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  • 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: 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: How can students share and backup their important documents?

    This is a great question and one that I'm frequently asked. I was talking to a friend recently who's doing a masters in landscape architecture so you can imagine the size, variety and importance of the files she's working with. Sadly, her university gives her only a tiny amount of storage space on the...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2007 - want to really know what it can do for you?

    My colleague, Phil Allen, who's our resident educational-techie, has provided me with a document of links to really good SharePoint resources. Bless him, he wants to help you all find good stuff, but 7 pages of document, with each page containing long link lists! Phew, I think it might take a while working...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn Server - first public Beta release available

    The race is now on, as Microsoft released the first publicly available test version of Windows Server, code-named “Longhorn” as Beta 3. The release allows you to evaluate the new features, designed to give you increased control, flexibility and protection, and is available for download today . The...
  • Blog Post: Talk to the Hand

    There's a lot of new things inside Exchange 2007 - things like new features in Outlook Web Access and the ability to access e-mail, voice mail, calendar, and contacts from virtually anywhere that you have a connection (telephone and computer). In Exchange Server 2007, people can access their inbox information...
  • Blog Post: Groovy

    One of the new programmes included with the Office 2007 System is Groove. It allows you to setup a collaboration environment which is off line, and synchronised across different computers. You can do things like create a shared file folder, which can be used by anybody who has been allowed, whether or...
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