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  • Blog Post: Automating the creation of SharePoint Resources

    The following is a guest post from Richard Young , Director of Digital Learning at Wood Green School Witney, a comprehensive school 10 miles west of Oxford. Wood Green use Salamander Active Directory and Salamander SharePoint for automatic maintenance of Active Directory accounts and SharePoint sites...
  • Blog Post: Let the techies do the tech. You, with your colleagues, are leaders of learning

    Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh It’s clear that because Office 365, cloud-based, is licensed free to education, many more school leaders are going to be attracted by rich possibilities that they may previously have thought unaffordable. The savings on servers and maintenance alone can run...
  • Blog Post: The Flipped Classroom, Is it really a new idea?

    Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh ‘Flipped Learning’, or ‘Flipped Classroom’ is a teaching method that involves giving students the content of a future lesson for homework, then consolidating the learning in class. It started, so far as I can tell, in American colleges, with academics posting...
  • Blog Post: Time to upgrade to Office 2013 and Office 365 for education, but why? Find out at Bett next week

    At Bett 2013 , our Microsoft Learn Live Theatre will be host for sessions, delivered by teachers, network managers and Microsoft staff to reveal how technology can make a real difference within your institution. Our Time to upgrade to Office 2013 and Office 365 for education, but why? session will be...
  • Blog Post: Civica at Bett 2013

    Guest post by Civica , one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners Why should visitors attend the Civica Stand at Bett 2013? Because we’re experts in using SharePoint for education Through its team of E Learning Consultants, Civica has built one of the most experienced SharePoint in Education services and...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 for education: Teaching in the Cloud ‘How to’ tutorials for SharePoint

    Partner image above from Novotronix Work better together! We are really excited that Microsoft Office 365 is available for FREE for education. Office 365 will help transform the way students and educators work in real time on assignments and group projects. Easily share information, view and edit...
  • Blog Post: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Microsoft UK Education Team

    We just wanted to wish all of our readers a fabulous Christmas before the holiday period, which will hopefully be a relaxing mince pie and mulled wine filled break for everyone. We’ll also be taking a break over the festive week, well from the blog anyway, so I thought this was the perfect time...
  • Blog Post: Live@edu Upgrade Update

    By September 2013, all Live@edu customers will need to complete the upgrade to Office 365 for education. Microsoft will start to schedule your institution for the upgrade soon. By completing the upgrade process prior to the scheduled date, you control the upgrade timeline. Live@edu administrative changes...
  • Blog Post: Accessibility in Office 365 for education

    The Microsoft Accessibility team   run a wide range of initiatives, including a global network of Accessibility centres , an online Accessbility tutorial programme for Windows, Office and Office 365, which includes Office 365 for education. They also publish a comprehensive range of general guides...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Collabco at ALT-C 2012

    Guest post by Max Holden from Collabco. ALT-C is an annual conference for learning technologists. This year it will be held at the University of Manchester on 11th – 13th September and Microsoft and Collabco will be exhibiting here for the first time! Collabco will be supporting the Microsoft exhibition...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at ALT-C 2012

    On the 11th – 13th September we are excited to be exhibiting at ALT-C 2012, which is taking place at the University of Manchester. ALT is a registered educational charity in the learning technology field who aim to ensure that the use of learning technology is effective and efficient, by bringing together...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 for education webinar

    Following the release of Office 365 for education, we are sharing a recent webinar we held held which shows how students see Office 365 and how they can utilize each part of it. The webinar was attended by over 50 colleges thanks to JISC , and it demonstrates how teachers and faculty can get the most...
  • Blog Post: Janet helps institutions move to Microsoft Office 365 for education

    Janet is helping the sector harness the benefits of cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 for education through initial legal support and by agreeing a customised set of licensing documents with Microsoft, saving the sector time and money. A number of universities have worked with Janet in the production...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 for Education case study video

    Great for academic institutions that are ready to take advantage of the cloud. Office 365 offers free email, instant messaging, group video and voice chat, and online document viewing and editing. We’ve got a great video that shows how Office 365 for education has enabled the University of Massachusetts...
  • 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: A Day in the Life: Teacher

    My favourite secondary school teacher helped me look forward to each class. I wish she had Office 365 tools to help her. Teachers using Office 365 are empowered, productive anywhere, and use the latest tools. Using Office 365, teachers can develop lesson plans offline to post on a class website. They...
  • Blog Post: Cloud computing for schools

    As cloud computing services outperform current infrastructure, with 99.9 percent of uptime or better in many cases, the road to the cloud for schools looks good. Between the flexibility of the cloud and the power of onsite software, your school can map out a cloud strategy that works. Here are some simple...
  • Blog Post: New Lower Prices for Office 365

    As the opening sessions at UCISA 2012 come to a close, and the social festivities are about to kick off, there doesn’t seem to be a more appropriate place to be to make the following announcement. The post below from our Microsoft Office blog explains the announcement with much more clarity then I could...
  • Blog Post: Using a BlackBerry with Office 365

    Originally posted on the Live@edu blog. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could use your BlackBerry to access Office 365? Well, now you can ! Yesterday RIM officially announced that BlackBerry Business Cloud Services was available for Office 365 customers. Key features: Wireless synchronization with Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft staff and interns help raise public awareness at Brookfields School

      Brookfields School is a community special school in West Berkshire with a proven track record of providing high quality and innovative education to young people with special needs, recognised regionally, nationally and internationally. OfSTED continues to judge Brookfields School to be one of...
  • Blog Post: ICT and saving money, 10th February 2011. West Hatch High School show you how

    Education ICT – The Future Developing ICT in education and cost saving  were a couple of the hot topics presented at the recent BETT show at the Olympia, London which are now featuring in schools across the UK and are fast becoming part of the education future. One of Microsoft’s success stories...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: A video description of Office 365 for education

    After the announcement about Office 365 for education this morning , I thought you might appreciate this video from Jon Perera over in the States. It's a summary of the news on Office 365 for education, and describes how the new services will be available. At the moment the pricing information is in...
  • Blog Post: Announcement - Microsoft Office 365 Brings the Cloud to Education

    When we announced Office 365 at the end of 2010 for businesses, we talked about the way that workers will use the cloud to collaborate more easily from virtually anywhere on any device. Now we're doing the same for students. And the worldwide announcement is being made at the BETT Show today. Also in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Education White Paper - Baby steps into the Cloud

    Gerald Haigh, an education writer and journalist, is also an ex-head teacher and as a result he still has close contacts within many education establishments. It was because of this that we asked him to interview a wide group of people about the use of Cloud services in education, which meant understanding...
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