The giant software manufacturer Microsoft has recently announced to release Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 which is said to let users at multiple terminals connect to a single host computer. The operating system was released two days ago with the great aim to support the education segment. Microsoft has also promised to debut the product to academic volume licensing customers on March 1.
As theoretically advertised, Windows MultiPoint Server 2010 is such useful tool for school as it can help saving money by reducing the number of computers needed in a typical classroom to one, the host system, which could be connected to multiple thin-client terminals through a video card or USB. According to Microsot, students on those terminals could have their own accounts and work independently in a Windows environment.
Using this program, it is possible for an administrator or other controller to drop content into a Public Documents folder from the host computer, with that content appearing in users’ Document Libraries. To some extent, MultiPoint Server 2010 is also said to aim at not only educators but small working groups as well.
According to the statement of Gartner analyst Bill Rust delivered at the same time with the Microsoft announcement, shared resource computing can multiply the number of student workstations available to schools, delivering more value while staying within the same budget. One of many meaningful functions of MultiPoint Server 2010 is to help teacher align computing resources better with instructional strategies while deploying fewer fully configured computers and reducing workstation support liabilities.
To the end of 2010 will Microsoft release some other server products, said Microsoft. One of the most recent announcements of Microsoft is that SQL Server 2008 Release 2 would be ready at some point in May. At the preview phase, SQL Server 2008 R2 shows it to include enhancements to help administrators centrally monitor and manage multiple database applications, servers and instances.