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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: 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: Microsoft at ALT-C 2012

    On the 11th – 13th September we are excited to be exhibiting at ALT-C 2012, which is taking place at the University of Manchester. ALT is a registered educational charity in the learning technology field who aim to ensure that the use of learning technology is effective and efficient, by bringing together...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 – An Overview for Education

    Watch this recording presented by Dave Coleman, SharePoint MVP, as he gives an overview of SharePoint 2010. During this recording, Dave explores how SharePoint can address key needs within education institutions and by making use of existing licensing agreements, SharePoint can also help to remove cost...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Best Bred for Education?

    Post originally featured on the SharePoint and Assessment Blog from Questionmark . Thought leader interview with Ray Fleming of Microsoft Australia about SharePoint’s place and future in Education. Ray, what do you do at Microsoft? I’ve worked in education IT for 25 years, and for the last 5 years, I...
  • Blog Post: No-Code Designer Solutions for SharePoint 2010 training course

    One of our partners, Collabco Software , have written a post I would like to share with you on SharePoint 2010 and the opportunity for a course on creating no-code SharePoint Designer Solutions. Please take a look below and if interested, details on how to enrol are given at the end. Information Technology...
  • 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: The Oldham College improves its efficiency with Microsoft SharePoint

    The Oldham College demonstrates how using Microsoft products, including SharePoint, continues to improves efficiency in a learning environment. Gerald Haigh, freelance writer to Microsoft, paid a visit to The Oldham College to then share with us how SharePoint, along with other Microsoft products, is...
  • Blog Post: And so the cost saving story continues…..£50,000 saved with ICT at Walsall College

    Cost saving stories are being heard more and more throughout the schools of the UK, however it doesn’t stop there. We are now hearing dramatic cost saving stories from further education as Gerald Haigh, independent writer to Microsoft explains how ICT has benefited Walsall College . At the 12,000 student...
  • Blog Post: Presentations from Efficiency using Microsoft SharePoint Event, Walsall College, 28th January 2011

                                       After the successful event at Walsall College on 28th January 2011, the presentations  from...
  • 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 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: Do you want to download Windows 7 in Welsh?

    Did you know that we run a worldwide 'local language programme' which provides language packs for a range of our software? And that if you're in Wales, you can use them to run Windows and Office in Welsh natively? Welsh is one of Europe's oldest languages, and is growing, with over half a million speakers...
  • Blog Post: A free tool for creating SCORM learning materials yourself

    Have you heard of the free Microsoft Learning Content Development System? We’ve just updated it to version 2.5, which now supports more complex content, and is Firefox and Silverlight 4 compatible. It is a free tool that lets you create high-quality, interactive, online courses, and publish them in SCORM...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 18th May - SharePoint 2010 in Further Education

    Parabola, one of our Gold partners, is running a free SharePoint 2010 event for colleges, here at the Microsoft Campus in Reading on Tuesday 18th May 2010. It’s an opportunity for you to further understand what SharePoint 2010 can offer to a college, and to put your questions to experts at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: More Moodle advice – The Moodle on SharePoint white paper

    The team over at the Microsoft Education Labs have been busy over the last few weeks. If you’re new to it, Education Labs was created by the Microsoft Education Products Group to build and release new product prototypes and useful add-ons, specifically for education use. Following on from the Office...
  • Blog Post: Collaboration in the cloud – connecting Huddle and SharePoint

    Huddle.net is a web-based collaboration system, which is designed to complement existing learning management systems or virtual learning environments by providing additional tools such as file sharing , task management , discussion forums and live collaboration . It recently won the Microsoft SharePoint...
  • 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: Guidelines on web usability – useful for college websites

    When I wrote the Good Blogging Guide last year, I concentrated on audience, purpose, search and writing like a real person ( I hear voices saying “Look at yourself Ray, you’ve forgotten it all already!”) . What I spent little time on was the technical side of blogging and the web – navigation, usability...
  • Blog Post: TechNet webcasts

    Each month the TechNet and MSDN teams over in the US host a wide range of webcasts on technical subjects. As they are held on Pacific Coast time, they first one of the day is normally at 4pm. There are others, later on in the evening, which are also good, but I know that you’re going to need a burning...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Further Education Briefing 2010

    Bookings are now open for our Further Education Briefing day, which this year falls on 19th March in London. Microsoft will be holding our annual Further Education Briefing on 19th March 2010 at our London offices in Victoria. The agenda for the event runs from 9:45 to 3:00 with breaks to catch up with...
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