web site analytic
Browse by Tags - Microsoft UK Further Education Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Browse by Tags

  • 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: Tablets in Education: Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

    Guest post by Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the education series of blogs. In their haste to keep up with the advance of tablets, schools don’t always choose their devices on the basis of carefully assessed functionality. It’s not that they buy duds -- they have more nous than that. No, it...
  • Blog Post: Tablets in education: Acer W510

    In the first in a series of device orientated HeadsUp videos, Mark Reynolds gives us a detailed, but non-technical, overview of the Acer W510 running Windows 8 Pro. The Acer 510 is a highly portable dockable tablet, with 9 hours of battery life, that is available via Shape the Future for £395 and includes...
  • Blog Post: Intel Atom processor-based Windows 8 tablet (Acer W510) vs. Apple iPad

    The popularity of tablet devices in FE is rising as students and staff require portable devices that can be used for both content consumption and content creation on campus, and beyond. In a recent Principled Technologies Labs test, commissioned by Intel, the Acer W510 was benchmarked against the...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 - the basics using keyboard and mouse (video)

    Another useful video from Schools Business Manager, Mark Reynolds, covering a great introductory overview of Windows 8 using keyboard and mouse, rather than a touch enabled device. If you are looking at upgrading to Windows 8 on non-touch hardware, this video is a great resource to allow you to hit the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure - Interesting Data Points (Infographic)

    To celebrate the launch of Windows Azure IaaS, Virtual Networking and Active Directory, Dotnet Solutions have released an awesome infographic with some great Azure related data points. Some of these are shown below and the full infographic is available via Dotnet Solutions website . The points about...
  • Blog Post: Tablets in education: Which one should you choose?

    Since the launch of Windows 8, a wide range of tablet and hybrid devices are now available, but which one is right for you? Whether you are a student, educator or a member of the senior management team, there is now a touch enabled device to suit almost every need. For example, Seton Hall University...
  • Blog Post: BYOD in Education: What is Bring Your Own Device?

    Except from our BYOD in Education eBook written by Ollie Bray. BYOD or Bring Your Own Device is the simple idea that young people and school staff are allowed to bring their own Internet enabled device into school and use it to help them work, learn and (if appropriate) socialise. The impact of this...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 in education: Student Demos - Elizabeth

    In the 3rd in our series of Windows 8 student demo videos, Elizabeth shares some insight into how she carries out research using the unique characteristics of Windows 8.
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 in education: Student Demo - Hailey

    Following on from yesterday’s student demo video featuring Mike and Mustafa, in this video Hailey talks about how she personalises her Windows 8 Start Screen and also how she takes notes in class and uses her mobile phone to access important documents.
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Student Portal at UWL

    Great video from the team at University of West London talking about their 2012 UCISA-Eduserv Award for Excellence winning Office 365 Education project. The University set out to harness the powerful collaboration capabilities within Office 365 Education to create a personalised, interactive and social...
  • Blog Post: Flash in Windows 8

    Originally posted on the IE Blog . We have updated Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 and Windows RT to enable Flash content to run by default. On Windows 8, all Flash content continues to be enabled for IE on the desktop. As we have seen through testing over the past several months, the vast majority...
  • Blog Post: Shared private cloud sees roll out of Microsoft Office 365 for students at four Lancashire Colleges

    Guest blog post from Lisa Drakonaki from Salford Software . Four Lancashire based further education colleges, Accrington & Rossendale, Hopwood Hall, Morecambe & Lancaster and Nelson & Colne have come together as the “Lancashire Colleges Shared Services Partnership” to create a shared virtual...
  • Blog Post: Acer for Education

        Acer for Education is the investment in tomorrow! Acer’s mission of breaking down barriers between people and technology makes the company the appropriate partner for education institutions. Acer believes the world would be a better place if more people had better access to technology,...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Hands on Labs with Tech Showcase

    Are you interested in learning more about the latest technologies from Microsoft like Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?  Microsoft Learning Partners across the UK are running a full range of free first look clinics across the country covering: Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 SQL Server 2012 Visual...
  • Blog Post: Khan Academy is in the Windows Store

    Originally posted on the Next at Microsoft Blog .   A great addition to the Windows Store last week – the official Khan Academy app . For those not familiar with the Khan Academy, it’s an online phenomena that enables you to learn almost anything. For free. It's the focus on a story on Forbes.com...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft in Education: Infographic (updated)

    The final version of our Microsoft in Education Infographic is now available to download or view in full below. From helping teachers to connect and share best practice with peers to creating more emotional connections with learning through our gaming technologies, Microsoft is committed to helping students...
  • Blog Post: 24 schools in 24 hours: Windows 8 Launch around the world in education

    Originally posted on the Daily Edventures Blog . Wow, what an edventure the last 24 hours has been! It has been a phenomenal day. To celebrate the launch of Windows 8 , I’ve just completed 24 events in 24 hours across 24 time zones, visiting with thousands of educators and students via the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 in Education eBook - Now Available

    Our new Windows 8 in Education eBook is hot off the press. Written by leading practitioners, the eBook can get you started and inspire you about many of the great features of Windows 8 from an education perspective. The eBook is in sections. One is for hands-on educators, teachers and lecturers, while...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 in Education Launch Day

    With the launch of Windows 8 now only a day away, the excitement is building as we countdown to the general availability of our new OS. The ads are prepped and ready to go (if you haven't had a chance to see any, check out an example below), our partners have created an inspiring selection of devices...
  • Blog Post: It’s the difference between ‘Technology for Learning’ and ‘Technology in Learning’

    Excerpt from our Exciting Learning eBook . When I think about technology and life, I find it hard to think of examples where technology has not revolutionised or had a profound impact on what we do, how productive we are and even how we behave. Some examples include: Don’t misunderstand what I am saying...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune in Education Webinar – Introduction to Wave C

    Great overview of Windows Intune and, more specifically, the new functionality within the latest version (Wave C). Windows Intune in Education - Introduction to Wave C from Microsoft Education UK
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 in education launch event at QPR FC

    With the release of Windows 8 now only a matter of weeks away, we have some exciting education specific activities planned for launch day and beyond. BETT 2013, in particular, is going to be a great opportunity to learn more about the exciting new capabilities within Windows 8 and take some of the innovative...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Education apps in the Windows Store

    I originally wrote about Windows 8 apps for education a few weeks ago . And since last time, that I've installed some more apps, so here's my additional recommended education apps for Windows 8: Mathrathon Windows Store link for Mathrathon It's a simple maths game – you're shown two...
Page 1 of 8 (192 items) 12345»