Microsoft and its hardware partners on Monday rolled out preconfigured data warehouse reference architectures that incorporate Microsoft SQL Server 2008. The new offerings are part of a "SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse" program and feature hardware server products from Bull, Dell, and HP.
Jenzabar has upgraded its Non-Traditional System (Jenzabar NTS), a Web-based administrative service intended to help colleges and universities manage continuing education courses, workforce development programs, and certificate programs.
Moodlerooms, a service provider for the open source Moodle learning management system, has released a patch designed to enhance Moodle's external database authentication and enrollment plugins. Moodlerooms contributed the patch to the Moodle community this week; users can vote to make it a standard component of Moodle.
South Suburban College in South Holland, IL has selected Datatel to create a new student information system. Datatel's technology and professional services will replace a legacy system currently used by the institution.
Johns Hopkins University has put its Collexis Holdings Expertise Portal online as a public Web site where individuals can search, sort, and view compiled views of the research conducted by the university and its faculty. Collexis Holdings develops semantic search and knowledge discovery software.
VMware has released an update to Fusion, the company's desktop virtualization solution for Mac OS X. The latest release, version 2.0.2, includes a range of enhancements, from updated host and guest operating system support to new security features to new virtual machine importing capabilities.
Microsoft's Exchange Labs is changing its name to Outlook Live and adding new e-mail features. Exchange Labs/Outlook Live is a component of Live@edu and functions as an R&D environment for Microsoft's new e-mail developments. The service is free for academic users.
Last fall, Google sent a retro bus full of technology and Google Apps for Education experts across the United States to visit 10 higher education campuses. At the end of the road, CT asked Jeff Keltner to reflect on his company's intriguing Google "road trip."
The College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin will be adding the Solid System from Applied Biosystems for genomic analysis as part of its new Genome Sequencing and Analysis Facility. The new instrument will allow researchers to expand their studies to rapidly catalog large genomes and perform a variety of applications that include transcriptome analysis and targeted resequencing, among others.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has partnered with The Grafting Parlour, a collaborative research project involving artists and scientists, to display living cells via streaming video to an event in Dublin, Ireland.