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  • Blog Post: Automating the creation of SharePoint Resources

    The following is a guest post from Richard Young , Director of Digital Learning at Wood Green School Witney, a comprehensive school 10 miles west of Oxford. Wood Green use Salamander Active Directory and Salamander SharePoint for automatic maintenance of Active Directory accounts and SharePoint sites...
  • Blog Post: How will the next Shakespeare create their masterwork?

    Today we celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, commemorating the life and work of a man whose 36 plays have stood the test of time. Well, he really wrote 38 plays -- 2 of them were left out of the first edition of his collected work. Actually, make that 40 plays, but we've lost 2 of them. Of...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Scenario. Building a portal.

    Monday morning at Golightly Academy, and a teacher on a mission pops in to see the head. ‘Elspeth, Now we have Office 365, I think we could rethink the whole of the school’s online presence. For example, we can have a portal. ‘A whatll?’ ‘A portal. Of you could call it a gateway if you like. I was talking...
  • Blog Post: Let the techies do the tech. You, with your colleagues, are leaders of learning

    Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh It’s clear that because Office 365, cloud-based, is licensed free to education, many more school leaders are going to be attracted by rich possibilities that they may previously have thought unaffordable. The savings on servers and maintenance alone can run...
  • Blog Post: Join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage

    Since the recent announcement introducing Student Advantage almost a fortnight ago we’ve been inundated with questions. I’m super excited at the response to the news. As a result, we’d like you to join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage at midday (GMT) on 31/10 on Twitter. Live Q&A We’ll...
  • Blog Post: Harnessing the power of Microsoft’s Office 365 to provide a better social learning environment - Free event

    In the summer of 2012 The University of West London set out to harness the immense potential of the free Cloud-based suite of collaboration tools, provided by Office 365, to create a personalised, interactive, social platform to support the institution’s mission to raise aspiration through the...
  • 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: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #10 – Blogging in SharePoint Online

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . It’s time for our final post in the top user tips series, and today it’s all about blogging in SharePoint Online. You might also want to check out top tip #2 about social networking , and top tip #7 about following content in SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #9 – Multiple Co-Authoring in Office Web Apps

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . In the eighth installment of our top user tips we looked at Excel Surveys using the Excel Web App , and today we’re going to look at the co-authoring features that can help you analyse that data, brainstorm ideas, and work collaboratively...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education - Top User Tips #8 – Excel Surveys

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . We’re into the final three top user tips in our series , and today it’s all about a topic we covered back in August last year : Excel Surveys! Available in both Office 365 Education, and the consumer SkyDrive service, Excel Surveys...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #7 – Following Content in SharePoint Online

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . Having looked at the new social networking features of SharePoint Online back in the 2nd edition of our top user tips it’s time to look at following sites that interest you, too. If you find a SharePoint Online site in your institution...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #6 – Outlook Web App on Mobile Devices

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . We’re over half way through our top user tips series (there are only 10, I promise!) and today we’re looking at the latest Outlook Web App (OWA) and how it works on mobile devices such as tablet PCs and smartphones. When you’re on...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #5 – Multiple Calendar Views in Office Web App

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . Hot on the heels of yesterday’s top user tip about SkyDrive Pro we’re back with our fifth installment all about multiple calendar views in OWA (Outlook Web App). This isn’t a feature that’s new to Office 365 Education, but it’s a...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #4 – Drag ‘n’ Drop in SkyDrive Pro

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . So far in our top user tips posts we’ve looked at scheduling online meetings with Lync Web Scheduler , social networking in SharePoint Online , and offline access with the Outlook Web App . Today we’ll focus on the awesome new feature...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #3–Lync Online Web Scheduler

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . In part 2 of our top user tips we looked at the social networking features of SharePoint Online. Today, in part 3 we’re going to look at how to schedule meetings using the Lync Online Web Scheduler. Lync Web Scheduler is a web-based...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #2–SharePoint Online Social Networking

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . In part 1 of our bite-size top user tips we looked at Offline Access . Today, in part 2, we look at SharePoint Online’s social networking features; in particular the ability to tag words and mention people. In SharePoint Online as...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #1–Offline Access

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . Over the next few days we’ll be posting up some bite-size tips about some of the cool features of Office 365 Education. If you’ve got any tips you’d like to share with us get in touch in the comments! One of the great enhancements...
  • Blog Post: The new Office 365 Education is here!

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . Yesterday Microsoft launched the next generation of Office 365 , but did you know this included Office 365 Education as well? We first launched Office 365 for education last June and since then we’ve heard inspiring stories from our...
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