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  • Blog Post: Little Miss Geek Wearable Tech Event

    On 25th April, the fashion and technology worlds collided at a schools event where girls were encourage to create Wearable Technology. The event, held in celebration of International Girls in ICT Day, was hosted by social enterprise company Little Miss Geek , who aim to inspire upcoming generations of...
  • Blog Post: Exciting Learning: Interactive Lectures

    Based on a guest post from Daniel Boris, student at University of Sussex. “Technology allows students to become much more engaged in constructing their own knowledge, and cognitive studies show that ability is key to learning success.” - Susan Henderson, Vice-President of Institutional...
  • Blog Post: Re-building infrastructures, skills and lives with Microsoft Certified Trainers- the Haiti story

    Part of the reason I enjoy my role here so much in the Education team at Microsoft is the opportunity I have to see how educators around the UK can use our solutions and technologies to help others find their own potential and build skills to help make for a better and improved way of life. Andrew Bettany...
  • Blog Post: Why UK higher education institutions should invest in technology

    I read this article in the Guardian and thought it made for interesting reading. Here you can find some good cost saving examples. Take a read and see what you think. Why HE institutions should invest in technology
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Live Meetings - System Center in Education

    After the success of the last few Live Meetings, with over 100 attendees at each, the ' System Center in Education ' series Continues with a closer look at each of the products and what they mean to Education Customers. They have been scheduled as a series in advance, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings...
  • Blog Post: How fast can Windows 7 go?

    Earlier in the week PC Pro ran an article stating that Windows 7 is “ already used on 1% of PCs ”. This was lifted from some Internet metrics measured by NetApplications. It’s easy to do – each time you visit a website, your browser tells the website what version it is, and what operating system it is...
  • Blog Post: Managing Costs at Microsoft using IT – An insider’s view

    I was in a training session on Friday, when we were joined by the Microsoft IT team – the clever chaps that keep our IT network running right across the business, seemingly in the face of all of the odds. I believe that the odds really are stacked heavily against keeping the IT system stable, because...
  • Blog Post: TechNet goes on tour

      Once again, based on customer feedback TechNet is hitting the road/rails and web again to deliver hi quality content and updates to a UK audience.  Space is limited so please book up to make sure UK Higher Education gets the most seats.  As usual, they are delivered by Microsoft technical...
  • Blog Post: What does next decade’s PC look like?

    You may recall me blogging the ‘Next-Gen PC’ competition last year , aimed at getting people to think outside of the (beige/black/silver) box for computer design. Well, the winners have been announced, and the amazing Napkin PC is the winner. It uses the metaphor of a paper napkin (“great ideas often...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 roadshow

    The TechNet roadshows are coming soon - in April and May the team will be on their way around the country, talking about (and showing) lots more of Windows Server 2008 and the other products launched this week. I know that the launch event in Birmingham in March was filled up very quickly, and there...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista SP1 update

    A flurry of emails this afternoon confirms that Windows Vista Service Pack 1 has been released (or at least RTM'd - which means Released To Manufacturing). What that means is that the developers and testers have finished their job, and the product now hits the production lines to get it to customers...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 - Launch Invitation

    The launch team have just released the link to be able to sign up for the Windows Server 2008 launch event (actually, it's also the Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 launch too). This is going to be held on the 19th March, at the ICC in Birmingham . The event is going to feature both Microsoft and...
  • Blog Post: IE7 update coming your way - automatically...

    This isn't specific to education, and I'm sure that if you need to know things like this, you'll automatically be registered to our update and security blogs, but for the network managers out there, here's a quick note: Windows Update will automatically deploy Internet Explorer 7 next month, if you are...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Here - Windows Server 2008

    We've been talking about it for quite some time - and the beta and trial versions of the new 2008 products have been floating around on the web. The official launch event for all of the products - Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 - is happening on March 19th, and will be followed...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista SP1 is coming...

    One for IT Managers: We've announced that Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista will be released in the Spring Term 2008 2008, which is good news for those who are waiting for this before doing widescale deployments of the new operating system across your departments. In advance of that the beta is available...
  • Blog Post: What does the "next-generation PC" look like?

    Over the years I've seen many "radical" designs for new PCs - I vividly remember being shown an Intel design for a PC that sat inside a leopard-print footstool, designed for the home (sadly, the design was a little premature then, because PCs were still consigned to the study/spare room). But few of...
  • Blog Post: 7 tips for working securely from wireless hotspots

    Like last week's posting, on 10 ways to work more securely , was a handy way of reminding your staff about common sense steps that they can take to keep their own personal PCs secure, as well as contributing to the organisation security you're managing. Well, here's another list in a similar vein, that...
  • Blog Post: MSDN - The Microsoft Developer Network - Free Events

    If you have developers within your university, busily coding applications and systems for your intranet, then you may want to let them know about the free MSDN events coming up over the next few months. They're aimed at mainstream development engineers, and given that many universities have teams developing...
  • Blog Post: Product launch invitation: PerformancePoint Server 2007

    There are a number of product launch events coming up in the next few months. They may not be as high profile as the two "big" ones - Halo 3 this week and Windows Server 2008 next year - but in terms of more immediate value to you, then the Performance Point Server 2007 launch, in two weeks' time should...
  • Blog Post: Thin Client, Rich Client or hybrid?

    My colleague Michael Royster, in Microsoft Consulting Services, has just finished a briefing document on the approaches available to implementation, addressing the questions about thin client versus rich client, and provides excellent advice and insight into how you can plan for the most appropriate...
  • Blog Post: Which Windows Vista is the right one for universities?

    My colleague Michael Green wrote this article in his US university blog , and I thought it was worth repetition: " Determining which Vista to install is not as complicated as you might think. Vista Business contains most of what you are looking for out of an "everyday" work machine, including the capability...
  • Blog Post: Online file storage - Windows Live SkyDrive

    500MB of free online storage that can be private, shared or public. This has been coming for a little while, and then when it arrived, it was initially only for users in the US. But now, it has been activated for customers in the UK. And this has some really useful applications in education. SkyDrive...
  • Blog Post: 150 applications and 2,000 workstations. And only 24 hours in a day.

    Around 80 IT Managers of colleges and universities attended last year's IT Forum - a conference dedicated to looking at how Microsoft technologies can be implemented to support business critical IT services. One of the technologies that most grabbed people's attention was the SoftGrid applications, which...
  • Blog Post: Mapping, Satellite Imagery - and your university

    This is quite embarrassing - twice in one month I'm going to use the word "mashup" - which hasn't even made it into the Cambridge dictionary yet. But perhaps you'll forgive me once we reach the end of this item. The idea of a "mashup" is that you combine two different data sources together in a...
  • Blog Post: Exchange unplugged - at Microsoft Reading Campus

    Reserve your front row seat at Exchange Unplugged, this is your opportunity to get the inside scoop on Exchange Server 2007, Office Communications Server 2007 and the rest of the Unified Communications platform. https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-gb&eventid...
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