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    Have you followed the trend of Microsoft’s innovation in Education?  It’s been an interesting path, for sure – especially if you trace the roots far enough back.  You could almost put it into a 3-phased approach… Phase 1 – Software Surely you remember not-so-long bygone products like Encarta...
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