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  • Blog Post: Continuing the Serco ‘’Progresso’’ Management Information System development with Microsoft

    Gerald Haigh, independent writer to Microsoft , has written a couple of blog posts in the past  for us on Serco’s “Progresso” Management Information system including a Pioneering Days and Learning Progress blog. Here, Gerald came back to us on how this is continuing to develop and is now currently...
  • Blog Post: Information Architecture …. what is it?

    And why would you need to know anything about it for your school? Basically it’s all about the data you have in your school. Where is it? How is it used? How can it be structured to be more useful to you? How can it work for you? Data is everywhere in your school. From the staff room notice board, emails...
  • Blog Post: Essex Schools choose Live@Edu

    Essex County Council has just completed the rollout of Live@Edu to 487 schools. This was a large and complex project involving the migration of accounts and mailboxes from a third-party hosted Exchange 2007 environment to the new Microsoft cloud email service. Mark Reynolds, School Business Manager for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and the Cloud – what it means for education

    There’s recently been a lot of discussion within education about different models of ICT services. Individual schools tend to use a mix of services provided on-premise ( or on-site as we used to call it ) and cloud-based services ( what we’d call Internet-based, or web-based, in the good old days )....
  • Blog Post: Your invite to the UK Launch for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010

    UPDATE - FRIDAY 11:30 - THE EVENT IS NOW CURRENTLY FULL - BUT YOU CAN ADD YOURSELF TO THE WAIT LIST. Apparently we've had well over 1,000 registrations since we announced it. I'd recommend putting yourself on the wait list. Sorry. I'll work on a list of alternative events/webcasts to attend From now...
  • Blog Post: Email at Norwich School

    A colleague published a new story on the worldwide Microsoft case studies website earlier this month, on Norwich School, who had expanded and replaced their email system. They wanted to encourage their staff, students and parents to their email system more, to help information to flow around the school...
  • Blog Post: What does your Outbox say about you?

    In my job, I know that I spend a lot of time in front of my computer reading and writing emails. But some tidying up of my Inbox yesterday led me to some interesting observations Last year, I wrote 8,405 emails. That’s an awful lot - if I only worked 250 days a year, that’s 34 a day (gosh, when do...
  • Blog Post: Would You Like To Know Even More About Unified Communications?

    Exchange Tour Unplugged 2007 24th October - 5th November 2007 Reading, London, Sheffield, Manchester, Maidenhead, Warwickshire & Glasgow This isn't for everybody, but if you are involved with running the ICT in a big or multi-site secondary school, the technologies underlying this could...
  • Blog Post: Would You Like To Know More About Unified Communications?

    Exchange Tour Unplugged 2007 09:30 – 16:30 Monday 17th September Microsoft Campus, Reading This isn't for everybody, but if you are involved with running the ICT in a big or multi-site secondary school, the technologies underlying this could help you to imagine a completely different way of enabling...
  • 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...
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