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  • 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: 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: SharePoint 2010 – An Overview for Education

    Watch this recording presented by Dave Coleman, SharePoint MVP, as he gives an overview of SharePoint 2010. During this recording, Dave explores how SharePoint can address key needs within education institutions and by making use of existing licensing agreements, SharePoint can also help to remove cost...
  • Blog Post: Adding Quizzes to SharePoint makes a viable learning platform

    Guest blogger John Kleeman, Chairman of Questionmark , describes how quizzes can be embedded in SharePoint and how SharePoint is coming of age as a learning platform. I’m hearing a lot of interest in SharePoint as a learning platform in Higher Education. You may have seen the University of Northumberland...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Best Bred for Education?

    Post originally featured on the SharePoint and Assessment Blog from Questionmark . Thought leader interview with Ray Fleming of Microsoft Australia about SharePoint’s place and future in Education. Ray, what do you do at Microsoft? I’ve worked in education IT for 25 years, and for the last 5 years, I...
  • Blog Post: No-Code Designer Solutions for SharePoint 2010 training course

    One of our partners, Collabco Software , have written a post I would like to share with you on SharePoint 2010 and the opportunity for a course on creating no-code SharePoint Designer Solutions. Please take a look below and if interested, details on how to enrol are given at the end. Information Technology...
  • Blog Post: Brockenhurst College, staying lean and efficient

    One area that we, here,in the Education team like to report on is cost saving and how looking at different area’s in education, this can be achieved.   Brokenhurst College , in the New Forest in Hampshire, serves a wide area, covering seven local authorities. Its main activity is providing exam...
  • 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: Microsoft Office 365 for Education appears on the horizon

    Last night we officially announced Office 365 , which is the next generation of cloud services – bringing together Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Lync (previously known as Office Communications Server) and Office (on both the web and your PC). And the good news is that there will be an education...
  • Blog Post: Do you want to download Windows 7 in Welsh?

    Did you know that we run a worldwide 'local language programme' which provides language packs for a range of our software? And that if you're in Wales, you can use them to run Windows and Office in Welsh natively? Welsh is one of Europe's oldest languages, and is growing, with over half a million speakers...
  • Blog Post: A free tool for creating SCORM learning materials for remote learning

    Have you heard of the free Microsoft Learning Content Development System? We’ve just updated it to version 2.5, which now supports more complex content, and is Firefox and Silverlight 4 compatible. It is a free tool that lets you create high-quality, interactive, online courses, and publish them in SCORM...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Saturday comes to the UK

    Just a quick note to point SharePoint lovers towards the SharePoint Saturday , being held on October 2nd in Birmingham. At a time when training budgets are shrinking, then you’ll be cheered up to know that it is free to attend, and is being run by a group of SharePoint enthusiasts, very focused on sharing...
  • Blog Post: Translating your websites into 30 languages–with 5 minutes work

    With so many international students in Higher Education today, you need to be able to make your university websites and portals as accessible as possible to students, employers and parents from outside of the UK. When I saw the new version of the Microsoft Translator tool, I realised this will therefore...
  • Blog Post: Have you booked for the Scotland 2010 Higher Education Briefing on 9th June?

    The line up of speakers for the Microsoft Scotland 2010 Higher Education Briefing on 9th June includes some great speakers. Of course, Steven Grier, our Scottish Education Business Manager will be compere for the day, and he’ll be joined by: The University of Aberdeen, who have confirmed...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Scotland 2010 Higher Education Briefing

    Bookings are now open for our Scotland Higher Education Briefing day, on 9th June in Edinburgh. Microsoft will be holding our Scottish 2010 Higher Education Briefing on 9 th June 2010 at our Edinburgh offices . The agenda for the event runs from 10:00 to 4:45 with breaks to catch up with colleagues...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and the Cloud – what it means for universities

    There’s recently been a lot of discussion within education about different models of ICT services. Individual universities have tended to use a mix of services provided on-premise and cloud-based services . And newer models of teaching and learning have accelerated the trend towards cloud-based services...
  • Blog Post: More Moodle advice – The Moodle on SharePoint white paper

    The team over at the Microsoft Education Labs have been busy over the last few weeks. If you’re new to it, Education Labs was created by the Microsoft Education Products Group to build and release new product prototypes and useful add-ons, specifically for education use. Following on from the Office...
  • 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: Microsoft Further Education Briefing 2010 – London 19th March

    The booking deadline is approaching for our Further Education Briefing day, which this year falls on 19th March in London. If you haven’t registered yet, then it’s worth taking a look at the agenda, as we’ve built it to make sure that you can get lots of value from the day – whether it is learning about...
  • Blog Post: Guidelines on web usability – useful for university web projects

    When I wrote the Good Blogging Guide last year, I concentrated on audience, purpose, search and writing like a real person. What I spent little time on was the technical side of blogging and the web – navigation, usability, content such as images, and other areas. But the COI (Central Office of Information...
  • Blog Post: Eduserv’s report into the use of SharePoint by Higher Education Institutions

    The final report from the University of Northumbria, completed through the Eduserv-funded ‘ Investigation into the uptake and use of Microsoft SharePoint by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) ’ is now available for download. I’ve taken the key findings directly from the website: Most UK Higher Education...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Higher Education Briefing 2009

    Bookings are now open for our Higher Education Briefing day, which this year falls on 10th December in London. Microsoft will be holding our annual Higher Education Briefing on 10 th December 2009 at our London offices in Victoria. The agenda for the event runs from 10:00 to 4:45 with breaks to catch...
  • Blog Post: Community consultation - your views on SharePoint in Higher Education

    I’m posting this on behalf of the Northumbria University and hope you can help: IT Directors and Project Managers of many customers have taken part in a survey for this Eduserv/Northumbria University project. The final phase is a wider online community consultation ( www.northumbria.ac.uk/sharepoint_study...
  • Blog Post: Free SharePoint Event – thanks to Eduserv and Northumbria

    Many customers have been invovled in the process so far and this project is moving towards its final phase.  Please come along and participate in this event. FREE EVENT Time: 11-3.30pm, 25 November 2009 Place: Aeonian Training Centre, Shropshire House, London http://www.aeonian.co.uk/shropshire...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Search – from Microsoft

    We’ve all witnessed performing a search and getting something like 1,034,461 results back in 0.16 seconds with lots of blue and green lines on the screen.  However, no matter how many and how quick, can we really say we’re getting the right answer back with the minimum time spent?  Take this...
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