I recently had the chance to talk with Microsoft's Vice President for Worldwide Education as part of his Daily Edventures project. Here's the result.
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Microsoft announced major milestones for Live@Edu today, as well as finally revealing details for Office 365 for Education.
Microsoft licensing can be confusing for enterprise IT decision-makers, let alone a harried tech in a public school system. This guide will help sort out the terms, agreements, and licensing models that are most likely to save schools money. Check out the related article over on ZDNet Education here.
Yesterday I featured a collection of note-taking applications in my quest for a free alternative to OneNote. Then I had the chance to talk with Jeff Janer, CEO of Springpad.
Office 2010, combined with Sharepoint 2010, is a powerful collaboration platform. But is it powerful enough to beat Google Docs even though it's drastically more expensive?
Thoughts from the Ed Tech POV at the Office/SharePoint 2010 launch!
Google Drawings is a powerful component of Google Docs that allows real-time collaboration on technical diagrams, publication of the drawings to the web, and use of the images throughout the Docs suite (and beyond).
Skillsoft, a provider of online training and professional development, released a new tool called inGenius earlier last month. Since then, I've had a chance to both talk both product developers at Skillsoft and watch the web application in action and it's clear that Skillsoft is on to something in terms of using social networking paradigms to change the way people, particularly adults, learn with and through each other.
A look at both the Beta of Office 2010 and the recently updated Google Docs suite.
As with most things in tech, that depends. As Sam Diaz pointed out in his coverage of the updates from the Atmosphere event Monday, "Google has been aggressively targeting its cloud-based Google Apps at the enterprise, hosting events like these to spread the word on the strength of the suite.