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  • 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: Azure IT Pro Camp (Free 1 day training event)

    This is a Microsoft delivered training day, hosted by Salford Software in Manchester on Monday 10th December 2012. It’s a technical hands on introduction to some of the IaaS Cloud Services that Microsoft is now offering to Academic organisations. The camp will be led by an Azure specialist and is aimed...
  • Blog Post: Day three at ALT-C 2012

    So the third and last day of ALT-C 2012 came around pretty quickly, what with so much exciting stuff so far from the conference. Day three was no exception, filled with lots of inspiring sessions and conversations. The main theatre kicked off with Mark Stubbs , Head of Learning and Research Technologies...
  • Blog Post: Day two at ALT-C 2012

    Another excellent day was had by Microsoft at ALT-C today, with lots of great sessions and  discussions. In the main theatre, the day started with Kirstie Coollin from Nottingham University, talking about ePortfolio for employability. Kirstie began by explaining how the Centre for International...
  • Blog Post: Day one at ALT-C 2012

    Well, as first time visitors to ALT-C , we are loving it so far! University Place in which the conference is held In terms of sessions, the day kicked off with an intro, then a popular keynote speech from Eric Mazur (Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University), who discussed...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 at ALT-C 2012

    Guest post by Lee Stott Are you ready for Windows 8 and the Cloud? Millions of people around the world use Windows every day.  With Windows 8 Live tiles on the Windows Start screen, display information from your website and service and turn your app into a real time awareness engine - even when...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Collabco at ALT-C 2012

    Guest post by Max Holden from Collabco. ALT-C is an annual conference for learning technologists. This year it will be held at the University of Manchester on 11th – 13th September and Microsoft and Collabco will be exhibiting here for the first time! Collabco will be supporting the Microsoft exhibition...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at ALT-C 2012

    On the 11th – 13th September we are excited to be exhibiting at ALT-C 2012, which is taking place at the University of Manchester. ALT is a registered educational charity in the learning technology field who aim to ensure that the use of learning technology is effective and efficient, by bringing together...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Spring 2012 HE/FE Update

    ULCC (University of London Computer Centre) are hosting a morning briefing designed to showcase the experiences of two University's implementations of Microsoft technologies. The briefing is happening on Thursday 24th May 2012 from 10am until 2pm.  The event will finish with a chance to network...
  • Blog Post: FE Events

    Blog post on behalf of Mike Morris - Further Education Business Manager (Twitter: @ FEMikeMorris ) Our events are an excellent way for colleges to find out more about Microsoft’s free products and programmes , and how they can save money in education institutions. Our latest event for FE colleges...
  • Blog Post: Consumerisation of IT and how to manage consumer devices on networks

    Come and join us on the 27th of March in Newcastle where we will be discussing the Consumerisation of IT and how to Manage consumer devices on networks . We hope that this event will be of interest to students, academics and IT Pros. The event will give you a glimpse of the latest technologies that Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft System Centre 2012 Launch Events and webinars

    We would like to give you the opportunity to invite you to register and attend the Best of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) UK 2012 in May   in Manchester, Reading and London respectively. These will be our official System Centre 2012 launch events in the UK. · 8th May, Manchester (Hilton Deansgate...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Webcast - A webcast for students interested in entrepreneurship!

    Are you a student with an entrepreneurial mind? Thought about starting your own business? Are you interested in technology? Listen in on our first live webcast on Tuesday 21st February from 6-7pm! We have a great line up for the session, you’ll hear from Joshua March, Co-founder of Conversocial.com ...
  • Blog Post: LSIS Events

    Posted on behalf of Mike Morris (BM for Further Education). At Microsoft we are always keen to support organisations within F.E. that advocate the responsible implementation of technology to promote success. Success can cover a number of areas for a college including operational efficiency, improved...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync - Transforming Communications and Collaboration in Education and Reducing Costs

    Did you miss our recent Lync in Education webcast? The recording is now available below. Watch this webcast to hear how Stratford College managed their Lync project starting with the initial business case, through implementation to benefits realisation. Whether you are looking to introduce instant messaging...
  • Blog Post: Slides from the Microsoft in Education Forum (#msedf)

    Sean O’Shea , James Marshall and I recently ran the first in a series of Microsoft in Education Forum sessions at our offices in Reading. With over 700+ tweets about the event and some lively debate throughout the day, the session offered a unique opportunity for us to share some of the latest projects...
  • Blog Post: Education Webinar Series: New Dates Announced

    As part of our ongoing commitment to help inform and inspire the education community about how our products and services can help save money and make your institution more effective, we are excited to announce the next in the series of our free webinars. Hosted by Richard Lane, we will be sharing the...
  • Blog Post: Intellect Education Group Seminar - Key Technology Challenges in FE

    After being based in and around Russell Square for the last 5 years during my time at ULCC, yesterday I found myself back in familiar surroundings for the Intellect Education Group seminar, which have their offices directly on Russell Square. With speakers including Lynne Sedgmore (157 Group), Clive...
  • Blog Post: MICROSOFT EES/LICENSING WORKSHOP FROM VIGLEN - ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL HIGH WYCOMBE, 22nd July 2011

    Do you want to know more about EES (Enrolment for Education Solutions)? Do you need to know more about Microsoft licensing, including: Client/Server Licensing Work @ Home / Home Use Programme Student Licensing Software Assurance & Other Benefits OEM & Operating System Licensing Virtualisation...
  • Blog Post: The Sunday Times and Wellington College Festival of Education in partnership with Microsoft, 25th-26th June 2011

    Come to The Sunday Times and Wellington College Festival of Education on 25th and 26th June to learn more about the most important issues in education today. This will be an unmissable event for anyone who cares about the future of education. Be part of an audience of parents, students, academics, teachers...
  • Blog Post: Meet the UK Finalists of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011

    The Imagine Cup, started in 2003,  is an annual competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft to give young technologists in universities worldwide the chance to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges using Microsoft tools and technology. More than 325,000 register over 100 countries however...
  • Blog Post: Lync Education Event 4th March 2011 summary

    Robin Chan, Voice TSP, UK Incubation at Microsoft Reading ran the Lync Education event on 4th March 2011 at Cardinal Place, London. Here is his summary of the event. This event was the first we have run dedicated to Lync 2010 for the education segment and very well received and extremely popular. The...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server 2010 Event, Cardinal Place, 4th March 2011

    How Microsoft Lync evolves the education experience, improve staff & student learning/collaboration while driving down costs I am delighted to invite you and your colleagues to join us at Microsoft London (Cardinal Place) for a Lync education event on the 4 th March 2011. Modern education establishments...
  • Blog Post: Presentations from Efficiency using Microsoft SharePoint Event, Walsall College, 28th January 2011

                                       After the successful event at Walsall College on 28th January 2011, the presentations  from...
  • Blog Post: Partner Event: Microsoft Office 365 prep for Education Providers

    At Microsoft in general, but especially in the UK we have a fantastically rich partner ecosystem, and within the education space alone there is a huge number of partner companies out there who can help with all sorts of projects. Oxford Computer Group, experts in identity and access management, are one...
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