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February 9th is Safer Internet Day; a valuable reminder of all the ways we can help ensure kids have the safest, most secure web experience possible. And if there’s one place parents have a right to expect the highest standards, it’s at school.
PowerBI represents a significant breakthrough that puts the power firmly back in the hands of the data analyst rather than the BI developer. This means that self-service BI – the end user exploring the data to find the information they need – is one giant leap nearer to the data manager or IT savvy SLT.
Nine students from England & Wales have already secured their place in the UK finals from the first qualifying round, and they will be joined by a further nine from the second qualifying round (which is still open), as well as the two top students from this year's inaugural MOS Scotland competition.
Last year we hosted a webinar in conjunction with our partner Risual, exploring the value of certifications from the perspective of an employers, and also looking at West Hertfordshire College as an example of the benefits evident within education when students support their education with qualifications.
Microsoft, with Windows 10, supports educators as they work to ensure that today's school leavers are knowledgeable young adults aware of the wider world, flexible, open to ideas. The following eBook - Windows 10 in Education - gives some great insights into how the latest and greatest features in Windows 10 can work together in education.
From all of us here at the Microsoft in Education team, we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who visited our stand at BETT 2016, as well as the Microsoft Partner Village. Once again we were incredibly fortunate to have been joined by a number of our #MIEExpert teachers and Showcase School Leaders, who shared their stories and expertise through a number of sessions in both our Learn Live Theatre, and the Showcase Classroom.
A decidedly chilly morning in London's Docklands region soon transformed into a red hot day of activity, as the exhibitors and attendees at the ExCel took a collective deep breath, and launched head first into the a phenomenally busy but hugely enjoyable opening day at BETT 2016.