SkyDrive – Personal cloud storage for Windows available anywhere

Continuing on with the wave of improvements of the popular SkyDrive cloud storage solution, we are excited to take another big step towards making SkyDrive far more powerful. You can now take your SkyDrive with you anywhere, connect it to any app that works with files and folders, and get all the storage you need—making SkyDrive the most…

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Greater access and reduced costs to computers in schools with Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

We’ve previously posted on Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 regarding the new features available to teachers and administrators. Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 is the latest version of the clever technology that allows you to share one computer between multiple students – saving money on hardware, power and IT management costs. It’s an ideal solution when it’s coming up…


Microsoft Education Related Software Presentation

This is one of the presentations I’m giving at the North Otago Principals’ Association Teaching and Learning Conference. It is still a work in progress but that is one of the great things about Office Web Apps embedded support, as I update the presentation, it will be updated in this blog automatically.


Windows Steady State like functionality for Windows 7

Windows Steady State was a solution for Windows XP that made it easy for an IT Pro to manage a kiosk type shared computer by resetting it back to a known state after a user logged of. Lots of people have asked for this capability in Windows 7 and Microsoft has just released a document…


Windows Optimized Desktop for Education Ebook

A vital need for students, faculty, staff and administrators in education today is effective, productive access to and control of technology. For end-users, that translates to productivity in accessing information and transforming it into knowledge and supporting collaboration. For administrators, effectiveness is providing a resilient infrastructure that supports the success of students and faculty and…