Software & Systems


Computer Labs Report to the Holodeck

Virtualization can transport the benefits of even specialized computer labs to students anywhere, alleviating crowding and saving money.

Fredonia Professor Tackles Android Apps for Educators

A professor and a former student at State University of New York at Fredonia have recently updated one of their Android applications for academic use.



Microsoft Shows Private Cloud Features of Upcoming System Center 2012

This week Microsoft is showing off its next version of System Center, a set of products for managing a Windows network. System Center 2012 will include a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) when it's released later this year that will enable administrators to manage private and public cloud services.

Microsoft Launches Enrollment for Education Solutions Licensing

Microsoft has opened a new long-term subscription licensing program for academic institutions called "Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions." The program offers "reduced entry requirements" and is based on an annual head count rather than the number of devices.

Cisco Launches Cross-Device Unified Communications App

At the Enterprise Connect 2011 trade show last week, Cisco debuted Jabber, a unified communications application that brings together presence, instant messaging, voice, video, voice messaging, desktop sharing, and conferencing into a single, consistent interface on PCs, Macs, tablets, and smart phones, including iPhone and Android.

iPad 2 Doubles Processor Cores

Apple reported it will ship the new dual-core iPad 2 next week. At a special event in San Francisco Wednesday, the company unveiled the second generation of the iOS-based mobile device, which has to date sold more than 15 million units since its introduction last year.

Is Ed Tech Accessible Enough?

Technology opens doors for college students and teachers, but it's not always adequate for non-traditional learners, despite meeting existing accessibility standards, according to professors at Western Michigan University.

Blackboard Mobile Central Comes to webOS

Blackboard has released a version of its Mobile Central app for webOS, the mobile operating system that powers HP's smart phones and tablets.

Windows 7 Patch Breaks Connection with VMware View Client

Two entries in Microsoft's February security update, released last week, block Windows 7 users from connecting to VMware's View Connection Servers, according to a VMware security bulletin.

Windows Thin PC Details Revealed

A Microsoft representative noted last week that Microsoft is planning two new options for IT organizations using Windows 7, but the catch is that Software Assurance (SA) licensing needs to be in place.