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    System Center 2012 – An Overview

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    System Center 2012 can transform your IT Infrastructure, from your Desktops, to your Data Centre and out to the Cloud. View this recording of our recent Webcast, presented by Gordon Mckenna of Inframon, to understand what System Center 2012 can do for you. This session will provide a good overview of the capabilities of the suite and also provide a “what’s new” update if you are aware of previous versions.

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    Thoughts on European JRC report on Future Learning

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    Guest post from Gerald Haigh, freelance writer. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft blog(s).

    Do you think all the attention being given to systems, types of schools, local authorities, inspection regimes, exam structures and the rest, is a distraction from what really matters, which is what our young people are learning in and beyond the classroom?

    When I suggested as much to a friend, he directed me to this paper, published towards the end of last year by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) . As my friend pointed out, the fact that it attracted relatively little notice in this country when it came out actually makes my point.  ‘We’ve all been far too busy arguing about academies and free schools to read a paper about learning,’ he said.

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    And sure enough, this really is a solid read, 80 pages plus, on the urgent need for patterns of learning to change if young people across Europe are to survive, and more importantly to thrive, in a largely unpredictable and scary future .

    ‘This report,’ it says, ‘Aims to identify, understand and visualise major changes to learning in the future.’

    The key, say the report’s authors, lies with personalisation, collaboration and informalisation. It’s acknowledged that these aren’t new ideas, but now they have to move centre-stage, and become guiding principles for the whole of life-wide and lifelong learning – ‘A central learning paradigm…shaped by the ubiquity of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)’

    The aim is to produce citizens who are, ‘..lifelong learners who flexibly respond to change, are able to pro-actively develop their competences and thrive in collaborative learning and working environment.’

    And so, ‘Problem-solving, reflection, creativity, critical thinking, learning to learn, risk-taking, collaboration and entrepreneurship will become key competencies for a successful life in the European society of the future.’

    Again, we’ve heard that before. What’s new here is the sense of urgency. Educators at every level are called on to respond both to individual learners’ needs and to fast changing requirements from the labour market. The inevitable conclusion that almost everything we assume about schools -- which skills are important, how they’re learned and taught, where, when and by whom, and how they’re assessed – will have to change. Along the way, there are big challenges which include tackling multicultural integration, reducing early dropout, fostering individual talent, promoting fluent transition from education to work, helping re-entrance to the labour market for the long-term unemployed, and providing career-long opportunities for updating skills and competencies.

    That’s just a taste of a paper which puts up a wide-ranging, cogently argued case for a Europe-wide rethink not just of what future education might look like, but of what it will necessarily have to become. And, of course, at the heart of it as a driver, facilitator, motivator, there’s ICT.

    The Report specifically mentions some ICT applications and possibilities, including targeted online courses, recognition of informal learning, flexible time schedules, online networks and collaborative tools (including peer to peer and intergenerational models), virtual learning environments, games and simulations.

    So after I’d read the paper once, I went through it again, thinking this time about the technologies that we have available in today’s schools and other learning institutions here in UK, and wondering whether we’re anywhere near being ready to surf this particular zeitgeist.

    The quick answer is that the major global and national technology developers and suppliers, of which Microsoft is a prime example, are entirely in tune with the JRC message. The growth of cloud services, ‘anytime, anywhere learning’, personal devices, games-based learning, advanced tools for communication and collaboration all ensure that UK education ought to be well equipped to step up to the plate.

    All that’s necessary is the right mindset. And there, as Hamlet said when his own train of thought hit the buffers, is the rub.

    Because for a long time, perhaps understandably, all of us, from government to lecture theatre to classroom, have stayed in our comfort zones, working the way we know so well, and regarding ICT as teacher’s little helper. That’s how we were taught to use it after all, when computers first arrived in school.

    ‘Think of it as just another tool,’ our new IT advisers said, ‘Like a blackboard or the library.’

    So that’s what we did, and technology became absorbed into a style of working that had, in all essentials, been around for a century. We believed ourselves to be at the cutting edge through discovering that, for example –

    Electronic registration is a lot better than paper registers for tracking attendance and catching truants.

    Online pupil data improves on traditional reports.

    Whiteboards are an improvement on blackboards.

    Management information systems improve, well, er, management information.

