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We've got together with a couple of our partners – Generation-e and Paradyne - and are heading out to Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth with an education roadshow for schools. And the timing's perfect, because we've got the opposing effects of rapid technology change and squeezed IT budgets, happening right now.

So we thought you might want some help to consider how to make effective use of cloud technology, and providing your students with sustainable access to a 'no compromise' learning device. Plus, for the IT enthusiasts, there's a need to fill the insatiable appetite for learning about the new technology and product releases – like Windows 8 and Office 365. And that's what the roadshow is all about.

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Agenda

The aim of the agenda is to pack in as much as possible, and still leave enough time at the end for you to talk with colleagues from other schools and get the chance to see some of the latest Windows 8 devices, and touch and feel some of the new laptops, slates and all-in-one computers.

8:45am Registration
9:00am Welcome
9:15-10am Learning Re-Imagined with Windows 8
10am-11am Windows 8 Deep Dive: Management, Security, Usability, Devices and more
11am-11:15am Morning Tea
11:15am-12pm How to empower your staff, increase productivity and reduce IT costs with cloud computing
12pm-12:45pm Enhancing collaboration and communication in schools with Lync
12:45pm-2pm Lunch & Showcase of some of the latest devices

Make a date: Find out more, and register for the Microsoft Education Roadshow in one of the following cities:

Make a dateSydney on 23rd November, at our North Ryde offices
Adelaide on 26th November, at the Microsoft Adelaide office
Melbourne on 28th November, at our South Bank office
Perth on 30th November, at Wesley College, Como

I'll be speaking at the Sydney one, so I'll look forward to meeting some of you face to face for once!