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  • Blog Post: Continued success for Get Online @ Home computer scheme

    In the UK, a staggering 8.4 million people are yet to use the internet, with 5% of children of school age not having access to a computer at home. Keeping in mind Bill Gates’ vision of “a PC on every desk and in every home”, Microsoft has joined with their partners to create Get Online@Home, an initiative...
  • Blog Post: Get Online@Home–real life examples from those who have already benefited

    Gerald Haigh, independent writer to Microsoft,  has written up this blog post following on from the recent post on Get Online@Home , 13th June 2012.  Gerald was able to interview some of those who had benefited from the Microsoft backed scheme and took a look at how, with the help of refurbished...
  • Blog Post: Evidence that students do better with a PC at home

    ALL teachers, ALL schools and any parents can use the Get Online @ Home offer so EVERY student can have a PC at home and do better in school and in life! So here’s the evidence that students do better if they have a PC at home: •The final evaluation of the Government’s “Home Access” programme showed...
  • Blog Post: The cheapest PC money can buy

    As featured in last Sunday’s Mr Money piece in The Sun, we are also reminding you that those on benefits can get a PC for £49 or a laptop for £119 with Get Online @ Home . This includes Windows 7 and other Microsoft software. Those not on support can get them for £99 or £149...
  • Blog Post: Get Online @Home – the cheapest PC and broadband package ever

    Originally posted on The Teachers Blog From today, Wednesday 25th April, Get Online @ Home will be teaming up with TalkTalk and SimplifyDigital to offer its best value PC, broadband and phone bundle ever . So what is the offer? For a limited time only, anyone can buy -a reconditioned Windows...
  • Blog Post: Visit the Microsoft stand at NAACE Conference to find out more on GetOnline@Home

    My colleagues Sean O'Shea (School Business Manager for the North), Mark Reynolds (School Business Manager for the South) and Stuart Ball (Partner in Learning Manager) are going to be manning our stand (no 2)at the NAACE Conference from 8th-10th March. One of the area’ that they will be able to give you...
  • 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: 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: Spread the word about Windows 7 Computers from just £95!

    There are 9 million citizens in the UK who do not have regular access to a PC and are not enjoying the benefits of the internet. For many of your customers, and in many of the communities you support, the last significant barrier to getting people connected is the cost of a PC at home.  BBC research...
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