2012 Microsoft Education Partner of the Year — Dell

This week, I’m in Toronto for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).  As always, it’s amazing to see this broad ecosystem of partners who support our education customers both with implementation with technology innovation, but also with industry expertise and integration.  Our education partners continue to be not only strong advocates of change in innovation…

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Talking about gaming and learning at SXSWedu

Last week, I had the chance to attend the 2nd annual SXSWedu event. It was a great time for networking and learning, and I think they’ve taken the spirit and energy of the main SXSW film and music festival and applied to a more thoughtful and open dialogue for education reform. I had an opportunity…

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Leveraging SharePoint for your LMS

As schools and teachers continue to use digital assets for collaboration, homework assignments, and more, learning management systems and tools such as Moodle have grown in popularity in classrooms. ELEARNINGFORCE manages to take many of the same features and tools requested by customers and built a solution around Microsoft SharePoint as a toolset.  This not only…

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Microsoft Education Partner Interview: Cambridge University Press

I started the conversation a few days ago about the evolution of digital publishing in education. As publishers move to digital text and reading, online storage and digital libraries are becoming increasingly popular as a destination path.  The cloud, in addition to providing tremendous opportunities to scale, can create a great opportunity for publishers to…

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Microsoft Education Partner Interview: Tribal

One of the things schools are increasingly looking towards is the use of technology and data to create an opportunity for transformation and optimization of student learning opportunities. I’ve blogged previously about how schools are using data better to drive more successful student outcomes, and how partners are building new solutions to help them. Tribal…

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Microsoft Education Partner Interview: SunGard

As technology in higher education continues to evolve and become more mission critical to operations across systems and learning environments…administrators are seeking new ways to evolve their current platforms. They’re also looking to embrace cloud technologies, mobile devices, as well as creating new opportunities for faculty and students to leverage technology. One of our education…

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What new devices mean to the world of publishing in education

One of the most exciting trends happening in education today is the evolution of digital publishing. Publishers around the world are starting to embrace not only new reading modalities but new form factors and devices to create both interactive and enriching experiences for students and educators. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is on the forefront of…

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New assistive learning technologies removing communication barriers on Windows 7

Technology is having a transformative impact around the world. I wanted to share another great story, this time from the Abu Dhabi Center for Autism in the United Arab Emirates, where children with autism are benefitting from new technology form factors and user interfaces in assistive learning scenarios. In the video below, you can see…

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2011 Microsoft Education Partner of the Year — Desire2Learn

I’ve spent some time in Los Angeles this week at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) meeting with partners, talking about business opportunities to build on the Microsoft platform to deliver new solutions to the education market and celebrating their successes. This year, Desire2Learn won the 2011 Microsoft Public Sector Education Partner of the Year…

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Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 helping schools save money and make 1:1 computing real

In my 19 years at Microsoft, I’ve never seen a product evolve as much as Microsoft MultiPoint Server has in such a short period of time. Buying more computers to provide more students with access to technology is not the only expense schools are worried about…there are also budget considerations for energy and maintenance. With…

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