Education Webcasts Nov 7th – The New World of Higher Learning

As part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to help students, faculty and administrators realize their full potential, the Microsoft Education team is hosting a series of webcasts designed to address the specific needs of colleges and universities.  Please join us for the following sessions to discover how Microsoft technologies can help enhance learning experiences while increasing productivity and operational efficiency.  


The following sessions are being offered on November 7th, 2007:

November 7th - 9:00 am to 10:00 am EST


One Inbox to Rule Them All: Unified Messaging in Higher Education


E-mail, voicemail, instant messaging, blogs, shared documents and in some dark corners of campus, fax machines . . . with so many communication systems students and faculty often struggle to stay on top of important information and messages.  While the way people work has changed significantly in recent years, the messaging systems they rely on have remained unconnected repositories.  Discover how unified messaging with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 allows users to manage all of their information, even voicemail, in one consolidated system, dramatically increasing personal and team productivity.


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Event ID: 1032357205


November 7th - 10:30 am to 11:30 am EST


Enhancing Learning Experiences & Improving Productivity with Real-Time Collaboration


By bridging the gap between telephony and computing, Microsoft Unified Communications solutions allow students and faculty to have rich and dynamic interactions featuring instant messaging, voice and video over IP, and web conferencing.  Presence information, instant messaging and click-to-call functionality are pervasive and integrated throughout the computing experience so students and faculty can communicate within the context of their work.  During this session, we will explore how Microsoft Office Communications Server and related technologies can enhance learning experiences for both faculty and students.


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Event ID: 1032357204


November 7th - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST


Doing the Right Things Right: Project & Portfolio Management in Higher Education


With ever tightening budgets and stretched resources, it is essential that higher education institutions focus on initiatives that drive innovation.  Once identfiied, projects must be successfully executed, finishing on time, within budget and most importantly delivering the promised value.  This session examines the project and portfolio management capabilities of Microsoft's Enterprise Project Management system.  Incorporating sophisticated industry proven workflows and analysis tools, Microsoft EPM can help institutions identify and successfully execute those projects which afford the greatest return on investment.


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Event ID: 1032357203


November 7th - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST


Websites, Wikis & Blogs: Empowering Faculty & Students to Manage Web Content


Maintaining website or portal content in higher education is uniquely challenging.  The autonomy of departments means faculty members or even students might manage the content while IT possesses the skills and access required to publish it.  Additionally, having recognized the simplicity and power of blogs and wikis, students and faculty are eager to establish a personal web presence on the institution's web.  Learn how the integrated Web content management capabilities of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint Designer enable IT to maintain site security and branding while providing end users the freedom to publish new web content using easy authoring tools and built-in templates.


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Event ID: 1032357206

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