Off Campus

Michael Greene

May, 2006

  • Pen based technology in Education

    In the past couple of days I’ve discovered several cool things going on at Purdue. The first was Boilercasting, the second was WIPTE or Workshop on the Impact of Pen-based Technology on Education (I appreciate that the syllable count is on par with some...
  • OEM sites for Vista Readiness

    To follow up my post on chipset manufacturers, here is a list of websites from workstation providers. These are the sites I was able to find, if you know of others please post in the comments. Dell - http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/solutions...
  • Motorola Q

    You may have seen all the excitement and hype across the gadget sites these past few days around the Motorola Q. To understand why check out Verizon’s flash demo – http://www.vzwshop.com/q/ Why is this important to education? I’m willing to bet...
  • Modern Processor

    In demos and presentations we often communicate that Vista will run best on a “Modern Processor”. Chipset manufacturers have published their own web sites to describe which of their products offerings will provide support for Windows Vista. Intel ...
  • Tablet PCs in Education

    Imagine – you are studying for a final and find an item on the syllabus you just don’t recall. That day your mind was off in space for one reason or another. You open a browser and search across the professor’s class notes. You see the material from that...
  • Opening .XPS documents in Windows XP

    XPS documents will no doubt start to surface on the web over the course of this summer. If you're not yet ready to load Vista as your day-to-day OS there are options for you to open and read .XPS files in XP. http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/xps/viewxps...
  • Good RMS questions

    Received a few good questions today on Rights Managemet Server: Does RMS work with PDF? RMS works with a defined set of applications out of the box but can be extended. We have several partners that provide value-add including Adobe Reader. The...
  • Microsoft TechTalks for Education in May

    Microsoft’s Education team is pleased to announce its May TechTalks series. These Live Meetings are hosted every Wednesday and are designed for education customers (K-12 and Higher Education) to get technical information on our products and solutions...
  • .docx sample files on OpenXML Developer

    The guys over at OXD are ever-impressive. John Greer has posted 2 sample documents originally created in Word 97-2003 format and converted to Office 2007 .docx format. http://openxmldeveloper.org/articles/SampleDocs2.aspx I believe the point is...
  • How Microsoft solutions can benefit educators

    Webinars are now available to help educators understand how to leverage Microsoft software in the classroom and to make schools more efficient. http://www.microsoft.com/education/seminars.mspx Topics include - Microsoft vision for collaboration...
  • Updated: Indexing in Vista

    Update to this post - I recently learned part of the information in my original post was not correct. The index is in fact not part of the user profile, it is per-machine and stored in programdata/Microsoft/search. The search results are limited to what...
  • Windows-HIED

    There is a great listserv for technical discussion of Microsoft and other technologies in high ed environments. Subscription information is available on http://windows-hied.org/ . The participants of the listserv have an annual conference in Redmond...
  • Password policies

    This was already written up earlier today on another TechNet blog but I wanted to make note anyway in case subscribers don't digest the entire TechNet feed. Prof. Eugene Stafford posted an interesting write-up on password policy myths. Especially relevant...
  • MSFP for Treo 700w

    Kevin Dean (also a Higher Ed TS) reports on the release of MSFP for Treo 700w. http://blogs.msdn.com/hied_mid-atlantic/archive/2006/04/30/587303.aspx Now if I could only get the update for my XV6700!