Microsoft announced Feb. 24 that it is ready with Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, a product that lets schools run a classroom full of systems using just a single computer, CNET reports. Multipoint Server allows up to 10 different setups—each with its own keyboard, mouse, and monitor—to run from a single server. “We heard clearly from our customers in education that to help fulfill the amazing promise of technology in the classroom, they needed access to affordable computing that was easy to manage and use,” Microsoft vice president Anthony Salcito said in a statement. NComputing, which already offers a similar approach using both Linux and standard versions of Windows, said it will incorporate MultiPoint Server across its product lineup. HP, ThinGlobal, Tritton, and Wyse also plan to offer products based on the software…

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Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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