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  • Blog Post: Application Integration in an IL2 cloud with Windows Azure London event

    Microsoft Windows Azure has achieved CESG IL2 government security accreditation, which enables agencies and authorities to benefit from the same zero capital cost cloud economics and rapid time to deliver for technology enabled services that commercial organisations are currently enjoying. Join an...
  • Blog Post: Come and see us at the UCISA conference this week

    With the UCISA conference now almost upon us, we are looking forward to a thought provoking and productive 3 days in Liverpool debating the core themes of the conference - our business, our services and our future. The UCISA conference is always a highlight in the education teams calendar and we look...
  • Blog Post: SCEnAT on Cloud Event at The University of Sheffield, 23rd January 2013

    A technical innovation powered by Microsoft Windows Azure platform led by The University of Sheffield The advancement in cloud services now offers Universities and research groups access to an unparalleled level of technological power.  The University of Sheffield will play host this event to demonstrate...
  • Blog Post: SIMS Partnership Schools Conference

    Guest post Gerald Haigh At the end of November I paid a short visit to the University of Loughborough, where Microsoft Gold Partner Capita SIMS were hosting their annual SIMS Partnership Schools Conference. SIMS, with Microsoft SQL Server at its heart, is far and away the market leader in school management...
  • Blog Post: Azure IT Pro Camp (Free 1 day training event)

    This is a Microsoft delivered training day, hosted by Salford Software in Manchester on Monday 10th December 2012. It’s a technical hands on introduction to some of the IaaS Cloud Services that Microsoft is now offering to Academic organisations. The camp will be led by an Azure specialist and is aimed...
  • Blog Post: Day three at ALT-C 2012

    So the third and last day of ALT-C 2012 came around pretty quickly, what with so much exciting stuff so far from the conference. Day three was no exception, filled with lots of inspiring sessions and conversations. The main theatre kicked off with Mark Stubbs , Head of Learning and Research Technologies...
  • Blog Post: Day one at ALT-C 2012

    Well, as first time visitors to ALT-C , we are loving it so far! University Place in which the conference is held In terms of sessions, the day kicked off with an intro, then a popular keynote speech from Eric Mazur (Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University), who discussed...
  • Blog Post: ALT-C 2012 is fast approaching

    We’re getting really excited about ALT-C 2012 which officially begins tomorrow. The three day conference which is titled a confrontation with reality   is the 19th annual conference held by the Association for Learning Technology . The conference will be at the University of Manchester on 11th ...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 at ALT-C 2012

    Guest post by Lee Stott Are you ready for Windows 8 and the Cloud? Millions of people around the world use Windows every day.  With Windows 8 Live tiles on the Windows Start screen, display information from your website and service and turn your app into a real time awareness engine - even when...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Collabco at ALT-C 2012

    Guest post by Max Holden from Collabco. ALT-C is an annual conference for learning technologists. This year it will be held at the University of Manchester on 11th – 13th September and Microsoft and Collabco will be exhibiting here for the first time! Collabco will be supporting the Microsoft exhibition...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at ALT-C 2012

    On the 11th – 13th September we are excited to be exhibiting at ALT-C 2012, which is taking place at the University of Manchester. ALT is a registered educational charity in the learning technology field who aim to ensure that the use of learning technology is effective and efficient, by bringing together...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft System Centre 2012 Launch Events and webinars

    We would like to give you the opportunity to invite you to register and attend the Best of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) UK 2012 in May   in Manchester, Reading and London respectively. These will be our official System Centre 2012 launch events in the UK. · 8th May, Manchester (Hilton Deansgate...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Webcast - A webcast for students interested in entrepreneurship!

    Are you a student with an entrepreneurial mind? Thought about starting your own business? Are you interested in technology? Listen in on our first live webcast on Tuesday 21st February from 6-7pm! We have a great line up for the session, you’ll hear from Joshua March, Co-founder of Conversocial.com ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync - Transforming Communications and Collaboration in Education and Reducing Costs

    Did you miss our recent Lync in Education webcast? The recording is now available below. Watch this webcast to hear how Stratford College managed their Lync project starting with the initial business case, through implementation to benefits realisation. Whether you are looking to introduce instant messaging...
  • Blog Post: Slides from the Microsoft in Education Forum (#msedf)

    Sean O’Shea , James Marshall and I recently ran the first in a series of Microsoft in Education Forum sessions at our offices in Reading. With over 700+ tweets about the event and some lively debate throughout the day, the session offered a unique opportunity for us to share some of the latest projects...
  • Blog Post: Education Webinar Series: New Dates Announced

    As part of our ongoing commitment to help inform and inspire the education community about how our products and services can help save money and make your institution more effective, we are excited to announce the next in the series of our free webinars. Hosted by Richard Lane, we will be sharing the...
  • Blog Post: MICROSOFT EES/LICENSING WORKSHOP FROM VIGLEN - ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL HIGH WYCOMBE, 22nd July 2011

    Do you want to know more about EES (Enrolment for Education Solutions)? Do you need to know more about Microsoft licensing, including: Client/Server Licensing Work @ Home / Home Use Programme Student Licensing Software Assurance & Other Benefits OEM & Operating System Licensing Virtualisation...
  • Blog Post: The Sunday Times & Wellington College, Festival of Education - In Partnership with Microsoft, 25th-26th June 2011

    Come to The Sunday Times festival of Education on 25th and 26th June to learn more about the most important issues in education today. This will be an unmissable event for anyone who cares about the future of education. Be part of an audience of parents, students, academics, teachers and policy-makers...
  • Blog Post: Lync Education Event 4th March 2011 summary

    Robin Chan, Voice TSP, UK Incubation at Microsoft Reading ran the Lync Education event on 4th March 2011 at Cardinal Place, London. Here is his summary of the event. This event was the first we have run dedicated to Lync 2010 for the education segment and very well received and extremely popular. The...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server 2010 Event, Cardinal Place, 4th March 2011

    How Microsoft Lync evolves the education experience, improve staff & student learning/collaboration while driving down costs I am delighted to invite you and your colleagues to join us at Microsoft London (Cardinal Place) for a Lync education event on the 4 th March 2011. Modern education establishments...
  • Blog Post: Partner Event: Microsoft Office 365 prep for Education Providers

    At Microsoft in general, but especially in the UK we have a fantastically rich partner ecosystem, and within the education space alone there is a huge number of partner companies out there who can help with all sorts of projects. Oxford Computer Group, experts in identity and access management, are one...
  • Blog Post: Salford Software Cloud Event for HE - 19th January at Microsoft Reading

    Salford Software would like to invite you to an event for colleges and Universities at the Microsoft office, Reading on the 19th January. The purpose of this event is to share the experiences of Hopwood Hall College with like minded academic organisations. Hopwood Hall College, in Manchester, had a clear...
  • Blog Post: November webinars for HE

    VDI is a hot topic at the moment but what actually is it? When is it the right solution … and when not? Given the challenges nowadays – making the right choices is even more critical than ever. In this Microsoft Education live meeting, Quest will discuss the future trends for the desktop, the options...
  • Blog Post: New links for the slides from the Microsoft Higher Education Briefing 2010

    My humble apologies - yesterday's links for the presentations were all duff! ( I think it's because I used me extra-special-secret-SkyDrive account ). They are now all corrected - so you can now download all of the presentations from the Microsoft Higher Education Briefing, held in Reading yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Slides from the Microsoft Higher Education Briefing 2010

    We held our annual briefing for UK Higher Education institutions today. We had an interesting mix of presentations, including universities sharing their experiences, plenty of technology sessions, and a great session from Dave Coplin on the shape of the future workplace - and it's implications for your...
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