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  • Blog Post: Bringing the cloud to researchers around the world and online

    Originally posted on Microsoft Research Connections Blog These have been impressive days for European research, highlighted by last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN and this year’s publication of the fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change . Both are stunning...
  • Blog Post: Join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage

    Since the recent announcement introducing Student Advantage almost a fortnight ago we’ve been inundated with questions. I’m super excited at the response to the news. As a result, we’d like you to join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage at midday (GMT) on 31/10 on Twitter. Live Q&A We’ll...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #7 – Following Content in SharePoint Online

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . Having looked at the new social networking features of SharePoint Online back in the 2nd edition of our top user tips it’s time to look at following sites that interest you, too. If you find a SharePoint Online site in your institution...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #5 – Multiple Calendar Views in Office Web App

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . Hot on the heels of yesterday’s top user tip about SkyDrive Pro we’re back with our fifth installment all about multiple calendar views in OWA (Outlook Web App). This isn’t a feature that’s new to Office 365 Education, but it’s a...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Education Top User Tips #4 – Drag ‘n’ Drop in SkyDrive Pro

    Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog . So far in our top user tips posts we’ve looked at scheduling online meetings with Lync Web Scheduler , social networking in SharePoint Online , and offline access with the Outlook Web App . Today we’ll focus on the awesome new feature...
  • 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: SCEnAT on Cloud Event at The University of Sheffield, 23rd January 2013

    A technical innovation powered by Microsoft Windows Azure platform led by The University of Sheffield The advancement in cloud services now offers Universities and research groups access to an unparalleled level of technological power.  The University of Sheffield will play host this event to demonstrate...
  • Blog Post: How to enrol for Office 365 for education step by step

    The anticipated wait is over and Office 365 for education is now available. So how can you get started using Office 365 in your school, college or university? Below you can find a detailed guide of how to sign up for your 30 day free trial of Office 365 for education. Increase productivity in your education...
  • Blog Post: A day in the life of a student

    Following on from our day in the life of a teacher post last week, here’s a nice infographic showing the student experience of working with Microsoft Office 365 versus using Google apps . Whether you are a school’s IT leader, an educator, a parent, or someone who values learning, you know students and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Day for Developers – June 22nd 2012, London

    Windows Azure, Windows 8, Devices and Open Source - The Microsoft Cloud Day on June 22 nd at the Vue Cinema in Fulham, London is a free conference for public sector developers where you can find out more about the latest innovations in Microsoft technology for the cloud and open source. If you are building...
  • Blog Post: Cloud for education: Forefront and Windows InTune

    To follow on from our recent post Cloud for education: Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamics CRM , the next post in this series includes a summary of Forefront Online for Exchange and Windows InTune. Originally posted by Ray Fleming Microsoft Online Services and Education We’ve made a public big shift...
  • Blog Post: Cloud for education: Microsoft Private Cloud Infrastructure and Office Web Apps

    To follow on from our recent post Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamics CRM post , the next post in this series includes a summary of Microsoft Private Cloud Infrastructure and Office Web Apps Originally posted by Ray Fleming Microsoft Online Services and Education We’ve made a public big shift in our...
  • Blog Post: Cloud for education: Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    To follow on from our recent post Cloud for education: Live@edu and Office 365 for education , the next post in this series includes a summary of Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamic CRM.  Originally posted by Ray Fleming Microsoft Online Services and Education We’ve made a public big shift in our...
  • Blog Post: Cloud for education: Live@edu and Office 365 for education

    Originally posted by Ray Fleming There’s recently been a lot of discussion within education about different models of ICT services. Individual universities have tended to use a mix of services provided on-premise and cloud-based services . And newer models of teaching and learning have accelerated the...
  • Blog Post: Using private and public cloud solutions on your terms

    Things are changing very rapidly in the way that ICT services can be delivered and used in schools. You may have functions in your school that span across traditional, private and public cloud computing environments - Microsoft provides common management (with System Center ), identity (with Active Directory...
  • Blog Post: Cloud computing for education checks

    For IT professionals and leaders in education, there is a lot to consider when choosing to take advantage of cloud services. Yes, it’s cost saving, time saving and has lots of other great benefits, but there are important things to check with your service provider to make sure you get the best...
  • Blog Post: School in a Box Reception – House of Commons, 29th February 2012

    On 29th February, Microsoft were at the House of Commons, Westminster for the School in a Box Reception hosted by Reading MP Rob Wilson. The event provided a high profile opportunity for schools and Microsoft Partners to show how they are working together to provide high quality, flexible and scalable...
  • 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: Windows InTune – Managing your IT Infrastructure from the cloud

    Windows InTune is a management and security solution allowing you to manage your on premise IT infrastructure from the cloud.   In a nutshell this is what it can do…….. Allows you manage a single or multiple organisations from a single console Manage machines outside of the network / Domain Asset...
  • Blog Post: Free School Norwich breaks out of the classroom with Civica’s CloudBase

    You may have heard references to Free Schools that are now opening up around the country, in response to communities who feel, they are needed in order to improve education for children local to them. I recently met with Bob Pigott, Sales Director in the Education Division, for Microsoft partner Civica...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive updates sharing and file management

    With more app centric sharing, particularly for Office docs, updates to file management, and the inclusion of HTML5 uploads, the SkyDrive upgrade that is currently being rolled adds to the impressive range of user centric updates that the service has already seen over recent months. The video below demonstrate...
  • Blog Post: Steps to the Cloud with RM

      Chris Munday, Head of Proposition Development, RM   has written a guest post on his thoughts on the benefits of Cloud and which steps to take to get there, of which will be further discussed at BETT   When you think about what Cloud computing can offer within education, the possibilities...
  • Blog Post: Consumerisation of IT in Education: Software as a Service

    One of the key enablers for Consumerisation of IT in Education (COIT) is the growing number cloud based applications and services. Much of the software available from Microsoft is now available as a cloud hosted service. A great example in Education is Live@Edu which provides free email, calendaring...
  • Blog Post: Baby Steps into the Cloud

    The education team are busy working on a number of new eBooks that will be launched on this blog over the next couple of months. Keep an eye on our Twitter account ( Microsoft_ed_uk ) to be one of the first to know when they are available. In the meantime, though, we thought you might find one of...
  • Blog Post: Cloud in Education Series - Cloud Computing: What IT Professionals Need to Know (New Whitepaper)

    Cloud computing promises new career opportunities for IT professionals. In many cases, existing core skill sets transfer directly to cloud technologies. In other instances, IT pros need to develop new skill sets that meet the demand of emerging cloud job roles. Our latest whitepaper, literally hot...
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