Avistar has introduced two new software offerings designed to deliver business-class desktop videoconferencing to existing computing environments.
- By Denise Harrison
Liquidware Labs has updated its user profile management and configuration program. ProfileUnity Pro version 4.5 allows the administrator to synchronize user data, block by block, to a central database, where it can be accessed on demand from the user's existing or new desktop.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The NYC iSchool, New York's model for innovation, project-based learning, and technological skills development, has chosen ClassLink's LaunchPad as its system-wide virtual desktop solution.
- By Scott Aronowitz
HP this week launched SchoolCloud, a cloud computing solution designed specifically for education, in collaboration with ed tech provider ClassLink. HP also introduced TeachNow, a software app designed to help teachers build lesson plans, and HP MultiSeat, a virtualization solution to allow students to share a single host computer with multiple keyboards and screens.
When Beech Grove City Schools' director of technology, Teresa Kratzer, gathered 35 district teachers and staff to form an ad hoc technology committee, she knew they faced a formidable challenge: With district budgets being strangled by a difficult economy while the need for ed tech continued to expand, she and her team were charged with solving the two disparate problems simultaneously.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Microsoft and Red Hat have validated that their respective Windows and Linux operating systems will run on each other's virtualization platforms.
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft announced the beta release of System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 last week.
IBM rolled out a free toolkit to help IT pros migrate their infrastructure to IBM products and use Microsoft's virtualization technology to consolidate servers.
Microsoft last week announced a number of updates to its System Center line of server management products.
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 will get an R2 upgrade next month, according to an announcement by Microsoft earlier this week.