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  • Blog Post: BETT 2014: groupcall–changing the face of personalised communications between parents and teachers

      We’ve had an amazing year since winning an award at BETT 2013 for our Messenger service, hosted in the Windows Azure cloud.  A year crammed with innovative ideas, which have brought more exciting features to our existing product suite and seen the arrival of, what we believe to be a pioneering...
  • Blog Post: Bett 2013: Presentation slides from our Microsoft Learn Live Theatre sessions

    Thanks to those that joined as on our stand and at the Microsoft Learn Live Theatre at Bett 2013. To those that couldn’t make it, you can catch up with all the happenings right here on the schools blog. Here are the slide decks from our sessions Head in the Cloud, Feet on the Ground and Top...
  • Blog Post: Surface and the new Windows demo video from Bett 2013

    The Microsoft Windows 8 stand at Bett 2013 (E270) has a large range of Windows 8 and RT tablets and laptops, including Microsoft Surface, Toshiba, Asus and Acer for you to come have a look at. Everyone is welcome to our stand to have a go on the devices, and our team are on hand to show you the features...
  • Blog Post: Bett 2013: The Odessa Steps, a nice sit down, the janitor’s brooms and Anthony Salcito

    Guest post by Gerald Haigh, our education freelance writer. OK, let’s get the ‘Do like the new venue?’ question out of the way first. My answer, I guess like most, is ‘Not sure yet.’ Mind you, what I did not enjoy was arriving at the bottom of that giant staircase at the Excel’s West Entrance. It reminded...
  • Blog Post: What’s been happening at Bett 2013 so far?

    It has been a great start to the show, with loads of exciting stuff going on around Bett 2013 at the ExCel in London. With Microsoft’s VP for education Anthony Salcito's address during the opening ceremony in the Bett Arena on Wednesday, to standing room only in our Learn Live Theatre, Bett...
  • Blog Post: LapSafe at Bett 2013: A day in the life with Windows 8 and Surface tablet

    Guest post by LapSafe , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners    Tablet computers are fast becoming the mobile technology of choice for schools, due to their flexibility, long battery life and complete mobility. Tablets such as the new Microsoft Surface have opened up the door to new possibilities...
  • Blog Post: Win a Surface, Xbox and more prizes at Bett 2013 by entering our Treasure Trail competition

    It’s simple, all you need to do is visit all of our participating Bett 2013 partners with one of our handouts (available at the show from our stands D270 and E270 or any Microsoft staff member), and get each partner to stamp their allocated partner boxes on the flyer. Once you have had this stamped...
  • Blog Post: Autology Windows 8 App Launch at Bett 2013

    Guest post by Autology , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners Autology World Ltd a UK based E-Learning company specialising in advanced digital education content applications featuring huge libraries of content from leading publishers and media providers. At Bett this year Autology will be launching...
  • 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: Igniting creativity and raising standards in the classroom from ClickView at Bett 2013

    Guest post by ClickView , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners At Bett 2013, ClickView will be showcasing its latest Microsoft platform technologies and reinforcing its position as a trusted innovator within the education community. Our videos play in WMV, and are built on Microsoft Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Time to upgrade to Office 2013 and Office 365 for education, but why? Find out at Bett next week

    At Bett 2013 , our Microsoft Learn Live Theatre will be host for sessions, delivered by teachers, network managers and Microsoft staff to reveal how technology can make a real difference within your institution. Our Time to upgrade to Office 2013 and Office 365 for education, but why? session will be...
  • Blog Post: Digital literacy and computer programming in the classroom sessions, live Hackathon and more from Stone at Bett 2013

    Guest post by Stone , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners It’s that time of year again! We’re really excited to host on our all-new spacious 255 sqm stand C70 at Bett 2013 . This year, we’re doing things a little differently. Gone are the boring ‘suits’, in are innovative teachers and those involved...
  • Blog Post: How can the Windows 8 environment be adapted for your school? Visit Joskos at Bett 2013

    Guest post by Joskos , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners Why visitors should attend the Joskos stand? Joskos Solutions is a single provider of ICT solutions and services within the education sector. We deploy and support all levels of ICT infrastructure within schools, from the smallest...
  • Blog Post: Bett 2013: BYOD in education session

    At Bett 2013, our Microsoft Learn Live Theatre will be host for sessions, delivered by teachers, network managers and Microsoft staff to reveal how technology can make a real difference within your institution. Our BYOD in education session will be delivered by Kristian Still from Wellington Academy...
  • Blog Post: Civica at Bett 2013

    Guest post by Civica , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners Why should visitors attend the Civica Stand at Bett 2013? Because we’re experts in using SharePoint for education Through its team of E Learning Consultants, Civica has built one of the most experienced SharePoint in Education services and...
  • Blog Post: Bett 2013: Using devices to empower students session

    At Bett 2013, our Microsoft Learn Live Theatre will be host for sessions delivered by teachers, network managers and Microsoft staff to reveal how technology can make a real difference within your institution. David Rogers from the Priory School will be delivering one of the sessions at Bett 2013 at...
  • Blog Post: Bett 2013: New Era for Digital Learning session and Windows in the Classroom

    Come and join us at Bett 2013 at the Microsoft Learn Live Theatre (stand D270 and E270) for our New Era for Digital Learning session, which will cover Windows in the Classroom. This session will be daily at 12pm and 4pm (11.30am and 2.30pm on Saturday). We are witnessing a paradigm shift in how...
  • Blog Post: Bett 2013: Windows 8 at Hartsbrook E-ACT Free School Session

    At Bett 2013, our Microsoft Learn Live Theatre will be host for sessions, delivered by teachers, network managers and Microsoft staff to reveal how technology can make a real difference within your institution. One of the sessions at the Bett 2013 Microsoft Learn Live theatre is titled Windows 8 at Hartsbrook...
  • Blog Post: RM at Bett 2013

    Guest post by RM , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners Right next to the Bett 2013 arena is where you’ll find RM Education at Bett 2013 and the leading school technology partner will be showcasing a range of exciting new products – many of which are free of charge. The Bett things in life from RM...
  • Blog Post: Naace at Bett 2013

    Guest post by Naace , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners Excitement builds as we approach our first Bett at a new location, ExCeL London. It is hard to believe that only a few short months ago we were celebrating the Olympics events being held there and now the world’s largest education...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft @ Bett 2013

    Wow - I can't believe Bett 2013 is nearly upon us. It only seems like yesterday that we were packing up our stand at Olympia after a fun and rewarding 4 days at the show. In this case, time definitely does fly! So, with a fairly wide remit at Bett 2012 that was built around the theme of 'Anytime,...
  • 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...
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