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    Is your data at risk?

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    2008 hasn't really started any better than 2007 finished - a laptop is stolen from the boot of a car, containing 600,000 personal data records - heaping data disaster upon data disaster . Reality says that laptops will be stolen, even when we think they...
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    OneNote - an unsung hero?

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    Ask most people what's in the Office suite, and they'll be able to tell you about Word, Excel and PowerPoint. And at a push, they'll mention Access, or Publisher. But most people haven't even heard of OneNote, or even tried it. And yet, of all of the...
  • Microsoft UK Schools blog

    The Shireland Learning Gateway

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    At the BETT show the Schools Minister, Jim Knight, opened the exhibition by laying out the DCSF policy initiatives for the future. One of the foci was on the government target for secondary schools to provide access to real-time reporting information...
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    New Microsoft Learning Gateway Brochure

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    We released a new brochure at BETT 2008, which is an introduction to the Microsoft Learning Gateway for schools. It provides an overview of the way that the Learning Gateway can help to support you with the challenges that teachers and leaders face...
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    Where is BSF going?

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    Last year LocalGovTV recorded an interview with Tim Byles, Chief Executive of Partnerships for Schools, to discuss progress of the BSF programme in delivering the Government's £45bn investment in secondary education. In the interview her reviewed the...
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    IE7 update coming your way - automatically...

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    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...
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    Another BETT Learning Gateway story

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    2008 - it's all about Learning Gateway. And another milestone at BETT was when we released the case study on the Leeds Learning Network. Now, like many of the Learning Gateways that we've talked about, this one has been around a little while - in fact...
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    Live Meeting - Heavy Workload? Try collaborating for success

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    Collaborative working is seen to be the way forward to help us all work better and more efficiently and ensure that everyone has easy access to the resources they need, wherever they may be. In schools, that is often more tricky, as individuals...
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    Learning Gateway in action in Cheshire

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    I came across an interesting case study on the Teksys website (a Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, and a supplier of the Microsoft Learning Gateway for schools & colleges). It features Sir Thomas Boteler school, and talks about their use of the latest...
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    What's up .Doc?

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    The Burton Group - a US technology research organisation - have released an interesting report into the alternative file standards in use. They compared MIcrosoft's Office Open XML (OOXML!), which is standard in the new versions of Office 2007, with Open...
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