Microsoft in Education – A Presentation by Steve Beswick

I managed to finally import, edit, and clean up the video from The SharePoint EDU Conference that took place back in the Summer 2009 in Birmingham.  There is a heavy SharePoint focus as you can tell by the name.  The content below is one of six videos that were recorded so stay tuned for more…


Mr. Ballmer, Would You Sign My Mac?

Sorry, this was too funny not to post!  Well played Mr. Ballmer…well played.  Just out of curiosity, can you perhaps furbish me, employee #318193 with a personally signed version of my Lenovo (I’ll even take a Dell) ?  I know its not a Mac, but I swear it has Windows 7 on it 🙂 Macs…


Office 2010 Tips – View, Edit, and Collaborate Anytime Anywhere with SharePoint Workspace

Pilot SharePoint Workspace! Ever open your computer, ready to work from home, and realize you forgot to download that one crucial SharePoint document? Work on any teams where emailing version after version of a document takes up half of everyone’s inbox? Try out SharePoint Workspace 2010—it’s the new release of the application formerly known as…


Classrooms with “Mini” Mainframe Using Multipoint Server

The idea of using a single machine with multiple simultaneous users is not a new concept.  After all, that is exactly what server admins do all the time with remote desktop and terminal services.  But what hasn’t been as easy to do is give users access to their own desktop environment with they own keyboard…


Buy Office 2007 Ultimate for £39

It’s not piracy – It’s The Ultimate Steal! Microsoft® Office® Ultimate 2007 for a tiny £38.95. You shouldn’t have to resort to piracy to get your hands on the software you need. So, while it lasts, you can obtain genuine Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 – featuring a pirate’s booty full of features – for only…


Fora.TV Features Steve Ballmer’s Stanford Presentation on Difficult Economy

I love Fora.TV and I’ve been figuring out a way to take some of Microsoft’s product content and abstract it out to neutral technology discussions that are more closely related to policy and vision.  So while browsing, I was greatly surprised to see Steve B’s head on the front page of Fora.  It is always…

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The Great Things that Great Barr School is Doing with Software

I had an opportunity to catch up with Education MVP Alex Pearce who manages the IT over at Great Barr School.  Alex specializes in SharePoint but is well versed with most of the Microsoft technology stack and recently we got into a discussion around how the school has change since his arrival less than a…


Is Going to College Elitist?

    Rep J. Gresham Barrett           This is not a technical post but I couldn’t help but to share a remarkable video clip which pretty much sums up the average person’s *scratch* American’s *nay* Republican’s *no sir* umm…well lets just agree that this guy just doesn’t get it the current…

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Finally A Reasonable Software Agreement for Home Users of MS Office

I shouldn’t say “finally” because it has always been the case, but it amazes me that so many people do not know that Office Home & Student 2007 can legally be installed and used on up to 3 PCs.  You get Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote all for roughly a £100.   Plus, for a…


Office 2007 Ultimate for £39

A time-limited offer available to your university students with a .ac.uk email address (ends at the end of June next summer) For Office Ultimate 2007, which can cost up to £500 to buy the retail version, as a digital download, with the option to buy a backup on DVD for £9.95 Also available to your…