Partners in Learning Network

The Partners in Learning Network is the next generation of our popular site, the Innovative Teachers Network (ITN). The Network provides educators with the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in their local region and around the globe. Members can create professional development communities around a common theme, upload their best practices to share, engage with…

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KMS Questions about Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Key Management Service (KMS) activates computers on a local network, eliminating the need for individual computers to connect to Microsoft. To do this, KMS uses a client–server topology. KMS client computers can locate KMS host computers by using Domain Name System (DNS) or a static configuration. KMS clients contact the KMS host by using remote…

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Bing and Wolfram Alpha Join Forces

Microsoft’s new search engine Bing is now using the computational engine known as Wolfram Alpha to answer some of its users’ search queries. Wolfram Alpha is an entirely different sort of search engine than anything that Microsoft, Google, or Yahoo offers – it’s built on top of Mathematica, a program used in scientific, engineering, and…

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Dell Virtualization Events: Desktop to Datacenter

Discover and Learn about Windows 7, Desktop Migration, and Data Center Virtualization for Government and Education Want to Increase Your Efficiency? The Virtualization Power of 3! Windows 7 Microsoft HyperV DELL PowerEdge Servers WINDOWS 7Windows 7 Enterprise is the most advanced Windows operating system for Public Sector institution PCs, designed to meet the evolving needs…

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Bing Content Filtering

We have received feedback from a number of customers and web filtering vendors about content filtering and enforcement concerns with Bing. Microsoft is committed to providing you with industry leading content filtering and enforcement capabilities and has taken action to address these recent concerns.  Our goal is for you, and the firewall and parental control…

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Windows 2000 End-of-Life

Windows 2000 On July 13, 2010, Extended Support for Windows 2000 will end and this product will no longer receive assisted support or security updates from Microsoft. This affects all editions of Windows 2000, including Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server. Self-help Online Support for Windows…

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Windows 7: Clean Install vs. Upgrades

A hot topic as I traveled to my customers this month has been the recent confusion around upgrading to Windows 7. And inevitably the questioned is asked: Should I do a clean installation or simply upgrade my computer? Here’s a list of why I believe an upgrade is a REALLY BAD IDEA. Some applications don’t…

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