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  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Education Upcoming Live Webcasts

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM in Education 19th June 11am-12pm Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a powerful relationship management solution that can help to streamline processes in all areas of an education institution. The powerful framework allows easy to use applications to be developed to support any area including;...
  • Blog Post: Students keep work safe with Microsoft Live SkyDrive

      James Evans, one of our friends from EduTech at EduGeek, has written a blog around Windows Live SkyDrive and the benefits he feels it has for students. Windows Live SkyDrive, is a free-of-charge file hosting service that allows you to upload files to a cloud storage and then access them from a...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Bootcamp - Powered by Tech.Days, Edinburgh 11th November 2011

    If you are a developer looking to take advantage of cloud computing, but you haven’t yet taken the plunge, this free day of training is the quickest way to get up-to-speed with Microsoft’s offering; Windows Azure. We’ll take you from knowing nothing about the cloud to actually having written some code...
  • Blog Post: Free Live@edu webcasts–join up today!

      We’re running a free webcast series between now and Christmas that we’d like you to be a part of! Over three sessions we’ll be talking about what Microsoft Live@edu is, how you can deploy and migrate to it, and how you can promote it at your institution. There will be lots of opportunities to...
  • Blog Post: 25 FREE Microsoft Technical exam vouchers–hurry before they all go!

    The Microsoft IT Academy Programme and  Prometric have teamed up to offer 25 FREE Microsoft Technical exam vouchers (Value Over £1000) to organisations who are not existing Prometric Exam Centres when they sign up. Becoming an exam centre is FREE and can be a great additional source of revenue....
  • Blog Post: Learn more about Live@edu intro webcast

    Starting week of 9th May, Microsoft are beginning some intro webcasts to Live@edu . If you would like to learn more, have the opportunity to ask questions, and receive a follow up call/email from our telesales lead, Anthony Nneke, please register for one of the webcast via the below links. 10/05/2011...
  • Blog Post: Why UK higher education institutions should invest in technology

    I read this article in the Guardian and thought it made for interesting reading. Here you can find some good cost saving examples. Take a read and see what you think. Why HE institutions should invest in technology
  • Blog Post: Microsoft EES/Licensing workshop with Viglen – University of Sussex 15th April 2011

    Do you want to know more about Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES)? As one of the top licensing resellers in the UK as well as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Viglen are well placed to understand the licensing needs of their customers. A training course is now available at the University...
  • 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: Microsoft Office Competition for Students ...

    How would you visualise this English-language panagram ‘’The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.’’ ? Microsoft has teamed up with Student Beans to give a student the chance to win a state-of-the-art HP Pavilion dv6-3125sa Entertainment Laptop. All you need to do is enter with an imaginative and...
  • 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: Free Microsoft ebooks - feed the geek inside you

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about the free Virtualisation ebook . I'm still working my way through it on my Kindle - I've got to page 156 of 480, and am currently in the detail of desktop virtualisation. It's been really useful to help me understand some of the technical things I'd never understood about...
  • Blog Post: Tech·Ed 2010 - Download the presentation videos free

    If you've ever been lucky enough to get to Tech·Ed, you'll know that some of the best technical presenters are there, presenting some of the most useful technical content for IT managers. Each year over 100 people from UK educational institutions travel out to it (this year, it was in Berlin), but I...
  • Blog Post: Final External Speaker line-up for the Microsoft FE Briefing on 3rd December

    We are holding our annual Further Education Briefing next Friday on 3 rd December 2010 at the Microsoft Campus, in Reading. In addition to the Microsoft speakers that you'll have the chance to hear from, we've confirmed the final line up of external speakers at the event: Three key Microsoft partners...
  • Blog Post: Start the term with new Office academic templates

    Am I the only one who gets bored with a document format after a few months, and then wants a completely different design? That PowerPoint that looked so smart last year looks a bit clichéd this term. A document which looked professional when you first published it, doesn’t look quite so good when it...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Saturday comes to the UK

    Just a quick note to point SharePoint lovers towards the SharePoint Saturday , being held on October 2nd in Birmingham. At a time when training budgets are shrinking, then you’ll be cheered up to know that it is free to attend, and is being run by a group of SharePoint enthusiasts, very focused on sharing...
  • Blog Post: The easy way to install WordPress

    Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I mentioned WebMatrix , which gives you an easy way to install a bunch of web applications – like WordPress, Moodle and Joomla! – on a standard Microsoft platform (which means you can more easily fit into the rest of your ICT infrastructure). Well, I just read an...
  • Blog Post: Freebie time - Desktop Virtualisation for dummies booklet

    Let’s start by getting the jokes out of the way. Yes, the ‘…for Dummies’ books are my kind of books. And, No, that’s not me on the front cover. Now, that’s over with… I’ve got my hands on 30 copies of the ‘Desktop Virtualisation for Dummies’ booklet to give away. And, let’s face it, desktop virtualisation...
  • Blog Post: Free Microsoft software for charities

    I know that many colleges get involved in activities with charities, and staff are often involved in charities in their private lives. Did you know that we run a scheme that allows UK charities to obtain Microsoft software free? ( Well, almost free, as there is an administration charge from CTX who handle...
  • Blog Post: Translating your websites into 30 languages–with 5 minutes work

    With such a diverse community across FE today, there are plenty of good reasons to make college websites and portals as accessible as possible to students and parents from outside of the UK, or for whom English is a second language. When I saw the new version of the Microsoft Translator tool, I realised...
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