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  • Blog Post: Collaboration in the cloud – connecting Huddle and SharePoint

    Huddle.net is a web-based collaboration system, which is designed to complement existing learning management systems or virtual learning environments by providing additional tools such as file sharing , task management , discussion forums and live collaboration . It recently won the Microsoft SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Improving student services, and saving money - How Brockenhurst College did it

    I hope that you’ve already heard about the Live@edu service, which provides a free, hosted email service for your students, based on Exchange 2010. It allows you to provide each learner with a free 10GB inbox as well as an additional 25GB of online storage space. Over the last couple of years, 10% of...
  • Blog Post: Free Event - SharePoint in FE

    One of our partners, Parabola Software, asked me to let you know about their free “SharePoint in Further Education” day which we’re hosting at our main offices in Reading on Friday 27th March. As well as an opportunity understand what Sharepoint can offer and chat with people from Parabola and Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Free Podcasting Kit for SharePoint 2007

    A few days ago, the Podcasting Kit for SharePoint was released on CodePlex (our open source project hosting web site). And, for colleges, it’s an opportunity to move into a multimedia, web 2.0 world in a more controlled way. Up until now, many of the ways that people have used podcasting, and many other...
  • Blog Post: Digital Literacy Curriculum: Now Available as SCORM Objects

    Great news! The highly successful Digital Literacy Curriculum is now available as SCORM objects that can be deployed in a Learning Platform or as part of a SharePoint/SLK implementation. The resources are free and can be downloaded from: http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/citizenship...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Showcase - Presentations Now Available

    Last week the Education team hosted a SharePoint Showcase Event at Microsoft in Reading. The idea was to present a different partner solution for SharePoint every 12 minutes! A bit like speed dating. The format seemed to be popular, at least from the feedback we got on the day! With 23 partner presentations...
  • Blog Post: Coventry's web-based voting with SharePoint

    You're probably already familiar with SharePoint, and some of its capabilities to support communication and collaboration for both students and staff. But what never ceases to amaze me are the other uses that people find for it in education. Coventry University has 17,000 students, and has recently moved...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting next week - Collaborative Campus

    My colleague Matt sends details of a Live Meeting event he's hosting online next week: Microsoft Collaborative Campus Presentation On Tuesday 26 th February at 9.30am we will be running a Live Meeting presentation to discuss the Microsoft Collaborative Campus as a way to connect students in a way that...
  • Blog Post: Salford Software and Live @ Edu

    Salford Software is hosting an event on 2 nd April at the Microsoft offices in Reading to explore Microsoft Live @ edu (one of the services that's part of Collaborative Campus) The agenda presents an information packed half-day, offering you the opportunity to hear more about Microsoft Live @ edu, and...
  • Blog Post: Collaboration - do we need fresh ideas?

    At today's College Principals' Meeting, I came across a new word "ideation" - which a colleague used on one of his slides. I'm not sure if it's a 'real' world, or one that sounded good when it went on a slide. It reminded me of my first few months when I joined Microsoft - there were all kinds of acronyms...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting - Collaborative Campus

    My colleague Matt sends details of a Live Meeting event he's hosting online next month: Microsoft Collaborative Campus Presentation On Tuesday 26 th February at 9.30am we will be running a Live Meeting presentation to discuss the Microsoft Collaborative Campus as a way to connect students in a way that...
  • Blog Post: Learning Gateway and Accessibility

    There's already quite a lot that you can do with Learning Gateway, and explicitly the SharePoint components, to increase accessibility to users, across devices. And this news item I read promises more : Shared-source software kit will advance the accessibility of SharePoint-based solutions for people...
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