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  • Blog Post: Windows 10 Countdown: Do multiple things at once with Windows 10

    With now only two days until the launch of Windows 10, we’re continuing our look at some of the new and improved features that users can expect to enjoy once they update from Wednesday onwards. A regular task in the life of any student or teacher is researching and working on projects, often...
  • Blog Post: OneNote for Students - Collaborating in the classroom with a OneNote Class Notebook [Interactive Tutorial]

    The need for collaboration and communication between and among students and teachers is a high priority within education, and having the appropriate technology to seamlessly blend this in to day-to-day teaching and learning is key. In recent weeks we’ve been exploring some of the interactive...
  • Blog Post: OneNote for Students – Getting the most out of OneNote [Interactive Tutorial]

    Creating notes during classes, or researching a topic for a project or assignment will often involve having to gather information from a variety of sources and in a number of different formats. Thanks to OneNote, students are able to easily collate, organise, annotate, link, share and protect their work...
  • Blog Post: OneNote for Students – Working faster with OneNote [Interactive Tutorial]

    It may sound cliché, but all students are individuals. No matter what age they are, whether they are at primary schools, sixth form college or university, they will each have their own ways of note taking and studying that work for them. Being able to enjoy the flexibility of creating and organising...
  • Blog Post: Sharing Revision Hacks with King’s College, London

    We recently headed to King’s College, London to showcase free Office 365 to students in final preparations for their summer exams. Throughout the day we helped students understand the real benefits of using the latest Office applications during what can be a stressful period of the academic year...
  • Blog Post: Partnering in Education with Microsoft Azure [VIDEO]

    As you will be aware, July 14 th not only marks Bastille Day in France, but also signifies an end to support for Windows Server 2003 . Many of our customers in the UK and Worldwide have used this point in time as an opportunity to review how they deliver core infrastructure services like file & print...
  • Blog Post: GUEST POST: Surface 3 in education – a student’s view

    Contained within last week’s blog post announcing the 10% educational discount on the Surface 3 , was a case-study video shot at Wymondham High Academy , all about the effects of such a device on the day to day endeavours of a student. Harry Traynor, a Microsoft Global Ambassador and student at...
  • Blog Post: Work towards M.Ed qualifications through Microsoft, Tablet Academy and Lamar University global partnership

    Microsoft has recently announced a global partnership with Lamar University, the largest teacher training University in the United States, in order for teachers world-wide to gain post-graduate academic recognition for their participation in continued personal development courses provided by Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: First time authoring and publishing enhancements for Office Mix

    Last month we published a new eBook – ‘MIXing it up’ – all about using Office Mix to improve learning . As well as introducing the ways that Office Mix can give additional functionality to PowerPoint presentations, the eBook contains some contextual examples and advice specifically...
  • Blog Post: Unlimited OneDrive storage now available for free to all Office 365 subscribers

    Following last week’s blog post detailing the new version of Outlook for Mac , we have more good news for teachers and students using Office 365. OneDrive and OneDrive for Business now offer unlimited storage , which comes at no additional cost to Office 365 subscribers. At school, college or...
  • 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: Hour of Code - offering teachers free resources to allow students to learn basic coding skills

    Last year, over 100 organisations joined forces to launch the largest education event in history: the Hour of Code . Digital skills are set to add £3bn to the economy in the next five years, and it is important that the next generation doesn’t miss out on the potential the digital world...
  • Blog Post: OneNote in HE: the Dissertation!

    This is a guest post from Hélène Fyffe , an undergraduate starting her final year at Edinburgh Napier University , having spent a year on placement with Microsoft UK Education as part of her course. -- Having recently spent a brilliant year doing a one year placement with Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Supports the iDEA Programme in Partnership with the Duke of York

    Getting young people into the digital industry and entrepreneurship Microsoft Ventures in the UK recently announced a new partnership with the Nominet Trust and the Duke of York to help support the iDEA Programme , which aims to support more than one million young people to pursue their own ideas...
  • Blog Post: Join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage

    Since the recent announcement introducing Student Advantage almost a fortnight ago we’ve been inundated with questions. I’m super excited at the response to the news. As a result, we’d like you to join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage at midday (GMT) on 31/10 on Twitter. Live Q&A We’ll...
  • 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: Windows 8 Apps in the Classroom (video)

    Hear from educators and partners, such as Brain Pop and McGraw Hill, about how Windows 8 Apps are helping to enhance teaching and learning and create new opportunities for learners to engage with relevant and interactive content. Check out the video below:
  • Blog Post: A quick and easy way to link Moodle to SharePoint with Collabco MyDay

    Originally posted on the Microsoft Education in the Cloud blog. Collabco is a specialist Microsoft Partner focused on SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Lync, UAG, Mobility and deliver the following services: Technology Consultancy, IT Strategy Consultancy, Development, Project implementation, Support and Training...
  • Blog Post: Tablets in education: Which one should you choose?

    Since the launch of Windows 8, a wide range of tablet and hybrid devices are now available, but which one is right for you? Whether you are a student, educator or a member of the senior management team, there is now a touch enabled device to suit almost every need. For example, Seton Hall University...
  • Blog Post: BYOD in Education: What is Bring Your Own Device?

    Except from our BYOD in Education eBook written by Ollie Bray. BYOD or Bring Your Own Device is the simple idea that young people and school staff are allowed to bring their own Internet enabled device into school and use it to help them work, learn and (if appropriate) socialise. The impact of this...
  • Blog Post: BYOD in education: What’s it all about?

    Excerpt from our BYOD in education eBook written by Ollie Bray.  Have you ever thought about what happens to the computers in a school between 4pm and 8am Monday to Friday? Or at the weekends? Or over the twelve weeks of the year when the school is shut for the holidays? Have you ever thought about...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 in education: Student Demos - Elizabeth

    In the 3rd in our series of Windows 8 student demo videos, Elizabeth shares some insight into how she carries out research using the unique characteristics of Windows 8.
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 in education: Student Demo - Hailey

    Following on from yesterday’s student demo video featuring Mike and Mustafa, in this video Hailey talks about how she personalises her Windows 8 Start Screen and also how she takes notes in class and uses her mobile phone to access important documents.
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Student Portal at UWL

    Great video from the team at University of West London talking about their 2012 UCISA-Eduserv Award for Excellence winning Office 365 Education project. The University set out to harness the powerful collaboration capabilities within Office 365 Education to create a personalised, interactive and social...
  • Blog Post: Acer for Education

        Acer for Education is the investment in tomorrow! Acer’s mission of breaking down barriers between people and technology makes the company the appropriate partner for education institutions. Acer believes the world would be a better place if more people had better access to technology,...
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