Open source has proved attractive for K-12 school districts for any number of reasons, from upfront cost savings to freedom from cumbersome restrictions to the quality of the software itself. But how does a school or district get started with it? Three K-12 IT directors shared their experiences with THE Journal--the good and the bad, as well as the lessons they've learned in the process.More
Dawson Independent School District in Texas has overhauled its campus wireless network and is now looking to expand it beyond campus boundaries, reaching out into the homes of students living in low-income neighborhoods.More
Microsoft, as expected, released four fixes in its July security update. Three are rated "critical," and one is deemed "important."More
South Carolina's Horry County Schools is rolling out WiFi across 50 campuses in an effort to boost student learning opportunities.More
Addressing one of the key objectives of cloud computing, Microsoft this week said its Windows Azure platform will be available as an appliance that can run on customer and partner premises.
Microsoft has released an updated version of its free Windows and Microsoft Office 2010 deployment tool.More
Microsoft has released a community technology preview (CTP) of the next service pack for SQL Server 2008.More