Lync Mobile Clients

I am getting lots of intrest in the Lync Mobile Clients that were recent released. Here’s a good overview video: You need to apply Lync Cumulative Update 4 (CU4) before the mobile clients will work:-Lync not know what to do with mobile devices unless CU 4 is installed- thus devices will not work until customer…


Office for Mac 2011 SP1 RTW

We just officially released Office for Mac 2011 SP1 this morning. I know many of you are anxiously awaiting this update. If you are using Automatic Update (MAU) you should get prompted at some point today.  If you’re not using MAU, you can get access to the update either through VLSC or through the Downloads…


Microsoft Math 4.0 is out

Download this free graphing calculator for your PCMicrosoft Mathematics 4.0 provides step-by-step instructions and visual ways to explain complex problems for a better understanding of fundamental concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus. From basic math to precalculus, Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 can help you visualize and see mathematical concepts as you’ve never seen…


Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

Nelson Mandela once said that “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Education is the core focus of any country’s national agenda to drive student achievement and global competitiveness. This week, we’ll participate in BETT, an education event taking place in London, dedicated to showcasing how technology can…


Education Tools and resources from Microsoft

This is a nice doc one my my peers created.  it provides a summary of some of the tools and programs from Microsoft related to Education.


Microsoft Education Technology (Kodu) featured in NYT

This week’s New York Times magazine includes an article on Microsoft’s Kodu visual programming language:   It doesn’t make it clear that it’s a free download for PC,  as well as a $5 indie game on Xbox.   Download Kodu for free from


Interactive Classroom released

The Interactive Classroom add-in for PowerPoint and OneNote is now available for download as of last week: Microsoft Interactive Classroom helps interaction and collaboration between educators and students by enabling the creation of classroom polls using PowerPoint, and sharing content with students using OneNote. Educators can insert a multiple choice, yes/no, or true/false polling…


AppV hosted for you in the cloud

I think this could be huge for Higher Ed.  Delivering streaming applications to students wherever whenever.  We will be working on a presentation/demo for new England schools in the near future.   AppPortal is a Software + Service offering built on top of Windows Azure that provides scalable AppV application deployment. Designed for the enterprise and consumer…


OCS for Blackboard Learning Platform

Enabling Technologies wrote a really cool app that lights up Office Communication Server Instant Messaging and Presence within Blackboard.  See the attached datasheet. For more information  OCS for Blackboard Learn DataSheet.pdf


Distributing Windows to students

With so many schools signing up for NERCOMP and other site licenses, we have been fielding lots of questions about how to get the goods in student’s grubby little hands.   The is the second post in this vein.  Mid August we bloged about Office distribution.   Here’s the official line:   Here’s what schools are doing: 1.      …