Cloud Fundamentals Video Series

The Trustworthy Computing group has been recording a series on Cloud computing fundamentals. The series (some 25 videos) wraps up this week with a series finale. There are a lot of issues with cloud computing including privacy, transparency, security, and more. These videos capture industry leaders talking about these issues and providing some great information…

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Useful Download Links for Windows 8 and Windows Phone Development

Part of my job is to help people find valuable resources. I especially like it when they are free. Free is good. These links are for students, faculty and professional (or non professional) developer.  Please check these links out, visit the websites, find what looks interesting and download the tools. VS Express 2012 RC for…

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Prototypes from Microsoft Education Labs

Microsoft Education Labs is a sort of technology playground for the Microsoft Education Products group. They have a blog and other pages to share ideas and have discussions about ideas for technology in education for example. They also have some, well let’s call them experimental prototypes. Good software but not quite full time products. I’m…

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Field Trip! Johnny Cupcakes and More

I’d never heard of Johnny Cupcakes until just recently. The other night I made the opening remarks and welcome at an event run by STEP that Microsoft hosted at the Microsoft New England Research and Development center (NERD for short). Johnny Cupcakes is a company started by an energetic, one might say frenetic, young man…

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Microsoft Free Tools for Teachers

Every so often I do a talk on various free software tools that Microsoft has available for teachers. The other day I did one such talk at the Mass CUE conference. In preparation I made a handout that listed the resources I talked about and then a bunch more. I thought that this might be…

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DreamSpark–Software for Learning

I’ve talked about DreamSpark before of course but the start of the school year seems like a great time for a reminder. The Microsoft DreamSpark Program provides students with Microsoft Professional Development tools for free! Lots of tools! The full professional suite including Visual Studio and several server products. It provides access to the XNA…

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Interesting Links July 5 2010

Did you have a good Fourth of July weekend? Technically a holiday for me today as the real day come on the Sunday. I understand it was a bit of a holiday in Norway as well – Queen Sonja’s birthday. I was pretty busy at ISTE last week and then catching up on things a…

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Microsoft Institutes for Education Leaders

IF you have missed the previous Microsoft Institutes for Education Leaders in the past there are a new set of events now scheduled. I expect that more will be added in different locations over time so check the Microsoft Institutes for Education Leaders from time to time. (Oh, and there is food. 🙂 ) What…

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Pre-Collegiate Faculty Connection Redesign

Back a year or so ago Microsoft opened the Pre-collegiate faculty connection web portal to share resources for computer science, computer programming, web development and other related teaching areas. It’s been a pretty successful site with tens of thousands of teachers visiting it for news and resources. This week it was time for a site…

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Web 2.0 and Other Educational Resources from Microsoft

OK, this may not be the definitive index to Microsoft resources for teachers but it’s close. Something for everyone from elementary school English teachers to high school science teachers (check out the world wide telescope) to high school computer science teachers. Lots to choose from. Web 2.0 and Other Educational Resources from Microsoft 1. PhotoSynth…

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