Over the next few months, we are going to running a series of briefings on specific aspects of ICT in education, relating to some of our newer technologies and their use in education. They are all running as Live Meetings, where you are able to watch the PowerPoint presentation on your screen, and hear the presenter talking through your phone.

  • The upside is that you can join in during a normal day, without having to drive a hundred miles to get to a venue somewhere else in the country.
  • The downside is that you don't get coffee and biscuits at the beginning of the meeting - unless you make it yourself!

You don't need to register in advance for these - simply login on the day (give yourself 5 minutes to download and install the free Live Meeting software at the beginning)


23rd November 10.00-10.45am

Education Infrastructure Optimisation

How mature is your IT Infrastructure? This session introduces Microsoft’s Infrastructure Optimisation (IO) initiative in Education. Get an overview of the tools and methodologies available to help you measure your IT infrastructure maturity, and produce a roadmap towards a dynamic IT environment. The IO model is based on a model from Gartner, and has been used successfully globally in the commercial world by businesses to help them to analyse the next steps in their IT infrastructure development.

Click here to put this into your Outlook Calendar, with the joining instructions

Attendee URL: https://www112.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=EDUIO&role=attend

The URL above will let you access the presentation. To hear the presenter call 0118 909 2000 and use participant code: 9395559

Presented by Nick Umney, an Account Technical Specialist in the UK Education Team

 


5th November 10.00-10.45am

Windows Vista in Education

This session will explore new features in Windows Vista for teachers and Learners that make Windows Vista a tool for learning. We will also look at the new features for system administrators to create and to protect the virtual campus.

Click here to put this into your Outlook Calendar, with the joining instructions

Attendee URL: https://www112.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=SQH3DD&role=attend

The URL above will let you access the presentation. To hear the presenter call 0118 909 2000 and use participant code: 9395559

Presented by Steven Audis, a Microsoft Education Technology Adviser in the UK Team

 


19th November 10.00-10.45am

Microsoft Office 2007 in Education

Get an overview of the latest Office system from Microsoft, which provides the ultimate arsenal of productivity tools for your students, educators, administrators, and support staff. From word processing to classroom presentations and animated Web design, the Microsoft Office system delivers a powerful and easy-to-use experience. Introducing Learning Essentials 2.0.

Click here to put this into your Outlook Calendar, with the joining instructions

Attendee URL: https://www112.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=GMBMJ6&role=attend

The URL above will let you access the presentation. To hear the presenter call 0118 909 2000 and use participant code: 9395559

Presented by Steven Audis, a Microsoft Education Technology Adviser in the UK Team

 


17th December 10.00-10.45am

Connect Learning Community - Learning Gateway for Further Education

The Microsoft Learning Gateway is a powerful education portal that enables the people throughout further education share information and work together on projects from a single point of access. The Learning Gateway uses innovative collaboration and communications technologies to help you get more out of your existing applications—using familiar tools and extending the value of your investment in Microsoft technologies.

Click here to put this into your Outlook Calendar, with the joining instructions

Attendee URL: https://www112.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join?id=NTZ477&role=attend

The URL above will let you access the presentation. To hear the presenter call 0118 909 2000 and use participant code: 9395559

Presented by Steven Audis, a Microsoft Education Technology Adviser in the UK Team