A large part of the planning that goes into updating classrooms and labs is assessing their current state. What’s working, what’s not, and what can we be doing better? In some cases, it’s not just the technology that needs to change. For most of the last decade, our labs were just rooms full of computers …Read more at the full article: Looking for a computer lab on campus?
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Everybody loves free stuff, right? For some reason, hardware and software developers simply love giving away tons of really expensive things—ranging from free software and games to phones, computers, and tablets—in exchange for hardly any work by the lucky recipients. Whenever a huge piece of technology is released to the public, you can bet that …Read more at the full article: Develop apps and earn cool stuff at this weekend’s Microsoft 8 Winter Workshop!
The Writing Center and Writers Talk
I evaluated a Microsoft Surface from the Digital Union over Thanksgiving Break. I own a couple of other tablets and quasi-tablets (Acer, Vizio, Nook) and I recently bought four iPads for the CSTW Writing Center, so I wasn’t expecting this to be much different.
I was wrong.
Using the Surface was …Read more at the full article: A Convert to the Surface
Are you wondering what Windows 8 has in store for you? Staff from Microsoft provided us with a lunchtime preview! At the workshop, we learned that Windows 8 has the flexibility you want on the devices you need to clear up that work-life blur. In this demonstration session, we discovered how Windows has been reimagined to …Read more at the full article: Windows 8: Enabling Flexible Workstyles (10/31/2012)
One benefit of moving all of OSU to a single e-mail system is that it makes it possible for us to use a single directory. What does this mean? It means that you will no longer need to switch away from the e-mail you are writing to search for someone’s info in Find People. It …Read more at the full article: Outlook Magic: The Global Address List
Did you know that you can set up your Excel document so that specific cells (such as rows serving as column headings) are constantly displayed, even when you scroll down and/or across a worksheet? One way to achieve this is by using Excel’s “freeze panes” option. Below is a quick explanation of how to activate …Read more at the full article: Freeze Panes Can Help You Keep Your Cool…in Microsoft Excel
Rich Seymore from Microsoft presented a session on using productivity tools to make information and data more useable, flexible, available, and valuable. He looked at using Office 2010, Windows 7, Windows Live, Microsoft Research, and Office Labs and discussed how to take advantage of their full potential. Resources that he used during …Read more at the full article: Microsoft Productivity Tools: Going Beyond Documents and Spreadsheets (10/21/2011)
If you haven’t been keeping up on all things Microsoft, the Windows 8 Developer Preview was released two weeks ago at this year’s BUILD Conference.
Subject to both praise and derision, Windows 8 will be a broad departure from previous versions of the Windows operating system in its implementation of the Metro UI originally created for …Read more at the full article: Windows 8 Developer Preview
This session, presented by Rich Seymore and Nancy Ramsey of Microsoft, explored using productivity tools to make information and data more useable, flexible, available, and valuable. Rich demonstrated how we can be more agile and efficient while collaborating with students, faculty, parents, and friends. He discussed taking advantage of the full potential of …Read more at the full article: Microsoft Productivity Tools: Going Beyond Documents and Spreadsheets (08/10/2011)
You may have heard about OpenOffice before, a free, cross-platform alternative to application suites such as Microsoft Office and Apple iWorks. Perhaps you’re still hesitant to try OpenOffice and you want to know the differences between it and MS Office.
A very thorough comparison of the difference in features between OpenOffice and MS Office …Read more at the full article: OpenOffice vs Microsoft Office