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  • Blog Post: Cost savings: How colleges can embrace cloud technology

    Taking the first step into the cloud can be daunting, and often brings up questions about security and back-up of data, but there’s a lot of great reasons to make the move. As well as the productivity benefits, the cost savings elements of embracing the cloud cannot be ignored. Think about how...
  • Blog Post: Blackpool and The Fylde College “College in The Cloud”

    Working with Microsoft and a leading Microsoft Partner, a large regional Further Education College deploys Microsoft technologies to bring about significant improvements in its services to staff and students that amount to a “College in the Cloud” We’re increasingly reporting stories...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012: The definitive Cloud OS

    Are you evaluating Server 2012 yet? Forrester Group thinks you should be. We will be working with JISC to deliver a “learn and Learn” Webinar about Server 2012 in late October so please look out for the invite. From: http://blogs.forrester.com/richard_fichera/12-09-05-microsoft_announces_windows_server_2012...
  • Blog Post: How to enrol for Office 365 for education step by step

    The anticipated wait is over and Office 365 for education is now available. So how can you get started using Office 365 in your school, college or university? Below you can find a detailed guide of how to sign up for your 30 day free trial of Office 365 for education. Increase productivity in your education...
  • Blog Post: Beyond Server Virtualization: Common Technologies for Your Move to Cloud Computing

    Gartner just released their 2012 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure *, and I am very happy to report that Microsoft is listed as a leader. You can download the full report at the link above, and I hope you read the research in detail. The report reviews Hyper-V in Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Office 365 for education

    Starting today, Microsoft Office 365 for education is available , providing the world’s best productivity, communications and collaboration experiences to schools at no cost. “ The cloud and online learning are key trends transforming education today. Office 365 for education delivers a holistic collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Day for Developers – June 22nd 2012, London

    Windows Azure, Windows 8, Devices and Open Source - The Microsoft Cloud Day on June 22 nd at the Vue Cinema in Fulham, London is a free conference for public sector developers where you can find out more about the latest innovations in Microsoft technology for the cloud and open source. If you are building...
  • Blog Post: Cloud for education: Microsoft Private Cloud Infrastructure and Office Web Apps

    To follow on from our recent post Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamics CRM post , the next post in this series includes a summary of Microsoft Private Cloud Infrastructure and Office Web Apps Originally posted by Ray Fleming Microsoft Online Services and Education We’ve made a public big shift in our...
  • Blog Post: Cloud for education: Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    To follow on from our recent post Cloud for education: Live@edu and Office 365 for education , the next post in this series includes a summary of Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamic CRM.  Originally posted by Ray Fleming Microsoft Online Services and Education We’ve made a public big shift in our...
  • Blog Post: Cloud for education: Live@edu and Office 365 for education

    Originally posted by Ray Fleming There’s recently been a lot of discussion within education about different models of ICT services. Individual universities have tended to use a mix of services provided on-premise and cloud-based services . And newer models of teaching and learning have accelerated the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 365 vs Google Apps

    You may be considering a cloud based solution to save costs and increase efficiency in your school, college or university. There are lots of factors to take into account when moving to a cloud solution in your institution, from security and compliance to access and support for users. This is a useful...
  • Blog Post: Schools Network Gains Greater Messaging Resiliency and Flexibility at a Lower Cost

    Originally posted by Why Microsoft Organizations, schools and businesses all over the world are considering potential benefits from cloud solutions, as they support employees and partners, and seek to increase their impact. Today we will learn how The Schools Network selected Microsoft Office 365 and...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive: new features enable learning anywhere, not just in the classroom

    Yesterday’s announcement about new features to SkyDrive is great news for students and education staff. SkyDrive’s file cloud is now more accessible with the option to view and edit files from all popular desktop and mobile devices. Student files and assignments can be stored and accessed online in one...
  • Blog Post: Using private and public cloud solutions on your terms

    Things are changing very rapidly in the way that ICT services can be delivered and used in schools. You may have functions in your school that span across traditional, private and public cloud computing environments - Microsoft provides common management (with System Center ), identity (with Active Directory...
  • Blog Post: School in a Box Reception – House of Commons, 29th February 2012

    On 29th February, Microsoft were at the House of Commons, Westminster for the School in a Box Reception hosted by Reading MP Rob Wilson. The event provided a high profile opportunity for schools and Microsoft Partners to show how they are working together to provide high quality, flexible and scalable...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune Webcast

    Windows Intune is an elegant management solution for academic institutions of all sizes.  Whether you look after a single school or college, or manage a large group of schools, Windows Intune allows institutions to remotely perform PC management and security tasks in the cloud. From a single console...
  • Blog Post: Steps to the Cloud with RM

      Chris Munday, Head of Proposition Development, RM   has written a guest post on his thoughts on the benefits of Cloud and which steps to take to get there, of which will be further discussed at BETT   When you think about what Cloud computing can offer within education, the possibilities...
  • Blog Post: Consumerisation of IT in education: Be prepared…

    Consumerisation of IT in education hasn’t happened overnight, it has evolved over a period of time and is largely down to three things: · Choice – a greater variety of devices, form factors and operating systems · Cloud – many more services running in the cloud ...
  • Blog Post: No-Code Designer Solutions for SharePoint 2010 training course

    One of our partners, Collabco Software , have written a post I would like to share with you on SharePoint 2010 and the opportunity for a course on creating no-code SharePoint Designer Solutions. Please take a look below and if interested, details on how to enrol are given at the end. Information Technology...
  • Blog Post: Brockenhurst College, staying lean and efficient

    One area that we, here,in the Education team like to report on is cost saving and how looking at different area’s in education, this can be achieved.   Brokenhurst College , in the New Forest in Hampshire, serves a wide area, covering seven local authorities. Its main activity is providing exam...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Academy developing student skill sets at Birmingham City University

    It isn’t only schools nowadays that are feeling the stretch of limited budgets, but also universities around the UK and are looking at ways to save money without comprising  high quality in learning for students and still provide opportunity to achieve industry recognised certification and prepare...
  • Blog Post: Best of Microsoft Management Summit UK 2011–Registrations are now open!

    We would like to give you the opportunity to invite your customers to attend The Best of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) UK 2011 on Tuesday 3 May at Microsoft London, Cardinal Place. Best of MMS UK 2011 will provide the best possible opportunity to learn about the latest IT Management products, solutions...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Hyper-V Cloud Roadshow - Invite Your Customers TODAY!

    Your Invitation To The Hyper-V Cloud Roadshow! For a growing number of businesses, the journey to cloud computing starts with a private cloud architecture. A private cloud pools and dynamically allocates your IT resources across business units, so that services can be deployed quickly and scaled out...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Education White Paper - Baby steps into the Cloud

    Gerald Haigh, an education writer and journalist, has close contacts within many education establishments. It was because of this that we asked him to interview a wide group of people about the use of Cloud services in education, which meant understanding what's going on today, as well as what the future...
  • Blog Post: Your complete guide to virtualisation

    Let me make it absolutely clear - I am not a virtualisation expert. But I have heard enough network managers in schools, colleges and universities talking about their virtualisation projects to know that it's very important to their ICT infrastructure - whether that's reducing cost, cutting carbon emissions...
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