Microsoft changing Semblio educational application into a service

Semblio is a Microsoft’s educational-software add-in/toolset that was codenamed “Grava.” “Suddenly, the dedicated Semblio Web page on Microsoft’s site disappeared, but Semblio SDK download is still available. It seemed Microsoft had decided to nix the product, however it turns out Microsoft hasn’t killed Semblio. Instead, it’s turning the Semblio software into a service. Here’s the […]

Semblio is a Microsoft’s educational-software add-in/toolset that was codenamed “Grava.” “Suddenly, the dedicated Semblio Web page on Microsoft’s site disappeared, but Semblio SDK download is still available. It seemed Microsoft had decided to nix the product, however it turns out Microsoft hasn’t killed Semblio. Instead, it’s turning the Semblio software into a service. Here’s the response from a Microsoft spokesperson when asked about Semblio’s whereabouts: “We have made changes to the Semblio technology to better align our approach with major company investments in Office, SharePoint, BPOS, and Live@edu. The idea is to further the integration of education-specific solutions with Microsoft’s primary products – products already in use throughout many educational institutions today. The content assembly and viewing experiences enabled by Semblio will be available as online services that work with these products,” notes MJFoley.

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