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  • Blog Post: New assistive learning technologies removing communication barriers on Windows 7

    Technology is having a transformative impact around the world. I wanted to share another great story, this time from the Abu Dhabi Center for Autism in the United Arab Emirates , where children with autism are benefitting from new technology form factors and user interfaces in assistive learning scenarios...
  • Blog Post: Free eBooks & Guides from Microsoft

    Over the last few years, Microsoft has been quietly publishing a series of free books and guides that show home-users, students, teachers, and IT Administrators how to get more from their computing investments. Below is a list of these jewels that I recently uncovered. Own Your Space-Keep Yourself...
  • 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: You Can Judge A Book By Its Sensors

    Whether through pop-up books, textured art, enhanced audio pages, or scratch-n-sniff photos, writers have been attempting to engage our senses more fully when reading. Now, the emergence of low-costs sensors will enable reading to be deeply engaging. Related posts: Windows 7 Opens the Way to “Real”...
  • Blog Post: Accessibility in Education: Real Examples…Real Impact

    I know I’ve written on the importance of accessibility in education before , but I wanted to share this video below which does an excellent job of featuring some real examples on how technology can make a difference. It features some ways in which Microsoft is incorporating an accessibility focus...
  • Blog Post: Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 helping schools save money and make 1:1 computing real

    In my 19 years at Microsoft, I've never seen a product evolve as much as Microsoft MultiPoint Server has in such a short period of time. Buying more computers to provide more students with access to technology is not the only expense schools are worried about…there are also budget considerations...
  • Blog Post: The Great Transition: Windows XP to Windows 8

    In just under two years, the venerable Windows XP operating system will reach end of support on April 8, 2014. What should schools do to get ready for what’s next? For over ten years, schools and universities around the world have been using Windows XP as the core operating system for the business...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune Keeps PCs Humming

    Small schools have a new way to use Cloud Power to manage their mobile PCs with the launch of Windows Intune. Windows Intune moves PC client management from the institution to Microsoft’s cloud datacenters. This has the effect of reducing costs for managing ...read more
  • 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...