Microsoft is jumping back into the classroom with its new Surface laptop, which will retail for $999. The 13″ laptop will come with 4GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD storage.
Microsoft is replacing it’s Internet Explorer browser, which less than 10% of us use, with its new browser called Edge. I have not used IE in many years, replacing it with Firefox and Chrome. I am dubious about all Web browsers from Microsoft, but I will try out Edge.
Microsoft and Pearson Publishing Company have announced that they are going to run educational augmented pilot projects at Texas Tech, San Diego State, and Byrn Mawr College. If you want to learn more about Microsoft’s HoloLens, you can watch this video: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us/why-hololens
Pearson Writer is now integrated with Microsoft Word 360 and the 2013 and later desktop versions. Pearson Writer is an add-in for Word that helps students manage their writing and research projects and get answers to their questions from trusted experts.
Microsoft has announced the release of the test version of Office 2016. You can read about it here and click on a link to go to the preview page.