Spend an hour today and think about mobile devices in schools

If it was just that easy…  Mobile devices in Education is something that we really do feel passionate about across my team at Microsoft.  Trying to find the right devices, and the right solutions, to provide value to the educational environment such that they are empowering tools for learning.  In many cases that means also…


Automatically put your laptop to sleep when it detects motion!

 This is one of the most useful systray apps I have seen in a long, long time.  This would resolve a major issue for me.  I have a weirdness lately where sometimes I put my laptop to sleep and then it doesn’t really go to sleep, it’s like a child that wants back up… Love the…


Intel decided to go ahead and bring sexy back.

Wow.  This laptop looks about the size of a portfolio notebook, and when I say notebook I mean the pad of paper kind. http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/notebook-supermodel/intel-unveils-worlds-thinnest-laptop-almost-skinny-as-a-razr-263359.php Best of all, a wireless charging pad…


Physics Illustrator for Tablet PC

 For those of you on other EDU blogs, especially the tablet-related blogger’s, this looks promising. Bring your drawings to life with the Physics Illustrator, a motion simulator for the Tablet PC. Simply draw two-dimensional bodies, connect them in various ways and apply forces, then watch as animation makes the bodies move, collide, and interact. Link…


Link: Deepfish!

New mobile browser – what it is and where to download courtesy of on10.  Link to EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: New mobile web browser – Deepfish! | Larry Larsen | Channel 10


Ink Desktop

From the site – If you have a Tablet PC, you’ll love using Ink Desktop. It’s like having a portable dry-erase board on your screen all of the time. Whenever you want, you can jot down a phone number, directions, or top priorities for the day. And, for added fun and functionality, don’t forget to…


Windows Live Search for mobile, very nice

Link to Windows Live Search for mobile beta Maybe I have been too wrapped up in Vista lately.  I’m usually right on top of apps like this when they release but this one snuck past me.  Very, very cool!


Tablet PCs in Education

Imagine – you are studying for a final and find an item on the syllabus you just don’t recall. That day your mind was off in space for one reason or another. You open a browser and search across the professor’s class notes. You see the material from that day, highlight a specific bullet point…


Microsoft TechTalks for Education in May

Microsoft’s Education team is pleased to announce its May TechTalks series. These Live Meetings are hosted every Wednesday and are designed for education customers (K-12 and Higher Education) to get technical information on our products and solutions.  They are open to all K-12 and Higher Education customers and partners and require an event registration.  Live…


MSFP for Treo 700w

Kevin Dean (also a Higher Ed TS) reports on the release of MSFP for Treo 700w. http://blogs.msdn.com/hied_mid-atlantic/archive/2006/04/30/587303.aspx Now if I could only get the update for my XV6700!