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Internet Explorer 8 Site Compatibility

Consistent with our efforts to promote further interoperability across the Web, Microsoft will be releasing Internet Explorer 8 to render content in its most standards-compliant way by default. Giving top priority to Web standards interoperability allows us to help web developers and designers drive toward the ideal of “write once, run anywhere”, freeing up more…


Producer for PowerPoint 2007 Beta Available

Microsoft is pleased to announce that the beta version of Producer for PowerPoint 2007 is now available to customers on Microsoft’s Connect site!   Microsoft is releasing this add-in because of the vocal requests we’ve been getting from customers deploying Office 2007.  They wanted an updated version of Producer 2003 which is compatible with PowerPoint 2007,…


Exchange Labs Added to Live@edu Services

Microsoft just added no-cost Microsoft Exchange Labs e-mail for students and alumni to its Live@edu online communication and collaboration applications tailored for educational institutions.   Live@edu with Exchange Labs gives students and alumni access to a reliable and security-enhanced e-mail experience similar to what they may use in the workplace, while university IT administrators can…


Blueprint for Education Architecture

A common customer request is for a tool to help guide network designers with their implementation strategies.  Network Managers want to see a blueprint for ALL devices and software – both operating system and application layers.  That type of help from Microsoft comes in two forms: high-level guidance and product specific guidance. First, the Windows…


Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Releases to Manufacture

We know that many of you are anxious to get your hands on the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RTM bits. And to that end, we have some good news. We are pleased to announce that – while broad RTW availability is still scheduled for March – the SP1 Update RTM bits are available now…


SharePoint Governance in Education

I recently had a discussion with Mark Dunkel, one of the education group’s experts on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), about the challenges our customers are facing today with MOSS deployments.  Here are the main thoughts that came from that discussion.   Most SharePoint customers that we’ve dealt with struggle – really struggle – with…


Looking for a cool way to be more productive?

Download the new Office system Tips & Tricks Windows Vista sidebar gadget from the Windows Live Gallery today.  By clicking on the gadget itself this convenient new tool delivers a new Office system productivity tip seven days a week, 365 Days a year!     Note:  The Windows Vista gadget is optimized for the latest…


Education Test Drive

Microsoft created this web site to show how connecting people with each other and with information can drive new ways of communicating and collaborating.  Our goal is to enable learning without limits – anytime, in any place, and at any pace.   The Test Drive web site has two focus areas: Teaching and Learning (instructional)…


Unified Communication in Education – Tearing down Barriers

Join us for this webcast on Microsoft Unified Communications (UC) to learn how Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2007 work together to provide a full spectrum of rich voice communications tools. Voice over IP (VoIP) is the next generation of voice communications. By enabling communications over your IP network and integrating these…