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  • 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,...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Hands on Labs with Tech Showcase

    Are you interested in learning more about the latest technologies from Microsoft like Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?  Microsoft Learning Partners across the UK are running a full range of free first look clinics across the country covering: Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 SQL Server 2012 Visual...
  • Blog Post: UCL Computer Science Case Study

    University College London (UCL), a leading UK university, transforms its Computer Science teaching by introducing students to app-building tasks which address real life problems for business, public services and charities. In order to achieve this, students and staff deploy a full range of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Khan Academy is in the Windows Store

    Originally posted on the Next at Microsoft Blog .   A great addition to the Windows Store last week – the official Khan Academy app . For those not familiar with the Khan Academy, it’s an online phenomena that enables you to learn almost anything. For free. It's the focus on a story on Forbes.com...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft in Education: Infographic (updated)

    The final version of our Microsoft in Education Infographic is now available to download or view in full below. From helping teachers to connect and share best practice with peers to creating more emotional connections with learning through our gaming technologies, Microsoft is committed to helping students...
  • Blog Post: 24 schools in 24 hours: Windows 8 Launch around the world in education

    Originally posted on the Daily Edventures Blog . Wow, what an edventure the last 24 hours has been! It has been a phenomenal day. To celebrate the launch of Windows 8 , I’ve just completed 24 events in 24 hours across 24 time zones, visiting with thousands of educators and students via the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 in Education: Relevant and Personal

    Excerpt from our Windows 8 in Education eBook. For learners and teachers, one of the major attractions of Windows 8 is its seamless performance across a range of devices – tablets, ultrabooks, notebooks, the various hybrids and ‘all-in-ones’. Windows 8 offers the user a no-compromise, single sign-on...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 in Education eBook - Now Available

    Our new Windows 8 in Education eBook is hot off the press. Written by leading practitioners, the eBook can get you started and inspire you about many of the great features of Windows 8 from an education perspective. The eBook is in sections. One is for hands-on educators, teachers and lecturers, while...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 in Education Launch Day

    With the launch of Windows 8 now only a day away, the excitement is building as we countdown to the general availability of our new OS. The ads are prepped and ready to go (if you haven't had a chance to see any, check out an example below), our partners have created an inspiring selection of devices...
  • Blog Post: It’s the difference between ‘Technology for Learning’ and ‘Technology in Learning’

    Excerpt from our Exciting Learning eBook . When I think about technology and life, I find it hard to think of examples where technology has not revolutionised or had a profound impact on what we do, how productive we are and even how we behave. Some examples include: Don’t misunderstand what I am saying...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 in Education Launch Event: New Places Added

    With only a week to go until our Windows 8 in education launch event at QPR FC, we have just added a few additional places for the event. The agenda for the event is as follow: Registration & Tea and Coffee: 2.30pm - 3.00pm Welcome (Matthew Cocks - Microsoft): 3.00pm – 3.10pm Introduction to QPR...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune in Education Webinar – Introduction to Wave C

    Great overview of Windows Intune and, more specifically, the new functionality within the latest version (Wave C). Windows Intune in Education - Introduction to Wave C from Microsoft Education UK
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 in education launch event at QPR FC

    With the release of Windows 8 now only a matter of weeks away, we have some exciting education specific activities planned for launch day and beyond. BETT 2013, in particular, is going to be a great opportunity to learn more about the exciting new capabilities within Windows 8 and take some of the innovative...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Education apps in the Windows Store

    I originally wrote about Windows 8 apps for education a few weeks ago . And since last time, that I've installed some more apps, so here's my additional recommended education apps for Windows 8: Mathrathon Windows Store link for Mathrathon It's a simple maths game – you're shown...
  • Blog Post: Preparing for our future – the need for critical thinking

    Guest post by Dave Coplin, Director for Bing UK, Microsoft.   We live in incredible times.  Today, many of us walk around with more computing power in our pockets than used to sit on our desks just a few short years ago. We are more connected, more engaged and more in control of our lives than...
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