and in partnership with CGS, Pittsford...
  • Blog Post: 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...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Want some deeper dive video based training on the upcoming Office 365 cloud offering?

      Some excellent Office 365 video jump start training delivered by the products teams covering Lync Online, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Office 365: • Office 365 Jump Start (01): Microsoft Office 365 Overview for IT Pros • Office 365 Jump...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education: Putting Teachers in Control, Today

    When we first launched Office 365 for education back in June, we did so with an eye to helping transform education. Teachers were asking for a holistic collaboration platform that would allow them – and their students – to easily and safely access the knowledge and tools required for 21st...
  • Blog Post: 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 schools around the globe! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________...
  • Blog Post: 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...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Accessibility - Technology for Everyone

    July 27, 11:00 a.m. (PT), 12:00 p.m. (MT) Reserve your seat, virtual seating is limited http://net.educause.edu/live1121 "Our vision is to create innovative technology that is accessible to everyone and that adapts to each person's needs. Accessible technology eliminates barriers for people...
  • Blog Post: 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 recognized by 26 member nations including the United...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Services and Accessibility

    "Our vision is to create innovative technology that is accessible to everyone and that adapts to each person's needs. Accessible technology eliminates barriers for people with disabilities and it enables individuals to take full advantage of their capabilities." —Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Are your students entered in the Windows Phone app contest

    This Summer, build Windows Phone 7 apps and you could earn exciting prizes to catch a movie, eat ice – cream, buy camping gear and more!! This special competition is especially for students. It’s a great incentive to get creative and do something ...read more
  • Blog Post: CS & IT Conference Day 1 - 2011

    This year CSTA is trying a bunch of new things with the CS & IT Conference. First off we added a workshop day on the front end. So yesterday there were a number of three hour workshops. You can see what was offered on the CS & IT agenda . I sat ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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...( read more )
  • Blog Post: 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...( read more )
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Announced

    Microsoft announced the next version of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” to help the partners build devices that take advantage of the new user experience. As part of this technical preview, Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware and PC Ecosystem at...
  • Blog Post: “Bring Your Own Data”—the next debate

    While the conversation about whether students should bring their own devices seems pressing pressing now, it is not the consumerization shift we need to get our collective heads around next. The next debate will be about how do we enable students to ...read more
  • Blog Post: Small Basic 1.0 is here!

    Have you been working with Small Basic? If so you probably know that it has officially been pre-release software. Well not it is released software and you can now download Small Basic 1.0 .. With the addition of Icelandic (Yes Icelandic) it is now available ...read more