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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Offers Teacher Training Workshops in the U.S. to Empower Teachers on How to Use Office, OneNote, and Windows in the Classroom

    Students are learning on their own smartphones, tablets, and in the cloud. Schools work hard to manage their own data and technology platforms. With so much changing in your school, deciding what's right for your students takes careful consideration. Empowering students to learn with technology while...
  • 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: Assessment for Learning with Lync Online!

    As a technical guy, I spend most of my days talking to customers about how they can deploy Office 365 for education, or answering questions about what the service can do. In this guest post, our resident star Mandeep Atwal talks about how schools are...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Get More Lync to Love

    Across the nation, Microsoft Education has been sharing our excitement and real impact stories about Microsoft Lync in Education.  Now, I want to share with you a few more things to love about Microsoft Lync. Tabbed Conversations Add-In for Microsoft Lync 2010 Tabbed Conversations is an application that...
  • Blog Post: IM an Expert Lync bot available for download and other Lync customization examples

    What is a Lync query response bot? A Lync query response bot is custom developed automation component accessible via IM where end users can query via IM for information against various databases, Internet like Bing, or even connect you with other live...( 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: Eight+ Windows 8 Must Read Blogs for Educators

    So you think you know everything about Windows 8? Time for a knowledge assessment. No related posts.
  • 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: Lync Mobile Clients Are Here!

    It really does not matter how cool you think your smartphone is if does not help you be more productive at work. Discover how Lync 2010 can make your smartphone smarter. Related posts: Skype Joins Microsoft! Tale of the Seadragon and the Leopard ...read more
  • Blog Post: Updates to Lync 2010 Resource Kit

    Two new chapters have been posted to the Kit. One on Direct SIP and the other on Exchange Unified Messaging integration. Direct Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) provides SIP trunking between an IP-PBX and Lync Server. Direct SIP supports the following...( read more )
  • Blog Post: The 22nd Century Experience on Office 365

    There is a lot of talk about next-generation learning, but what does that really mean? We talk about how kids need 21st century skills to succeed in higher education and careers, but we are well into the century, and if we are to be preparing students for the future, shouldn’t we be working in...
  • Blog Post: 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...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Configuring Lync Custom Statuses To Support Assessment for Learning

    In our last post our guest contributor Mandeep Atwal talked about using Lync client to support assessment for learning strategy in the classroom. I thought this was a great post as Lync Online is part of Office 365 for education and users can use Lync...( read more )
  • Blog Post: When the Digital Divide Closes

    Recently, Andrew Ko discussed the critical need to close the digital divide in America , and the challenges to doing so. Cameron Evans contributed a later post about some of the inspiring programs and initiatives taking place right now. What about the future? What’s on the horizon to close the...
  • Blog Post: 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...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Standard CAL is being added to Core CAL suite

    This is good news that you can be licensed for Lync IM and Presence via new Core CAL suite coming August 2011.  See the upcoming CORE CAL here: *Suite components currently planned for August 2011, and would be available with active Software Assurance...( read more )
  • Blog Post: Skype Joins Microsoft!

    It's official. Microsoft closes its acquisition of Skype. Related posts: XBOX LIVE Goes Visual In A Whole New Way Polycom Takes The Reigns for Microsoft Office RoundTable Facebook on XBOX Live Coming Soon ...read more
  • 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: 8 Lync Tools you can use!!!

    8 Lync Tools you can use for free, my favorite tool is the Conversation Translator which is a great usage case scenario for English as a Second language in schools or other business that need to communicate to various languages and countries. Check...( read more )