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  • Blog Post: WorkSmart Guides - Updated ready-made IT user documentation

    When I started working at Microsoft, I hadn’t been in such an open, technology rich culture before. And with so many IT systems around, and so many different software resources, my head was buzzing. In fact, I remember that at the end of the first week, the number of links in my Favourites was massive...
  • Blog Post: How do I set up Windows on a touch PC?

    The Microsoft IT team are the people responsible for keeping the Microsoft internal IT systems running and providing the users with support - in the same way that IT teams in schools/TAFEs/universities do. ( And in the case of some universities, on a similar scale!) Part of their role is providing training...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Governance and Lifecycle Management in education

    As you’d expect, we run a massive internal SharePoint system at Microsoft. It contains 250,000 site collections and 36 terabytes of data - growing at the rate of 1 terabyte every three months (yup, that’s the equivalent of 300,000 extra 1MB documents every month). The impact of that growth was not just...
  • Blog Post: Securing your sensitive education data automatically

    This isn't an every day kind of blog article - it's something for data architects, or people who need to think about securing sensitive data - like student performance data or financial information - across a large education organisation. There are huge amounts of data being collected in education. A...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Plans for hybrid deployment of Office 365 messaging

    Another good case study from our internal IT team has just been published, as they discuss their journey to the Cloud. One of the things they are managing is the hybrid model of some applications/users moving into the Cloud, whilst others stay on premise. In this case study, they talk about the planning...
  • Blog Post: Cloud migration strategies in Education

    I've just updated the list of webcasts on Cloud migration strategies - which focus on the migration of internal Microsoft business applications to the Cloud with Windows Azure , by adding the interview with two key architects - Scott Richardson and Tom Woods. They talk extensively about the cost-saving...
  • Blog Post: Encryption in education - If one of your staff laptops disappears - do you know the data is secure?

    According to The Guardian, BP have just lost a laptop containing 13,000 personal records related to the Gulf oil spill. And the laptop had no encryption. So where are we with encryption in education? I've been a BitLocker encryption user since the days of Windows Vista on my laptop, and since that time...
  • Blog Post: Moving to the Cloud - the Microsoft experience

    I have a huge respect from the Microsoft IT team - the people who have to keep our IT systems up and running, in the face of tens of thousands of highly capable internal users ( yes, 'highly capable' also means disruptive! ) and millions of users externally (including some with evil intent). So when...
  • Blog Post: How to deploy Windows 7 to 200,000 computers

    The Microsoft IT team have the job of running an complex and rapidly-changing IT infrastructure for a very demanding user base - our own. Sound familiar to you too? Well I guess it should, because almost every education institution has exactly the same challenges and budget pressures. The team are often...
  • Blog Post: Ready-made IT user documentation

    When I started working at Microsoft, I hadn’t been in such an open, technology rich culture before. And with so many IT systems around, and so many different software resources, my head was buzzing. In fact, I remember that at the end of the first week, the number of links in my Favourites was massive...
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