Administrative/Business Tools


U Arizona Moves Staff to Cloud-Based Microsoft E-Mail and Calendaring

The University of Arizona in Tucson will be moving 18,000 staff members to cloud-based e-mail and calendar applications from Microsoft that will include a larger inbox quota, instant messaging, and tools for holding online meetings. This will be the first major change to employee e-mail in about seven years, the university said.

Management Report Tool for Dynamics ERP Released

Microsoft has released a finance management reporting solution that's designed to work with its Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) products.



U Buffalo Takes Student Service Reporting Online

The University at Buffalo, part of the State University of New York, is implementing a new application to obtain self-service reporting and analysis of institutional information specifically related to student services.

Health College Moves Student Management Online

Allied Health Institute has adopted an online application to manage its student information.

Alloy Navigator 6 Automates Reports, Integrates with Exchange

Alloy Software has released Alloy Navigator 6, an update to its Navigator integrated IT operations management application.

Paul Smith's College Drives Retention Efforts with Support Software, Early Warning System

Paul Smith's College, a private institution with about 900 students and about 90 faculty, has deployed Starfish software to improve the institution's student retention rate.

Microsoft Unveils Dynamics NAV 2009 R2

Microsoft debuted the latest version of its Dynamics NAV 2009 at Directions EMEA 2010 in Prague, noting it will be available in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Jenzabar and Wimba Team To Offer Lifecycle Collaboration

Jenzabar is teaming up with Wimba to integrate their respective applications to help their higher education institutions stay in touch with constituents as applicants, students, and alumni.

Microsoft To Offer Dynamics AX Connector for SAP

Microsoft plans to roll out a new connector for its Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that can hook up with SAP's Business Suite ERP.

Is Portfolio Evidence Useful?

A capstone portfolio process can increase the value of a portfolio collection, both during a student's college career and after. Students can maintain their own record of achievement, with the portfolio central to every course they take. Students would re-visit and re-work their portfolio collection over time.