Education News
Education News
October 21, 2009
In this issue
Windows 7 resources
Colleges improve service delivery, save money
News from Microsoft Education
Events and seminars
Comments? Suggestions?
Send us a message
The New Efficiency   
Windows 7 is here!
Join the U.S. Public Sector virtual launch on November 10
Learn how cost savings and productivity come together for education organizations with our new wave of products: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. Join Microsoft U.S. Public Sector Vice President Curt Kolcun and top technology leaders to talk strategy during “The New Efficiency” virtual launch event—November 10 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time.
Register today!

Windows 7 resources
For a limited time, eligible college students can get Windows 7 for only $29.99.
This is the place to start for Windows 7 benefits and technical resources.
Get your arms around the new features and improvements in Windows 7 so that you can deliver it to your users with minimal disruption. — TechNet Magazine
Want to get to know Windows 7 inside and out and be better prepared for all those "quick" questions from your friends and family? This video series will get you started.

Colleges improve service delivery, save money
"With Live@edu and our hosted Identity Lifecycle Manager solution, we have achieved a paradigm shift in our ability to provide business-class communication and collaboration services for our students."—Bill Gray, Chief Information Officer, Technical College System of Georgia
"Microsoft Application Virtualization ... solves so many of the deployment problems that we grappled with in the past and streamlines the entire application management process." —Jinx Walton, Director, CSSD, University of Pittsburgh
"With Live@edu, we have established our reputation as a college with leading-edge technology solutions for our students."
—Amos Terrell, Chief Information Officer, Valdosta Technical College

News from Microsoft Education
Don’t let the H1N1 virus stop student learning. Teachers: Create a class workspace using Office Live Workspace (beta) to continue sharing course work. And, if you think you have flu-related symptoms, try this self-assessment.
Students can submit a 100-word essay for the chance to win a portion of $1 million in technology aid from Samsung’s Four Seasons of Hope. The philanthropic initiative will reward winning writers with a Samsung Netbook and their local schools with cutting-edge products, software, educational television programming and cash grants.
Do you know what a “firewall” is? Or why your computer has “cookies”? This online safety resource will teach you, and it has brochures and downloads you can use in your classroom.
What technology tools do you need and want in the classroom? Join the learning at our Education Labs prototypes. Try the math worksheet generator, and then let us know what you think.
Get education news, trends, and insights from Anthony Salcito, Microsoft's Vice President of Worldwide Education.
Education news from Microsoft and ideas and resources for your classroom.

Events and seminars
November 3-6, in Denver, Colorado
Are you attending the 2009 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference? We’re looking forward to meeting you and experiencing the insight and thought leadership this conference delivers. You’re invited to attend these sponsored events and seminars.
Learn how Live@edu can benefit your K–12 institution
November 2, 10–11:00 A.M. Pacific Time

Build a K–12 portal with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
November 10, 9:30–10:30 A.M. Pacific Time

Classroom research with Bing in K–12
November 17, 9:30-10:30 A.M. Pacific Time

Education analytics platform for K–12
December 1, 9:30–10:30 A.M. Pacific Time

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