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  • Blog Post: Learning Suite: It’s all about the apps!

    In the video below, Anthony Salcito (Microsoft VP for Education), talks about the fact that when people come to Microsoft, they come to take on new challenges. The goal to have an impact in education is one of our biggest challenges and is something that is core to the business. Microsoft Learning Suite...
  • Blog Post: Safer Internet Day with CEOP - Free online safety resources and training programmes

    Yesterday saw Safer Internet Day 2012 (SID) with CEOP . This has taken months of planning from the CEOP team who have worked continuously to ensure that, whilst your children are using the internet to complete homework, play games to relax or chat to friends through social networks, parents and teachers...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Learning Suite – free download now available!

    Learning Suite is a comprehensive set of FREE software specifically all schools and teachers now ready for you to download. These titles add so much to Windows OS and Office. See below for the titles you can get. Learning Suite can be downloaded FOC  by logging onto the Partners In Learning Network...
  • 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: Windows Azure Bootcamp - Powered by Tech.Days, Edinburgh 11th November 2011

    If you are a developer looking to take advantage of cloud computing, but you haven’t yet taken the plunge, this free day of training is the quickest way to get up-to-speed with Microsoft’s offering; Windows Azure. We’ll take you from knowing nothing about the cloud to actually having written some code...
  • Blog Post: Free School Workshop with RM, 23rd November 2011

    Technology experts from Microsoft and RM are coming together along with RM educationalists to bring you a Free Schools Workshop on Wednesday 23rd November. This is a great chance for delegates to get hands on with the latest technology in the RM REAL Centre, and to discuss how integrated design of furniture...
  • Blog Post: Free Live@edu webcasts–join up today!

      We’re running a free webcast series between now and Christmas that we’d like you to be a part of! Over three sessions we’ll be talking about what Microsoft Live@edu is, how you can deploy and migrate to it, and how you can promote it at your institution. There will be lots of opportunities to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Forum 2011 - Workshops

    The 8th Microsoft UK Partners in Learning Forum is a one-day conference, free of charge to all teachers and educators who wish to attend. The workshops and keynotes this year have a STEM ‘flavour’ and address the theme of ‘Teach more, learn more, inspire more.’ This year the Forum is being held at the...
  • Blog Post: NAACE Fun, Free Day–downloads for you

      Thank you to all those who attended the NAACE Fun, Free day on Friday 1st July. Below is a list of all of the software solutions, some of which were presented, many of which are free that Microsoft have to support learning in the classroom. SkyDrive and Office Web Apps Get online@home Photostory...
  • Blog Post: Fun, Free Forum – get your free downloads here!

    I woke up this morning and immediately the first thing I thought was, I did order the lunch didn’t I? I hope so otherwise I have a lot of hungry teachers, head teachers and IT network managers at Microsoft Campus today! So today was our ‘’Fun, Free Forum’’ at our offices in Thames Valley Park. A day...
  • Blog Post: Join Microsoft’ fun, free day for solution ideas to use in your classroom – 23rd June 2011

    As part of my role here at Microsoft I love to show off some of the products and solutions with my colleagues in the Education team, many of which are FREE to download to then use in the classroom. The Times Education Supplement have some examples with ways and examples of how these can be implemented...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar- Using SharePoint 2010 to create a highly developed Learning Gateway for education.

    Many of you will have heard bits of the story of Twynham School and their creation of a well-established learning platform using SharePoint. Through various case studies and presentations at conferences around the world over the last 5 years Twynham have been very fortunate to be able to show  work...
  • Blog Post: Internet safety - turning it off is not the answer…

    Thank you to all of those who requested an Internet Safety brochure. All Internet Safety brochures have now been issued out.
  • Blog Post: Register today for one of our Fun, Free days at Microsoft

    Have you registered yet for one of our Fun, Free days here at our offices in Thames Valley Park? I’m organising 2 separate days for myself and some of my colleagues to show you some of the products and solutions  we have here, as well as some fun funky stuff that you can use and adapt for learning...
  • Blog Post: Fun, Free days at Microsoft for secondary schools–13th June 2011

    As part of my role here at Microsoft I love to show off some of the products and solutions with my colleagues in the Education team, many of which are FREE to download to then use in the classroom. The Times Education Supplement have some examples with ways and examples of how these can be implemented...
  • Blog Post: Fun, Free days at Microsoft for primary schools–23rd June 2011

    As part of my role here at Microsoft I love to show off some of the products and solutions with my colleagues in the Education team, many of which are FREE to download to then use in the classroom. The Times Education Supplement have some examples with ways and examples of how these can be implemented...
  • Blog Post: Kodu – bringing fun to learning in the classroom

    Have you tried Kodu yet? If you’re one of the many who’s always looking for ways to take ICT learners further along the creative road that leads to programming then you should, because it’s designed to do exactly that. “…a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games – accessible...
  • Blog Post: Announcing two new accessibility add-in’s for Microsoft Office 2010

    The Office Platform Team released two new Microsoft Office 2010 Accessibility Add-ins on March 17 th . While comparatively small add-ins, they enable big things! Try them yourself by downloading via the below links. The Subtitling Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint (STAMP) helps Microsoft PowerPoint 2010...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Learning Suite - all free add on products in one brochure

    Microsoft have been very active at many events talking about our free add on products that can assist in the classroom and learning environment, many of which were presented at BETT recently.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could find all those great FREE add on products explaining the technologies...
  • Blog Post: Free software from DreamSpark and MSDN Academic Alliance (for students it’s free!)

    Phil Cross,Academic Audience Manager and also known as one of our resident DreamSpark and MSDN AA guru’ recently posted this story on the UK Students blog that I wanted to share with you. It makes for some interesting reading – and hey, for students it’s free! So let them know about our cool free products...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft ‘Certification Revolution’ gathers momentum…..

    Hundreds of Schools throughout the UK are successfully integrating Microsoft Certification in to their ICT curriculum. New OCR accreditation, GCSE mapping, online examination, League Table Points and the revolutionary Unlimited Certification License make Microsoft Certification a better option when compared...
  • Blog Post: Chemistry free add-in for Microsoft Word now available for download

    As some of you may already be aware, the new add in for Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010 is available now for free download. For those of you that aren’t already aware, the new add in for Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010 is now available for free download! Also known as Chem4Word...
  • Blog Post: EduGeek ICT webinar, Wednesday 26th January 2011

    EduGeek and Microsoft will be hosting a live webinar presenting on how to cut your schools spend using ICT solutions. If you have time and would like to understand more, you can register your attendance here
  • Blog Post: BETT 2011– a roundup of my first experiences

          Wow! After months of planning the Microsoft stand, finding presenters  and schools to share their  success stories, hunting down staff to work on the demo pods and theatre stand and even down to the colour of the Microsoft Education polo shirts, my first BETT (and my first...
  • Blog Post: Cost saving with ICT

    As budgets decrease schools are looking at innovative ways to cut costs and save money using ICT.  Check out  how from the two infographics presenting key industry statistics and Microsoft information on the Future Workforce research. Cost of ICT in Education Access to ICT in Education
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