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1 Microsoft and Polycom Microsoft and Polycom Transforming Communication and Collaboration in Education

2 Today’s Education Landscape TRENDS Changing society Technology enablers Traditional vs. virtual schools Global knowledge economy Convergence of e-learning CHALLENGES Increasing educational equity/student performance Increasing enrollment/revenue Increased competition Improve productivity and efficiency Provide safe and secure campuses Reduce cost, time and carbon emissions

3 Microsoft and Polycom: Better Together o Standards-based interoperable solutions o Seamlessly communicate across all media: IM, voice, video, data o Span desktops, conference rooms, telepresence suites, mobile devices, and remote sites o Provide unique user experiences through easy-to-use Polycom HD voice and video o Facilitate presence-aware endpoints o Enhance real-time collaboration and communication Transforming Microsoft solutions into a complete unified communications platform for Education

4 Polycom Solutions Optimized for Microsoft Platform HDX family of video systems RPX, OTX, ATX for telepresence DMA Distributed Media Application Server RMX Real-time Media Conference Platform Polycom and Partner Services UC Professional Services for Microsoft Environment CX IP and USB desk and common area phones CX IP and USB Conference Room

5 Joint Solutions Meeting and Conferencing Scenarios Lync 2010 to Lync 2010/Companion HDX (call forking) 4 Lync 2010 to HDX (with HDX presence and availability) 2 HDX to Lync 2010 (Buddy List using presence from Lync Server 2010) 3 Lync 2010 to Lync 2010 1

6 Applications for Education Administrative Meetings District Department Institution to Business Governance Community Parent Partnerships Global Studies Degree/Non- degree Programs Cultural Exchanges Advanced Research Team Projects Virtual Field Trips Content Providers Authors Museums Science Centers Music Schools Marine Labs…more Campus Extensions Student Services Professional Development Advanced Placement Dual Enrollment Research Guest Lectures

7 Applications for Education DELIVER GREATER KNOWLEDGE, PERFORMANCE AND CONTENT ACCESS THROUGH SMARTER COMMUNICATIONS COLLABORATIVE EDUCATION Promotes greater interactions and engagement between teachers, content and students. Gives students on-demand access to better content wherever they may be located. Enables organizations to be more inclusive and efficient in the way they operate. Easy to utilize creating comfort and confidence. “At a time when schools are being forced to cut back, we’re strategically applying Polycom telepresence to multiply our content resources and deliver the best education possible.” Jayne Kupperman, School District of Palm Beach County

8 “We look at what the students are covering in their curriculum and look for content that will help to enrich their learning experience.” Warwick Noble, IT Director, Abbotsleigh School, Australia Challenge To have a more pedagogically innovative and dynamic international approach that matches the experiences and expectations of today’s students. Solution Easy to use and operate Polycom telepresence with natural clarity and efficiency of a face-to-face learning environment with high definition (HD) voice, HD video and HD content sharing. Benefits Virtual excursions with subject matter experts around the world Interactive classroom environment for increased interaction between campuses Able to offer best practice professional development for faculty Abbottsleigh School- Sydney Preparing students to be true global citizens by allowing them to reach well beyond Sydney’s North Shore

9 Programs to Increase Success and Utilization Content Provider Database Content providers Authors Museums Science centers Music schools Marine labs…more Honors Program Education Price Discount Academic training Professional memberships Green Screens for qualified solutions Large-scale technology user directory Collaborations for content, projects, events Expands and enhances curriculum CAPspace Professional networking media tool Partnerships from education to business Events Professional development E2B CONNECT

10 About Your Education Industry Experts Lynnette Whitfield Education Director, APAC + 61 418615125 Melbourne, Australia Polycom Education Website 30 years International experience Active members of:

11 Thank You

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