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  • Blog Post: Learning 2.0 meets Web 2.0

    My favorite educationally relevant and intellectual article of this calendar year (and arguably for the past 12 months or more) is one that appeared in Educause Magazine in their Jan/Feb 2008 issue entitled Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 : access it directly here . ...
  • Blog Post: Software + Services for Academia?

    So much hullabalu is afoot in the press these days regarding Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing and Web 2.0 that our own internal news service had to create a new RSS feed category just to optimally classify and keep tabs on the trends, stories and technologies claiming to be a part of the...
  • Blog Post: Expanding your LiveMeeting Investment

    Whether your school has made an investment in the Live Meeting service hosted by Microsoft, or if you utilize the Web Conferencing capabilities of Live Meeting on premise, you are probably realizing great cost-savings and efficiency benefits from the business and classroom application of this product...
  • Blog Post: S+S=SaaS?

      Microsoft’s vision of cloud computing is called, and being marketed as Software + Services .  The original, more broadly accepted term, as you are likely aware, is Software as a Service .  What’s the difference, if any?  Should you care?  Or is Microsoft just trying to re-invent...
  • Blog Post: “Campus to Cloud”

    This week I had the opportunity to participate in an innovative workshop sponsored by Center for Digital Education and Brocade .  The sponsors invited CIOs from a variety of higher education campuses across the country of varying sizes and affiliations, as well as education and industry experts...
  • Blog Post: Students, SharePoint and raw business drive – a winning combination

    Based on the 13 years I’ve spent working with education customers and technology solutions, I think I can fairly say that innovation runs rampant on college campuses – both in IT shops that are challenged with fewer dollars to deliver more services as well with students experimenting with high potential...
  • Blog Post: Exciting news in the world of (classroom) movie making!

    We’re entering an exciting launch year – not the least of which is Windows 7 – a smooth, snappy operating system I’ve been enjoying on several business and personal computers for several months. Quick sidebar: I made the mistake of loading Win7 on only one of my three children’s computers – which...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup – Olympics for Student Technologists and Artists

    For my first post of the new year, I thought I’d focus on our future – more specifically the future bright minds of the technology and computer industry that currently take the shape of ambitious and passionate students in the market that my team and I serve. For many years now, Microsoft has been promoting...
  • Blog Post: Connecting Beyond Kinect

    In November Microsoft will launch a ground breaking motion-sensing technology for our Xbox 360 gaming console system called Kinect. You can read about it and explore features here . If you research some of the history and technology in this device, you'll find an interesting mix of old and new...
  • Blog Post: Education Innovation – Microsoft Education Labs

    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...
  • Blog Post: Gode101

    I've finally caught up with the trend and am today officially posting my first weblog.  All I can say is "It's about time..."  which sounds faintly reminiscent of what my mother-in-law said when I proposed to her daughter.  There may be some interesting analogies between the...