Microsoft new products – Lisa Faia

Some awesome new sites/products include:

  • Photosynth.net
  • worldwidetelescope.org
  • Kodu
  • officelabs.com (eg pptPLEX)

Office 2010 new features:

  • PPT: easier embed of videos into ppt from file, site or clip art and perform some minor editing (styles, shapes, trim, crop, fade)
  • PPT: broadcast capabilities eg Skydrive or Sharepoint
  • Can save any files direct to Sharepoint
  • Word now has true simultaneous editing
  • OneNote has new collaboration features, such as user identification when collaborative editing
  • Ink-to-Math

Multipoint is an SDK that will work with Office 2010 allowing up to 25 students to use a mouse (eg wireless) at a time on the one computer. The server edition will allow keyboards to also be simultaneously used.

Microsoft Surface – a multi-touch-table with software running on top of Windows 7 (collaboration with nsquared)

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Associate Professor at Macquarie University.
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