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July 17, 2015

End of Support for Microsoft Server 2003 Puts Heat on K-12 Districts

Microsoft's support for Windows Server 2003 ends this week, putting districts that have not upgraded to a newer system at risk of viruses and other derailments.

July 17, 2015

Microsoft Server 2003's Demise Could Bring Tech Woes for Unprepared Schools

Microsoft is ending support for its Server 2003 operating system, which could pose security and other risks to districts that haven't upgraded.

November 12, 2014

Chromebooks Top Seller in K-12 Market

Chromebooks take the top spot in the K-12 marketplace for the first time.

October 07, 2014

Student-Privacy Pledge for Ed-Tech Providers Draws Praise, Criticism

Companies now have a voluntary pledge for privacy practices they can sign as K-12 service providers, but some privacy advocates say it doesn't go far enough.

September 15, 2014

Microsoft Announces $2.5B Deal to Buy Company Behind Minecraft

A Microsoft official pledges that the company, in acquiring the developer of Minecraft, will "nurture and grow" the enormously popular video game.

September 11, 2014

Microsoft Reportedly Eyes Deal to Buy Maker of Minecraft

The U.S.-based technology giant may be seeking to purchase the company that created the wildly popular game Minecraft, which has become a hit among children, adults, and some teachers who weave it into instruction.

July 31, 2014

UPDATE: Florida Teen Wins World PowerPoint Championship

Tyler Millis, 16, wins the gold medal in the world PowerPoint championship, which was held in California.

July 28, 2014

Florida Teen Battling to Become PowerPoint Champion of the World

Six U.S.-based contestants are among the 123 finalists competing in the 2014 World Microsoft Office Specialist Championship, being held this week in California.

July 21, 2014

West Virginia, Microsoft Partner on IT Certification Program

West Virginia will become the 12th state to implement a statewide "IT Academy" certification program through Microsoft.

June 30, 2014

Education, Inc. Looks to Impress Educators at ISTE

Companies large and small are trying to convince K-12 schools to buy their products in the massive exhibit hall at ISTE's 2014 gathering in Atlanta.

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