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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Education White Paper - Baby steps into the Cloud

    Gerald Haigh, an education writer and journalist, has close contacts within many education establishments. It was because of this that we asked him to interview a wide group of people about the use of Cloud services in education, which meant understanding what's going on today, as well as what the future...
  • Blog Post: How Microsoft uses the Windows Server 2008 R2 features to enhance our own security

    The Microsoft IT team publish case studies of how we've used our own products within our own infrastructure - sharing their real-life experiences. This month there's a case study about the way that we've implemented the security features in Windows Server 2008 R2, along with Windows 7 on the desktop...
  • Blog Post: The Virtualisation Hub on TechNet - getting the right planning information

    The TechNet team create useful technical content for IT Managers, and their latest project is absolutely perfect for college IT managers who are considering their next step with virtualisation projects ,or are wondering if they should be considering virtualisation projects. Predicting resource requirements...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Live Meetings - System Center in Education

    After the success of the last few Live Meetings, with over 100 attendees at each, the ' System Center in Education ' series Continues with a closer look at each of the products and what they mean to Education Customers. They have been scheduled as a series in advance, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings...
  • Blog Post: Find out more about Microsoft System Center for Education - an upcoming Live Meeting webinar

    Richard Lane, who is the UK education team's resident techie is getting the bit between his teeth and running an increasing number of Live Meetings. As soon as we're sure there's enough demand, then we'll start to schedule a specific day and time each month, so that you can put them in your diary, and...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: How to deploy Windows 7 when you’re tied to IE6

    If you are one of the colleges that need to use Internet Explorer 6 to stay compatible with a specific application you use in some departments, then you may find it useful to know that there are options to help you to move your ICT infrastructure forward, whilst keeping IE6 support on your network for...
  • 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: What is our CIO thinking about?

    If you are responsible for IT in a large organisation, then one of the biggest challenges you face is the huge pressure from internal and external forces for constant change – and also to reduce your budgets. The Microsoft Chief Information Officer Tony Scott is no different. I recommend taking ten minutes...
  • Blog Post: Managing Costs at Microsoft using IT – An insider’s view

    I was in a training session on Friday, when we were joined by the Microsoft IT team – the clever chaps that keep our IT network running right across the business, seemingly in the face of all of the odds. I believe that the odds really are stacked heavily against keeping the IT system stable, because...
  • Blog Post: A framework for strategic planning of

    Before making any journey, it’s important to know where you are before you set off in any particular direction, and your IT infrastructure is no different. You have an IT budget. You have a need to deliver strategic value. You must show a business benefit. But how do you ensure this is all delivered...
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