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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: Eastleigh College work with Microsoft to deliver an E-portfolio Strategy that has improved their OFSTED Rating and student completion

    Eastleigh College’s Computer Sciences lecturing team wanted to provide an up-to-date and highly vocational experience to their students, whilst having an easy solution for sharing notes and PowerPoint slides to the class. Microsoft OneNote and the Microsoft Interactive Classroom add-in for PowerPoint...
  • Blog Post: How to add Skydrive to Send to menu

    With the release of SkyDrive , backing up files to the cloud has become easier than ever. SkyDrive offers 7GB free storage (25 GB free upgrade for loyal users. As we all know, SkyDrive is available for Windows. If you have already installed and are using SkyDrive, you probably have noticed that one can...
  • Blog Post: Linking SkyDrive and Moodle together

    Moodle, a popular Learning Management System, is widely used across education. And Microsoft's SkyDrive is also widely used by both teachers and students (although in some government systems, the access is blocked to SkyDrive when in school) as a cloud-based storage drive. So you may be interested to...
  • Blog Post: Six Tips to Make SkyDrive your Cloud Backpack

    Originally posted on Windows Blog If you’re a student, it’s the same routine every day. You gather everything you need—your notebook for class, binder full of handouts, readings or homework assignments, textbooks, laptop, smartphone and maybe even your tablet. And of course your power adapters. Then...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive: new features enable learning anywhere, not just in the classroom

    Yesterday’s announcement about new features to SkyDrive is great news for students and education staff. SkyDrive’s file cloud is now more accessible with the option to view and edit files from all popular desktop and mobile devices. Student files and assignments can be stored and accessed online in one...
  • Blog Post: Students keep work safe with Microsoft Live SkyDrive

      James Evans, one of our friends from EduTech at EduGeek, has written a blog around Windows Live SkyDrive and the benefits he feels it has for students. Windows Live SkyDrive, is a free-of-charge file hosting service that allows you to upload files to a cloud storage and then access them from a...
  • Blog Post: Banish Attachments Forever!

    Please see attached… Ok, put your hands up. Who still sends files as attachments in their email? Come on, be honest! I’m guilty of it myself – just ask my boss, after I dropped a 7MB “email bomb” on him recently. Despite having both SharePoint Online and SkyDrive at my fingertips there are times I find...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive and Office Web Apps

    For schools, colleges and universities looking for a powerful tool for their students to help them better collaborate on group projects, SkyDrive and Office Web Apps is the ideal solution. Those looking for a web based solution often think about Google Docs. While tools such as this may work well for...
  • Blog Post: When students lose memory sticks

    You must have seen them – plaintive, desperate or just plain panic. It hasn’t taken long for the USB memory stick to turn into something that everybody has (and yet, I can still remember that sense of satisfaction when I was given my first freebie memory stick with 16MB of memory!). Now it’s not uncommon...
  • Blog Post: Live Mesh - What’s with all this "Cloud" stuff?

    Over the last year, I’ve been hearing more and more about “cloud-based services” – a mechanism to make use of the power of the web, alongside desktop computers and software. These day’s we’re often expressing it as “Software plus Services”, and it is about creating a new hybrid model of computing that...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive - 5GB of free storage

    I like SkyDrive. Before it was invented, I used to have to load any files I wanted to share onto an FTP site somewhere, and then write clunky links to them. Now, I just drag my files onto my SkyDrive , and then provide a nice graphical link to them, like this: But up until now, it's been called Windows...
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