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  • Blog Post: ‘Freedom’ cloud service from European Electronique at Bett 2013

    Guest post by European Electronique , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners Bett 2013 will start an exciting new year for both European Electronique and our customers with the launch of a new range of innovative products and services. Building on last year’s mobility and client to cloud theme this...
  • Blog Post: Trending the verbal network at BETT 2012

    Post written by Mark Reynolds , Schools Business Manager (South) (At the time of writing) It’s the Friday after BETT. Last week, I was in the middle of Olympia, for the last BETT Friday ever (assuming that the EXCEL London move works out). The Microsoft stand was incredibly busy, which is brilliant...
  • Blog Post: OneNote and SharePoint 2010: Online Collaboration and Social Independent Learning (part 1)

    First in a series of guest posts from Adrian Edgar , Independent Education Consultant. Director of ICT and SMT at Culford School for 7 Years. Last week I was lucky enough to be part of the Microsoft Education team at BETT 2012 . I spoke on the subject of using OneNote 2010 and SharePoint 2010 MySites...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012: Thoughts on Openhive and VLE’s

    Guest post from freelance writer, Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft Education blogs. On the final Saturday of BETT 2012, I found myself among old friends on the Capita stand. Having followed the SIMS story since the earliest days, I thought I’d kept up with most of what they’ve...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012: Microsoft @ BETT Pictures

    A selection of pictures documenting our presence at BETT 2012 have now been added to the Microsoft @ BETT 2012 Flickr Group . If you took any pictures of our stand at BETT, it would be great if you could add them to the group. Its a public group and Flickr makes it really simple for you to add your pictures...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012: All the slides from our Theatre Stand

    With the dust now settling after a great BETT 2012, we thought it might be useful to post all the slides from our presentations at the show to our blog. If you attended one of our sessions, wish you had done or maybe didn’t make to Kensington for the final BETT at Olympia, all the slides can be viewed...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012: Content available on the stand (QR Codes/MS Tag)

    On our stand at BETT 2012, we have some great content available. Ebooks, fact sheets, whitepapers and more are available via a selection of QR Codes/MS Tags featured across the stand. Visit us on stand D30/D40 to download them to your phone today! Alternatively, you can view and/or download a selection...
  • Blog Post: Preparing Students for a Digital Future. The time to start is now!

    Further to yesterdays exciting announcement at BETT 2012 by Michael Gove around reforming and updating the computer science curriculum in GCSE's, schools have now been freed up to use curriculum and resources to prepare and inspire students for the digital age. With this in mind, teachers now have a...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012: Day one observations from Gerald Haigh

    Gerald Haigh is a freelance journalist who writes regularly for the Microsoft Education Blogs. You’re never in the BETT show for long before you become aware of themes and moods. The most usual one, I suppose, is a sense of determined optimism. It was a software developer in one of the most...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012: Not long now!

    With  BETT 2012 now less than 24 hours away, we are busy putting the finishing touches to our shiny new stand. Lets just say its work in progress… If you are attending BETT 2012 and are planning your visit, some of our blog posts, that include references to a lot of the presentations, products and...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012: Using motion capture technology

    Extract from today’s feature in the Guardian on how technology is revolutionising classroom learning. The use of technology in schools marks an increasing convergence of the classroom with children's home lives. Gareth Ritter, a teacher at a Willows high school in Cardiff , has begun using motion capture...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012: Microsoft DreamSpark

    As part of the Curriculum pod on our stand at BETT 2012, in addition to Learning Suite , Partners in Learning Network , Skype in the Classroom and the IT Academy , we will be showcasing Microsoft DreamSpark . If you are not familiar with this offering, DreamSpark is essentially a free suite of development...
  • Blog Post: Why schools should get behind GetOnline@Home, by Microsoft's Clare Riley

    Originally posted on Agent4Change.net   One of the wonderful things about working for Microsoft is that innovative ideas bubble up every day. Even if they appear to undercut our core business, if they are good ideas they will take root. That’s what has happened with www.GetOnlineatHome.org – a website...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012 – QR Codes & MS Tags

    With only 3 days to go until BETT 2012, the education team is busy putting the finishing touches to getting everything ready for 4 days of fun and frolics at Olympia. Not long to go now! One of the things we are trialling on the stand this year is the use of QR Codes and MS Tags . Scanning these codes...
  • Blog Post: So what exactly are the Microsoft team showing off at BETT 2012?

    I can honestly say that the last couple of months has kept me extremely busy with organising the Microsoft stand at BETT 2012! With everything from staff, to entertainment, to presenters and presentations, demo kit right the way through to the colour of the polo shirts (dark blue as apparently Steve...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012: Gaming in Education

    As mentioned earlier this week, a core focus for us at BETT 2012 is gaming in education. With a dedicated showcase area staffed by the K-Team and inspiring daily presentations by the always motivating Ollie Bray , our stand at BETT 2012 promises to be an essential pit stop for those interested in learning...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012: Microsoft Licensing & EES

    Have some questions about our licensing and, in particular, EES? We can help! Visit our stand at BETT 2012 and let one of our licencing specialists walk you through the best options for you and your institution. Get answers to the following questions, and more: Who can buy education licences? The different...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune Webcast

    Windows Intune is an elegant management solution for academic institutions of all sizes.  Whether you look after a single school or college, or manage a large group of schools, Windows Intune allows institutions to remotely perform PC management and security tasks in the cloud. From a single console...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2012 here we come!

    Happy New Year! Hope you all had a great festive season! With the holidays now behind us, its now all go to get ready for BETT 2012 . After months of preparation, I can't believe its now only a little over a week to go! More will be revealed over the next week on the blog, but we have some exciting plans...
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