This week we hosted 35 College Principals, Vice Principals and Senior Managers at the Microsoft Campus in Reading for a day showing both our technology and solutions and that of our partners.

From our perspective, it was a successful day – demonstrating how Microsoft solutions can help Further Education colleges with both their business needs (CRM, Business Intelligence, SharePoint, Office Communication Server) and also their student needs (with things like Live@edu).  Feedback from the day was very positive from both partners and customers.

This is the first time we have followed a format of both Microsoft and also direct partner presentations  - we chose 8 partners who have worked most closely with us developing their solutions for the FE sector. These partners were Parabola (SharePoint), Tribal, Capita, Diagonal (CRM), Clarity (BI), Salford Software, RM, Focus on Business (CRM).

This is the 6th event we have done over the last 18 months specifically for college senior managers – keep an eye on the blog for future ones.

All of the slides are available to download:

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