Higher Education, Office Developer, and Migration webcasts -

For those of you who don’t know me well, yet – I am fascinated by the inner workings of Microsoft Research, and have a deep admiration and connection to our Higher Education folks!

Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon Establish Center for Computational ThinkingMicrosoft Corp. and Carnegie Mellon University today announced the creation of the Microsoft Carnegie Mellon Center for Computational Thinking. The center was made possible through a three-year, $1.5 million grant from Microsoft. The center represents a long-term collaboration between Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon’s Computer Science Department and will support research in emerging areas of computer science, particularly those that can influence the thinking of other disciplines. Microsoft is deeply committed to education at all levels and has a long history of collaboration throughout academia. This institute is the result of work by the External Research & Programs Group and becomes the eighth such center Microsoft Research has formed worldwide to pursue particular areas of research. For more information, see http://research.microsoft.com/

Upcoming Product Support Webcasts

Best Practices for migrating from Office 2000, XP or 2003 to 2007- Level 200
Wednesday, April 11, 2007: 10:00 A.M. Pacific time (2 hours). This Support WebCast session will discuss best practices for migrating to the 2007 Microsoft Office system. The session will include information related to migration tools, technical considerations, conversions, and processes which can be used to simplify the migration to Office 2007.

News concerning Microsoft Development Technologies

Microsoft Architect Journal: Building 2007 Office Business Applications
The 2007 Office system provides a set of servers, clients, and tools to make it easier for enterprises and software vendors to build and deploy composite applications in the enterprise. These solutions, called Office Business Applications (OBAs), are quick to build and deploy; empower end users through extensive personalization capabilities; are easy to change when business needs require; and are built using familiar Microsoft Office tools and applications. Find out how to architect composite applications with this white paper.