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  • Blog Post: Bringing the cloud to researchers around the world and online

    Originally posted on Microsoft Research Connections Blog These have been impressive days for European research, highlighted by last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN and this year’s publication of the fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change . Both are stunning...
  • Blog Post: Join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage

    Since the recent announcement introducing Student Advantage almost a fortnight ago we’ve been inundated with questions. I’m super excited at the response to the news. As a result, we’d like you to join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage at midday (GMT) on 31/10 on Twitter. Live Q&A We’ll...
  • Blog Post: The sky’s no longer the limit now that the Cloud is a real option for Education…

    Microsoft Azure and Janet Alliance have combined forces and invite you to join them to discuss the recent developments between Microsoft and Janet, Windows Azure for research and how to develop a hybrid cloud strategy. risual is a leading Microsoft Cloud Partner with four Microsoft Gold competencies...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #7 – Following Content in SharePoint Online

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . Having looked at the new social networking features of SharePoint Online back in the 2nd edition of our top user tips it’s time to look at following sites that interest you, too. If you find a SharePoint Online site in your institution...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #5 – Multiple Calendar Views in Office Web App

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . Hot on the heels of yesterday’s top user tip about SkyDrive Pro we’re back with our fifth installment all about multiple calendar views in OWA (Outlook Web App). This isn’t a feature that’s new to Office 365 Education, but it’s a...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #4 – Drag ‘n’ Drop in SkyDrive Pro

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . So far in our top user tips posts we’ve looked at scheduling online meetings with Lync Web Scheduler , social networking in SharePoint Online , and offline access with the Outlook Web App . Today we’ll focus on the awesome new feature...
  • Blog Post: Learn how to get ahead in your career with the inevitable shift to cloud-based technologies

    Microsoft Learning is running a Cloud Career day on Tuesday 12th March 2013 as a virtual broadcast. Speakers include Mark Russinovich .     As the cloud transforms IT, the need for qualified IT professionals has never been more urgent, and certification has never been more valuable. Registration...
  • Blog Post: SCEnAT on Cloud Event at The University of Sheffield, 23rd January 2013

    A technical innovation powered by Microsoft Windows Azure platform led by The University of Sheffield The advancement in cloud services now offers Universities and research groups access to an unparalleled level of technological power.  The University of Sheffield will play host this event to demonstrate...
  • 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: 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: 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: Some check points if you are considering cloud computing services for your education institution

    For IT professionals and leaders in education, there is a lot to consider when choosing to take advantage of cloud services. Yes, it’s cost saving, time saving and has lots of other great benefits, but there are important things to check with your service provider to make sure you get the best...
  • 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: Software as a Service

    One of the key enablers for Consumerisation of IT in Education (COIT) is the growing number cloud based applications and services. Much of the software available from Microsoft is now available as a cloud hosted service. A great example in Education is Live@Edu which provides free email, calendaring...
  • 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...
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