Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 brings affordable computing for education globally

Microsoft released the Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, globally to OEMs and will be rolling out to Microsoft academic volume licensing customers on Mar 1. Microsoft is also announcing new partnerships that create a strong global ecosystem of hardware companies to give customers a breadth of choices to buy and use Windows MultiPoint Server solutions.Windows MultiPoint […]

Microsoft released the Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, globally to OEMs and will be rolling out to Microsoft academic volume licensing customers on Mar 1. Microsoft is also announcing new partnerships that create a strong global ecosystem of hardware companies to give customers a breadth of choices to buy and use Windows MultiPoint Server solutions.

Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 operating system enables multiple people to connect to a single host computer with their own monitor, keyboard and mouse through USB or a video card. Each person individually controls his or her own station with an independent and familiar Windows computing experience. Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 is the flagship product in a family of shared resource computing technologies, the MultiPoint solutions, which provide teachers and students with greater access to educational technology. Shared resource computing is an emerging category that allows a customer to tap into more of a computer’s capability to enable a single host computer to support multiple users simultaneously.”

Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, is an outgrowth of a project that began several years ago in the company's research lab in India, and had been a fixture at the company's research events. Microsoft is selling the program through its volume licensing program for academic institutions, and making it available through partners including Hewlett-Packard, DisplayLink, NComputing, ThinGlobal, and others.

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