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  • Blog Post: T&L e-zine: Maximise the potential of Lync for the Classroom

    The finishing touch to Office 365’s rich mixture of collaboration and communication features is supplied by Lync Online, which adds sophisticated features such as video calls and online meetings. Using Lync Online adds quality to existing collaboration, removing misunderstanding and ensuring all views...
  • Blog Post: Collaborate and communicate from anywhere with Lync Server 2010

    In response to today’s changing work styles and the need for real-time collaboration, organisations are looking for integrated productivity tools that enable users to communicate from anywhere in a cost-effective and secure manner. Microsoft Lync™ Server 2010 delivers a fresh, intuitive user experience...
  • Blog Post: Lync in education site

    Lync is a fantastic tool to use in education, with its many opportunities to improve communication in schools, colleges and universities.  So we’re really pleased to tell you about our microsite , which is all about Lync being used in education. The site includes lots of interesting information...
  • Blog Post: Improved communication in education with Microsoft Lync 2010

    With any luck we will soon be into summer, when we can (normally!) rely on good weather conditions for travel into school and work. But winter 2012 again saw more extreme weather conditions. These continued to increase school closure days and education institutions suffered the effects from unforeseen...
  • Blog Post: Harper Green School back up to date with Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES)

    Keeping technology and software up to date can sometimes feel like a daunting task – especially when quite often it feels as though the next best, fastest, coolest software is just around the corner. When Richard Pycroft began his role in ICT at Harper Green School in July 2011, the school was using...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync 2010 at Benenden School

    Guest blog post from Gerald Haigh. freelance writer. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft blogs. We’ve already described the impact of Lync 2010 in three universities – Nottingham Trent , De Montfort University and the Open University . In each case it’s proving to be a real boost to efficiency...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync 2010 at De Montfort University, Leicester.

      It’s becoming increasingly clear that Lync   can be a real game-changer for universities. Among the higher education institutions we’ve talked to about this recently is De Montford University (DMU) in Leicester. There, the Information Technology and Media Services (ITMS) team, led by their...
  • 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: Lync, Office Communications Server, and Live Meeting at Nottingham Trent University

    We’re hearing more and more about the way Microsoft Lync Server 2010 is set to change the nature of working life in universities. At Nottingham Trent University , for example, with 24,000 students on three campuses across the City, Unified Communications Team Leader Thomas Farrand, has made great strides...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync - Transforming Communications and Collaboration in Education and Reducing Costs

    Did you miss our recent Lync in Education webcast? The recording is now available below. Watch this webcast to hear how Stratford College managed their Lync project starting with the initial business case, through implementation to benefits realisation. Whether you are looking to introduce instant messaging...
  • Blog Post: The Open University makes significant cost and efficiency savings through the use of Microsoft Lync 2010

    Contribution from freelance writer, Gerald Haigh.   Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft UK Education blogs.   I graduated from the Open University , I’m proud to say, as a member of the very first intake – the “Class of ‘71”. Earlier this Summer we were royally treated to a celebration...
  • 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: Some major historical events reimaged with Office 2010 – some Friday fun

    Here’s some Friday fun for you. My colleague Rich Lane, Account Technology Strategist, came across these short films  (whilst actually searching for something else and shared it with the team.) I loved them so much, I wanted to share them with you.   The Wright Brothers   Houston and Apollo...
  • Blog Post: Lync Education Event 4th March 2011 summary

    Robin Chan, Voice TSP, UK Incubation at Microsoft Reading ran the Lync Education event on 4th March 2011 at Cardinal Place, London. Here is his summary of the event. This event was the first we have run dedicated to Lync 2010 for the education segment and very well received and extremely popular. The...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server 2010 Event, Cardinal Place, 4th March 2011

    How Microsoft Lync evolves the education experience, improve staff & student learning/collaboration while driving down costs I am delighted to invite you and your colleagues to join us at Microsoft London (Cardinal Place) for a Lync education event on the 4 th March 2011. Modern education establishments...
  • Blog Post: Partner Event: Microsoft Office 365 prep for Education Providers

    At Microsoft in general, but especially in the UK we have a fantastically rich partner ecosystem, and within the education space alone there is a huge number of partner companies out there who can help with all sorts of projects. Oxford Computer Group, experts in identity and access management, are one...
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