Just a short note to explain why those of you who have been following me may be curious as to why I suddenly disappeared from EE all of a sudden and apparently started ignoring all of your messages for the last couple of months.
Without going into too much detail, I've basically been in and out of hospital with a rather serious condition. My last stint in hospital was 4 1/2 weeks and I'm finally now home again on a "Hospital in the Home" program where district nurses regularly visit my home and I go back into the hospital once a week for doctors reviews.
The situation I'm in isn't about to change real soon, but I'm confident I'll beat it eventually :-)
So that's my story gang.. My apologies for the lack of replies and if I do seem to disappear, please know it has nothing to do with Experts Exchange forums, which I continue to thoroughly enjoy.
Microsoft announced its latest acquisition of Flipgrid, a social learning platform, in field of education through videos. Microsoft also announced the app to be free for schools, teachers and students. Office 365 Education will also be free of cost for verified education addressees. Previously, Flipgrid charged $65 per educator annually, $800 for a district and $1000 for a school. Neither Microsoft nor Flipgrid has revealed the dealing amount.
Eran Megiddo, VP of Microsoft said, “We’re thrilled to see the impact Flipgrid has had in social learning thus far and look forward to helping them continue to thrive as part of the Microsoft family. We’re diligently committed to making sure their platform and products continue to work across the Microsoft, Google and partner ecosystems to benefit students and teachers everywhere.”
Flipgrid is an educational app that contains video clips of student’s lesson plans and also allows students to create and share educational videos with iOS and Android devices. Students can also share their views about a certain topic by commenting on videos. Around 20 million educators use the app for learning and sharing purposes across the world.
Jim Leslie, CEO of Flipgrid said, “Flipgrid has always been about the educator community. They are the source of our innovation and impact”. Leslie …
Apple Service when purchasing a computer from them
I just ordered and purchased an Apple Mac Air laptop, along with a couple of genuine Apple accessories direct from Apple's online store and thought I'd share my experience when dealing with them.
Firstly, the Chat support when purchasing I found to be outstanding. The representative I spoke to was highly knowledgeable when compared to other representatives I've chatted to from other Vendors like DELL and HP. All other vendors I think could take a page from the type of people they hire to assist potential purchasers from Apple.
Apple promised to keep me up to date with the progress of my order and every promise made was honored. This again I found to be excellent to experiences I've had with other Vendors, where I got (as an example) an SMS saying that my order was processed and would be delivered soon. That would be great if those SMS's didn't actually come until "after" the product was delivered. Apple's progress reports on the other hand, were all spot on.
The boxing of the products I ordered, being the Mac Air Laptop itself, an Apple USB Ethernet Adapter and a Lacie Porsche USB 3.0 1TB external drive were very nicely boxed.
The initial setup process for the new laptop was very nicely done and extremely easy to follow, with layman types explanations given every step of the way. The