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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Spring 2012 HE/FE Update

    ULCC (University of London Computer Centre) are hosting a morning briefing designed to showcase the experiences of two University's implementations of Microsoft technologies. The briefing is happening on Thursday 24th May 2012 from 10am until 2pm.  The event will finish with a chance to network...
  • Blog Post: University of West England deploys Microsoft Lync to boost productivity

    Originally posted on computing.co.uk The University of West England (UWE) has deployed Microsoft Lync to boost staff and student productivity as part of its £10m plans to overhaul its IT infrastructure. The university has partnered with a consortium of partners that includes HP, Microsoft, video conferencing...
  • Blog Post: UCISA 2012 Business Showcase Session Slides: Moving To Microsoft Lync

    Marilyn Moffat, Head of IT Infrastructure at The Open University, shared an in-depth overview of their institutions move to Lync 2010 during the Microsoft Business Showcase session at UCISA 2012. Her full deck is now available to view/download below. UCISA 2012 Business Showcase: Lync @ the OU View more...
  • Blog Post: UWE Bristol Boosts Competitive Edge, Enhances Education with Unified Communications

    The University of the West of England , Bristol (UWE Bristol) has around 30,000 students and 3,500 employees. Like all universities in England, UWE Bristol faced decreased government funding due to the economic climate. Though it was confronted with the challenge of reducing costs by 25%, the university...
  • 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: Microsoft’s best kept secret for Higher Education

    Recently, Premier teamed up with Microsoft Services to discuss Microsoft Premier Support and how it’s helped universities save money, simplify their deployments, and avoid costly downtime while helping students, faculty and staff to be more productive using Microsoft technologies. During that session...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync 2010 at De Montfort University, Leicester.

      It’s becoming increasingly clear that Lync   can be a real game-changer for universities. Among the higher education institutions we’ve talked to about this recently is De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester. There, the Information Technology and Media Services (ITMS) team, led by their...
  • 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: Lync, Office Communications Server, and Live Meeting at Nottingham Trent University

    We’re hearing more and more about the way Microsoft Lync Server 2010 is set to change the nature of working life in universities. At Nottingham Trent University , for example, with 24,000 students on three campuses across the City, Unified Communications Team Leader Thomas Farrand, has made great strides...
  • 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: The Open University makes significant cost and efficiency savings through the use of Microsoft Lync 2010

    Contribution from freelance writer, Gerald Haigh.   Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft UK Education blogs.   I graduated from the Open University , I’m proud to say, as a member of the very first intake – the “Class of ‘71”. Earlier this Summer we were royally treated to a celebration...
  • 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...
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