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See what 2013 has in store for your IT department

In This Issue:

• The Future of Windows is here: 
Windows 8 and Windows RT are now available..........................................
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• Office 365 for Education: UT Deep Dive:
Hear UT's take on moving to the cloud in this interview..........................................
2

• Shibboleth Authentication with SharePoint 2010:
Identity provider tool helps with user authentication...................................
3

• B2B Technologies' Holiday Donation:
We donated $1,000 between three non-profits with your help ..................................
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Happy New Year!

The new year is here and with it comes time for resolutions and change.  If developing a plan for your institution's IT strategy is on your 2013 list of things to do, then this is the time to get that plan in order. In this newsletter, we will discuss updates and changes to a few Microsoft products as well as some other exciting information.  As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this newsletter as well as any suggestions for future article topics. 

Your Education Partner,
B2B Technologies

                                               



The Future of Windows is here:
Windows 8 and Windows RT are now available
These new versions of Windows move away from the Windows of the past to support the user that needs easy access to their digital life no matter where they are.  By creating a Windows with a fluid, easily personalized interface that is optimized for touch screen devices, Microsoft is changing the way people interact with their digital information. Read More... 


Office 365 for Education: UT Deep Dive
Hear UT's take on moving to the cloud in this interview
In a webcast a few months ago, we sat down with The University of Tampa to discuss their recent provisioning of Office 365 for Education among 2,000 faculty and staff. In case you missed the original webcast, check out the recording to hear UT discuss their organization's research into the best cloud offering for the university, why they eventually chose Office 365 and their migration process. Read More...

 



Shibboleth Authentication with SharePoint 2010:
Identity provider tool helps with user authentication
During several of our engagements within the education industry, we have found that there can be some issues dealing with Shibboleth Authentication and SharePoint 2010. From those experiences, we wanted to share a recent example and how we were able to work around this and maintain a high level of security with an easy user sign in process.
Read more...


B2B Technologies' Holiday Donation
We donated $1,000 between three non-profits with your help
In an effort to give back this holiday season, we decided that instead of sending out our usual holiday cards, we would take that money and donate it to causes we are passionate about.  With the help from our partners and customers, we were able to raise a combined $1,000 for American Cancer Society, TechBridge and Agape. Read More...

 

 

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