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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Technologies at Barnsley College

    Guest post from Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft Education series of blogs. In 2004, Barnsley’s Council Leader Steve Houghton CBE said to me, in the course of an interview for an article I was preparing on Barnsley schools, ‘We can’t be a former mining...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming FE webinars

    Hello all, My name is Kieran Porter and I am the new Internal Further Education Business Manager. I have been lucky enough to get the chance to speak to quite a few of you already and I’m really excited for the coming year in FE! January was a tricky month for us all with the snow and there...
  • Blog Post: Lync in education site

    Lync is a fantastic tool to use in education, with its many opportunities to improve communication in schools, colleges and universities.  So we’re really pleased to tell you about our microsite , which is all about Lync being used in education. The site includes lots of interesting information...
  • 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: Improved communication in education with Microsoft Lync 2010

    With any luck we will soon be into summer, when we can (normally!) rely on good weather conditions for travel into school and work. But winter 2012 again saw more extreme weather conditions. These continued to increase school closure days and education institutions suffered the effects from unforeseen...
  • Blog Post: Open University Makes Major Saving over Five Years with Unified Communications

    The Open University (OU)—which specialises in distance learning—is the biggest university in the United Kingdom (U.K.). It needed to reduce costs and improve communication among its 5,000 office-based academic and administrative staff, giving them access to features such as instant messaging and presence...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync 2010 - De Montfort University, Leicester

      It’s becoming increasingly clear that Lync   can be a real game-changer for universities. Among the higher education institutions we’ve talked to about this recently is De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester. There, the Information Technology and Media Services (ITMS) team, led by their...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s best kept secret for Higher Education

    Recently, Premier teamed up with Microsoft Services to discuss Microsoft Premier Support and how it’s helped universities save money, simplify their deployments, and avoid costly downtime while helping students, faculty and staff to be more productive using Microsoft technologies. During that session...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync 2010 at De Montfort University, Leicester.

      It’s becoming increasingly clear that Lync   can be a real game-changer for universities. Among the higher education institutions we’ve talked to about this recently is De Montford University (DMU) in Leicester. There, the Information Technology and Media Services (ITMS) team, led by their...
  • Blog Post: So what exactly are the Microsoft team showing off at BETT 2012?

    I can honestly say that the last couple of months has kept me extremely busy with organising the Microsoft stand at BETT 2012! With everything from staff, to entertainment, to presenters and presentations, demo kit right the way through to the colour of the polo shirts (dark blue as apparently Steve...
  • Blog Post: Lync, Office Communications Server, and Live Meeting at Nottingham Trent University

    We’re hearing more and more about the way Microsoft Lync Server 2010 is set to change the nature of working life in universities. At Nottingham Trent University , for example, with 24,000 students on three campuses across the City, Unified Communications Team Leader Thomas Farrand, has made great strides...
  • 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: The Open University makes significant cost and efficiency savings through the use of Microsoft Lync 2010

    Contribution from freelance writer, Gerald Haigh.   Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft UK Education blogs.   I graduated from the Open University , I’m proud to say, as a member of the very first intake – the “Class of ‘71”. Earlier this Summer we were royally treated to a celebration...
  • 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: 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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