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  • Blog Post: BETT 2014: Tablet Academy Free Training Days

    BETT 2014 was a great experience for the Tablet Academy. CEO Steve Molyneux, is a BETT veteran, having visited every year for the past 30 years and it was very interesting for him to experience the changes that had occurred in mobile learning just over the past 12 months. Other representatives included...
  • Blog Post: Using tablets in education: learn about the key features of Windows 8

    Originally posted by Carlos I. James Gutierrez With the upcoming launch of Microsoft’s Surface Pro across 21 markets, customers can more easily edit, collaborate, and get things done from one device that they use from home, the office, and while on the road. As these new computing scenarios bring potential...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Academy: Investing in your Future

    With so much buzz around cloud services and architecting your business for the cloud, it’s easy to feel left behind. Don’t fret; there are plenty of ways to keep up with the latest and greatest news, information and training. If you’ve not heard about the Microsoft Virtual Academy before then you’re...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Bootcamp - Powered by Tech.Days, Edinburgh 11th November 2011

    If you are a developer looking to take advantage of cloud computing, but you haven’t yet taken the plunge, this free day of training is the quickest way to get up-to-speed with Microsoft’s offering; Windows Azure. We’ll take you from knowing nothing about the cloud to actually having written some code...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft EES/Licensing workshop with Viglen – University of Sussex 15th April 2011

    Do you want to know more about Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES)? As one of the top licensing resellers in the UK as well as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Viglen are well placed to understand the licensing needs of their customers. A training course is now available at the University...
  • 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: Live Meeting–What’s new in Office 2010 for students and teachers

    Following on from the Deploying Windows 7 Live Meeting last month, Richard Lane (who’s our resident techie in the Education team) is hosting a pair of Office 2010 Live Meetings in July. As it is a Live Meeting (webinar), you don’t need to leave your desk, and no travel is needed – you can simply logon...
  • Blog Post: Academic discount code for Tech∙Ed Europe in Berlin

    There are normally over 50 UK Education attendees at Tech∙Ed Europe , which is in Berlin this November 8 – 12. It’s a full week of deep technical education, hands-on-learning and opportunities to connect with Microsoft and Community experts one-on-one.  The main reason that people attend is to get...
  • Blog Post: Are you ready to deploy Windows 7? Need a bit more help?

    Thanks to Rich from Bechtle , I know where you can get some help. Rich has just blogged about the Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal on his Software Ruminations blog . Windows 7 Deployment – the Learning Portal We spend almost $10 billion a year on research and development, and so each time we release...
  • Blog Post: TechNet webcasts

    Each month the TechNet and MSDN teams over in the US host a wide range of webcasts on technical subjects. As they are held on Pacific Coast time, they first one of the day is normally timed perfectly for the university day – at 4pm, after noise has died down. There are others, later on in the evening...
  • Blog Post: Another take on qualifications – have you thought about the Microsoft IT Academy?

    If you’re running the ICT systems in your university, you may recognise that one of the gaps in using technology well (especially for students) is lack of IT skills to help them to make the most of the technology sitting on their lap. So although you may want to forward this onto somebody in the curriculum...
  • Blog Post: Newcastle event next week - Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 networking

    Jonathan Noble has also let me know that there are still plenty of spare spaces at the free event at Newcastle University next Wednesday (the 8th), which will be looking at Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 for education. And the agenda includes DirectAccess, BranchCache and XP Mode – all mentioned...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed – a week of developers and IT support teams in Berlin

    This year Tech Ed is moving from Barcelona to Berlin. It’s also been squeezed into a single week – 7,000 developers and IT professionals descending on Berlin to enjoy a packed week full of technology. My first Tech Ed was only a few years ago, and I couldn’t believe the size of the event (and that was...
  • Blog Post: How will Windows 7 help universities – Part One – The Overview

    Exams have just finished ( well, they have at Oxford, because it was on my local TV news station, who can’t resist shots of people in gowns with beaming smiles) . The wind down for the summer has hopefully started for some. But for many IT people in universities, it marks the beginning of planning for...
  • Blog Post: Professional Developers’ Day – March 23rd 2009

    This is a blog post for the hundreds of developers in university IT development teams that didn’t get the chance to go to PDC (in LA) or Tech Ed (in Barcelona). Because this time, you’ve got to stand a chance – it’s in London, it’s only a day – and if your boss is at Tech Ed in Barcelona this week*,...
  • Blog Post: How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection

    The people that run our internal IT systems – Microsoft IT – regularly run workshops (both virtual and face-to-face events) when they share how Microsoft implements aspects of our IT systems, and especially the things we have learnt along the way. Next Tuesday afternoon , they are running a webcast on...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Technet Events

    Not able to get to IT Forum?  There are plenty of events up and down the country coming up.  These are all deliverd by Microsoft technical professionals to a level 200 technical “how to” level for IT professionals and are FREE to attend.   Virtualisation and Management Technologies 21...
  • Blog Post: Campus Agreement – eLearning benefit

    Something that has come up several times recently, especially since a recent UCISA event in Oxford is what education/learning material customers entitled to under the Campus Agreement.  The good news is, quite a lot actually and there is no bad news. There are two areas to explore: E-Learning as...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed arrives again - 3rd to 7th November

    Time to start being nice to the people that sign off your professional development budget? (I know, you always are…) Tech Ed (also previously known as IT Forum) is in Barcelona again this year on the 3rd to the 7th November, and the agenda and registration information has just been released. ...
  • Blog Post: Future Education Team online briefings

    Over the next few months, we are going to running a series of briefings on specific aspects of ICT in education, relating to some of our newer technologies and their use in education. They are all running as Live Meetings, where you are able to watch the PowerPoint presentation on your screen, and hear...
  • Blog Post: Software Asset Management - Phoenix events

    A colleague has just told me about the free Software Asset Management events that Phoenix & Microsoft are running together, coming up in the next couple of weeks. Reading - Friday 19 October Edinburgh - Wednesday 24 October London - Tuesday 30 October Manchester - Friday 2 November They may be of...
  • Blog Post: Free TechNet Events coming around the country

    TechNet is pleased to announce the second series of technical events “TechNet on the Road” We will again be stepping away from PPT and concentrating on a demo-packed full day. We will be visiting 5 locations (Reading, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Falkirk) There are 3 separate sessions: 1) Beyond...
  • 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: Microsoft Volume Activation Technology 2.0 - Training from partners

    I received information from Viglen on a new training course that they are running, which is designed to demystify your options for activating Windows Vista volume licence keys. It will help you make the right decisions now, so that as more products (for example Windows Server 2008) come along using the...
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