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  • Blog Post: Live@edu Upgrade Update

    By September 2013, all Live@edu customers will need to complete the upgrade to Office 365 for education. Microsoft will start to schedule your institution for the upgrade soon. By completing the upgrade process prior to the scheduled date, you control the upgrade timeline. Live@edu administrative changes...
  • Blog Post: Cloud for education: Live@edu and Office 365 for education

    Originally posted by Ray Fleming There’s recently been a lot of discussion within education about different models of ICT services. Individual universities have tended to use a mix of services provided on-premise and cloud-based services . And newer models of teaching and learning have accelerated the...
  • Blog Post: All India Council for Technical Education to Reach 7 Million With Live@edu

    AICTE adopts cloud to improve technical education and prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow. Microsoft and All India Council for Technical Education ( AICTE ) recently announced that AICTE is deploying Microsoft Live@edu over the next three months to more than 10,000 technical colleges and institutes...
  • 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: Software Licensing Training Course at Stockton Sixth Form College, 5th August 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 What’s a CAL Core CAL Suite Enterprise CAL Suite Device CAL & User CAL Processor Licensing (inc Multi-Core) External Connectors/Internet Licences...
  • Blog Post: Brockenhurst College, staying lean and efficient

    One area that we, here,in the Education team like to report on is cost saving and how looking at different area’s in education, this can be achieved.   Brokenhurst College , in the New Forest in Hampshire, serves a wide area, covering seven local authorities. Its main activity is providing exam...
  • Blog Post: Smartphone access to the Intranet–another step forward for Birmingham City University

    Last week, I posted a blog on how Biz Talk at Birmingham City University had been integrated to support both staff and students as well as cost save. Along with Biz Talk, the university is now using Windows Phone 7 to enable staff and students to have everything they need to have together, not just through...
  • Blog Post: Saving money and improve support to students and staff with Microsoft Biz Talk

    For all new students, starting their first term at college or semester at university, can be both an exiting and daunting time. Moving out of home for the first time, getting to grips with new surroundings, making new friends, and to know which room, building or even campus is which can be a little overwhelming...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Efficiency using Microsoft SharePoint Free Event - Walsall College, 9.30am-15.30pm, 28th January 2011

      Walsall College would like to invite you to a free event on 28th January 2011  showing efficiency of using Microsoft SharePoint with sessions from Walsall College, Microsoft, Capita and RSC WM . Personalisation using SharePoint Live@EDU and integration with SharePoint/Moodle Managing technology...
  • Blog Post: Salford Software Cloud Event for FE - 19th January at Microsoft Reading

    Salford Software would like to invite you to an event for colleges and Universities at the Microsoft office, Reading on the 19th January. The purpose of this event is to share the experiences of Hopwood Hall College with like minded academic organisations. Hopwood Hall College, in Manchester, had a clear...
  • 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: Salford Software FE event–Hopwood Hall College, Manchester, 25th November 2010

    Salford Software would like to invite you to a free event for FE colleges taking place at Hopwood Hall College , in Manchester on 25 th November. The purpose of this event is to share the experiences of Hopwood Hall College’s IT team with other like minded organisations. The college had a clear...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 365 for Education appears on the horizon

    Last night we officially announced Office 365 , which is the next generation of cloud services – bringing together Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Lync (previously known as Office Communications Server) and Office (on both the web and your PC). And the good news is that there will be an education...
  • Blog Post: Live@edu Implementation Guide

    Ben Nunney, who writes the UK Live@edu blog , has just finished updating the Live@edu Implementation Guide . It covers a wide range of advice and guidance that is helpful as you plan to move your email services to the free Live@edu service, based in our cloud datacentres in Dublin. ( This link will tell...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and the Cloud – what it means for education

    There’s recently been a lot of discussion within education about different models of ICT services. Individual colleges have tended to use a mix of services provided on-premise and cloud-based services . And newer models of teaching and learning have accelerated the trend towards cloud-based services...
  • Blog Post: All the slides from the Microsoft Further Education Briefing 2010

    Today was the date for our Further Education Briefing 2010, and around 90 colleges came to our London headquarters to get an update on latest news from us, as well as hearing from other UK colleges on their projects and plans. I’ve put a brief note on each of the individual presentations below, so...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Further Education Briefing 2010 – London 19th March

    The booking deadline is approaching for our Further Education Briefing day, which this year falls on 19th March in London. If you haven’t registered yet, then it’s worth taking a look at the agenda, as we’ve built it to make sure that you can get lots of value from the day – whether it is learning about...
  • Blog Post: Running the cloud

    A few years ago, when we first started the http://www.microsoft.com/uk/education/further-education/products/live-at-edu.aspx email service, it was running on the same system as Hotmail. Since then we’ve moved it onto a completely Exchange-based system, which has actually been running Exchange 2010 for...
  • 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: Integrating Moodle with Microsoft Live services

    Who’d have thought it, not only would I be looking for the Moodle logo for the blog, but other strange things have been happening this week: We’ve released two projects under the open source GPL v2 licence for the first time ever Following on from the experimental OfficeLabs project, we’ve launched Education...
  • Blog Post: What happens if your college is listed as a spammer

    Over the last few months, there have been a few occasions where universities have been falsely identified as spammers – either because their mail sending services inadvertently set of spam detectors, or because they were genuinely being used to re-route spam mail. This problem is likely to increase rather...
  • Blog Post: Free event - Identity and Access for Education

    We’ve got another free event coming up at the end of April – this time it’s about solutions for identity and access management in education, with a smattering of Live@edu thrown in for extra value. It’s with one of our partners, Oxford Computer Group, and will show the technologies and services being...
  • Blog Post: Boiling frogs in email

    In recent times it has been fashionable to talk about “cloud services”, and “Software plus Services”, and to consider how Internet-based services supplement, support or replace more conventional IT services provided on campus. And, lo and behold, the occasional story has popped up of universities &...
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