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  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Higher Education Briefing 2010 - 15th November 2010 - Microsoft Campus Reading

    We will be holding our annual Microsoft Higher Education Briefing on Monday 15 th November 2010 at the Microsoft Campus in Reading, Berkshire. The agenda for the event runs from 10:00 to 4:15 with breaks to catch up with colleagues from other universities. As well as getting the latest news on Microsoft’s...
  • 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: There are so many reasons to deploy a unified communications solution

    To be more precise, because this is a Microsoft blog, there are so many reasons to deploy Microsoft’s Office Communication Server 2007 (OCS).   Every day since I first became a member of Microsoft’s dogfood deployment of OCS I’ve been amazed at just how powerful it is and how much better I’m able...
  • Blog Post: Using Sharepoint as a VLE

    Have you considered Sharepoint in the role of a VLE? I know that some universities are already doing this either with bespoke development, using the SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK) from www.codeplex.com/slk or just out of the box functionality. I've been working with a partner, eLearningforce, which has...
  • Blog Post: What do you do when students arrive with their laptops

    Talking with the University of Aberdeen, they thought that hey had one of the biggest student wireless networks in Europe. There to allow their students to connect to the VLE and the Internet, wherever they are on campus – from their own laptops. The drive to provide ever-improving services to students...
  • Blog Post: Mesh-up

    Well, it’s getting closer and for anyone not able to get access to Live Mesh yet then this should be good news.  My view is that Mesh would be just great for students by providing multi-point/device access to data.  Perhaps universities will introduce it as part of their live@edu deployment...
  • Blog Post: University of Northampton and live@edu

    It’s been a pleasure to work with the folk at the University of Northampton over the last year whilst they evaluate, implement, test, pilot and deploy live@edu to their students.  So, I’m really pleased to see that this has been a success in the university and Pauline Jewell (Head of MIS) sent me...
  • Blog Post: Live@edu at the UCISA Conference

    The Microsoft showcase at the UCISA conference will be presented in partnership with Helen Fletcher from Buckinghamshire New University and Salford Software , one of Microsoft’s Gold partners in the education sector. The topic presented for discussion will be how hosted services (email, online storage...
  • Blog Post: Live meeting next week - Collaborative Campus

    My colleague Matt sends details of a Live Meeting event he's hosting online next month: Microsoft Collaborative Campus Presentation On Tuesday 26 th February at 9.30am we will be running a Live Meeting presentation to discuss the Microsoft Collaborative Campus as a way to connect students in a way that...
  • Blog Post: Salford Software and Live @ Edu

    Salford Software is hosting an event on 2 nd April at the Microsoft offices in Reading to explore Microsoft Live @ edu (one of the services that's part of Collaborative Campus) The agenda presents an information packed half-day, offering you the opportunity to hear more about Microsoft Live @ edu, and...
  • Blog Post: Live meeting - Collaborative Campus

    My colleague Matt sends details of a Live Meeting event he's hosting online next month: Microsoft Collaborative Campus Presentation On Tuesday 26 th February at 9.30am we will be running a Live Meeting presentation to discuss the Microsoft Collaborative Campus as a way to connect students in a way that...
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