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  • Blog Post: The sky’s no longer the limit now that the Cloud is a real option for Education…

    Microsoft Azure and Janet Alliance have combined forces and invite you to join them to discuss the recent developments between Microsoft and Janet, Windows Azure for research and how to develop a hybrid cloud strategy. risual is a leading Microsoft Cloud Partner with four Microsoft Gold competencies...
  • Blog Post: Cost saving: Embracing the cloud

    Taking the first step into the cloud can be daunting, and often brings up questions about security and back-up of data, but there’s a lot of great reasons to make the move. As well as the productivity benefits, the cost savings elements of embracing the cloud cannot be ignored. Think about how...
  • Blog Post: How to enrol for Office 365 for education step by step

    The anticipated wait is over and Office 365 for education is now available. So how can you get started using Office 365 in your school, college or university? Below you can find a detailed guide of how to sign up for your 30 day free trial of Office 365 for education. Increase productivity in your education...
  • Blog Post: Beyond Server Virtualization: Common Technologies for Your Move to Cloud Computing

    Gartner just released their 2012 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure *, and I am very happy to report that Microsoft is listed as a leader. You can download the full report at the link above, and I hope you read the research in detail. The report reviews Hyper-V in Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Day for Developers – June 22nd 2012, London

    Windows Azure, Windows 8, Devices and Open Source - The Microsoft Cloud Day on June 22 nd at the Vue Cinema in Fulham, London is a free conference for public sector developers where you can find out more about the latest innovations in Microsoft technology for the cloud and open source. If you are building...
  • Blog Post: Cloud for education: Forefront and Windows InTune

    To follow on from our recent post Cloud for education: Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamics CRM , the next post in this series includes a summary of Forefront Online for Exchange and Windows InTune. Originally posted by Ray Fleming Microsoft Online Services and Education We’ve made a public big shift...
  • Blog Post: Cloud for education: Microsoft Private Cloud Infrastructure and Office Web Apps

    To follow on from our recent post Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamics CRM post , the next post in this series includes a summary of Microsoft Private Cloud Infrastructure and Office Web Apps Originally posted by Ray Fleming Microsoft Online Services and Education We’ve made a public big shift in our...
  • Blog Post: Cloud for education: Live@edu and Office 365 for education

    Originally posted by Ray Fleming There’s recently been a lot of discussion within education about different models of ICT services. Individual universities have tended to use a mix of services provided on-premise and cloud-based services . And newer models of teaching and learning have accelerated the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 365 vs Google Apps

    You may be considering a cloud based solution to save costs and increase efficiency in your school, college or university. There are lots of factors to take into account when moving to a cloud solution in your institution, from security and compliance to access and support for users. This is a useful...
  • Blog Post: Schools Network Gains Greater Messaging Resiliency and Flexibility at a Lower Cost

    Originally posted by Why Microsoft Organizations, schools and businesses all over the world are considering potential benefits from cloud solutions, as they support employees and partners, and seek to increase their impact. Today we will learn how The Schools Network selected Microsoft Office 365 and...
  • 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: Using private and public cloud solutions on your terms

    Things are changing very rapidly in the way that ICT services can be delivered and used in schools. You may have functions in your school that span across traditional, private and public cloud computing environments - Microsoft provides common management (with System Center ), identity (with Active Directory...
  • Blog Post: School in a Box Reception – House of Commons, 29th February 2012

    On 29th February, Microsoft were at the House of Commons, Westminster for the School in a Box Reception hosted by Reading MP Rob Wilson. The event provided a high profile opportunity for schools and Microsoft Partners to show how they are working together to provide high quality, flexible and scalable...
  • Blog Post: Complete flexibility with Microsoft cloud solutions – UCISA 2012

    With so much change in the world of Higher Education, UCISA 2012 seems to have come around even more quickly than usual this year.  Microsoft are a Platinum sponsor again and we will be sponsoring the formal dinner on 15 th February.  In addition, you can also find us during the first two days...
  • 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: Microsoft at the World Cloud Forum, London Olympia - 21st-22nd June 2011

    I wanted to let you know that Microsoft is the main sponsor of the World Cloud Forum at the London Olympia on the 21 st and 22 nd June 2011. As part of the package, Microsoft will have a large partner showcase area and a dedicated “Cloud Power” theatre throughout the two days: Agenda for the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Best of Microsoft Management Summit UK 2011–Registrations are now open!

    We would like to give you the opportunity to invite your customers to attend The Best of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) UK 2011 on Tuesday 3 May at Microsoft London, Cardinal Place. Best of MMS UK 2011 will provide the best possible opportunity to learn about the latest IT Management products, solutions...
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