    Learning platforms are more convenient to handle than textbooks and folders of work.

    Games enliven lessons.

    Personal devices ease the pressure on the computer suite.

    ‘Anytime/anywhere’ learning means an overlap between homework and schoolwork.

    In other words, we treated ICT as one useful tool of choice in appropriate circumstances, and failing to notice that it had the potential to become the very environment in which we live and work.

    Well, maybe that’s unjust, and you will hasten to say I’m describing the Eighties and Nineties, and you’re way ahead. And of course there really are exciting things happening, as Microsoft’s Innovative Teachers’ Network shows us, to say nothing of the schools we showcase here on these blogs. Here, we’ve seen Oldham College rejigging its whole management structure to take advantage of the collaborative possibilities offered by SharePoint and Project Manager, http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukfe/archive/2011/05/24/the-oldham-college-improves-its-efficiency-with-microsoft-sharepoint.aspx ,universities using Lync 2010 to transform the way they engage with students, and, very recently Cadoxton primary realising that its new MultiPoint Server network implies a rethink of the whole curriculum.

    The JRC report, though, sees quite a lot further than that. Its emphasis on ‘lifelong’ and ‘life-wide’ learning actually challenges the very notion of what we mean by words like ‘classroom’, and ‘lesson’, even ‘school’ itself. In fact the Report suggests that currently emerging technologies – including ‘cloud’ – imply

    ‘a seamless education continuum that is centred on the student not the institution.’

    Is any of this even on the radar for other than a far sighted few? Do the schools that embrace cloud technology see it as a good and cost-effective way of receiving an efficient ICT service, or are they looking to a time not so far off when the technology will enable them to become something entirely new and different – ‘flexible, open and adaptive infrastructures , which engage all citizens….’?

    And if not, then why not? Is it because, as I suggested at the start, we’re thinking too hard about top-down structures and not hard enough about what learning is, what it’s for, where it’s going?

    The great thing about these blogs, mind you, is that if I’m wrong about this, you’ll be pretty quick to let us know.

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    Harper Green School back up to date with Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES)

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    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 Windows XP and Office 2003 as well as running off out of date servers with some kit being over 10 years old. To bring everything up to speed and back up to date, Richard wanted a solution that would be easy to use, help with cost saving and still be able to upgrade as and when software updated.

    Already knowing of the benefits that Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) could bring, Richard decided that this solution would bring these requirements together.

    Within weeks after starting at Harper Green School and signing up to EES, Richard was able to roll out Windows 7 and Office 2010 across the school and although there is an on going cost element to have EES, the benefits which include having the option to upgrade as and when the software updates, is something that Richard really likes.

    ‘’We can push technology as and when we feel necessary with no pressure’’

    At the same time as signing up to EES, Richard also upgraded 20 of the school servers to Hyper-V, with the assistance of Microsoft Gold Partner Lanway and Bolton School ICT Unit again saving money by having all virtual servers for example, not use as much air conditioning to keep the server room cool. By integrating Virtual Machine Manager 2012 with this, Richard then had a management solution for the virtualized datacenter, enabling him to configure and manage the school’s virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to a private cloud.

    And Richard hasn’t stopped there. Also installing Lync 2010 and Exchange 2010, Threat Management Gateway 2010, which differentiates between the staff and pupils using the internet so that for example, only the staff can search for sites such as YouTube and finally looking to ask a third party to build a SharePoint site for the school, in just under 12 months, Harper Green School has not only kept up to date and can continue to do so with EES, but also ensure that the students have the software and technology to assist them with their education.

    The biggest benefit for Richard is the overall cost saving that will be seen over the next few years. Richard explained to me that because of the drop of birth rate in the area over the last few years, the number of pupils coming through the doors of Harper Green School will reduce. By looking at ways to cost save now, the shortfall that will come with the reduction of pupils will help balance this out.

    All in all, Richard and with the help of others has managed to roll out and up date new systems within the school in less than 12 months. With the flexibility behind EES, Richard has confidence that the option to upgrade the school’ technology as and when needed can be done easily and efficiently.

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    Get Online @Home – the cheapest PC and broadband package ever

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    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.

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    So what is the offer?

    For a limited time only, anyone can buy

    -a reconditioned Windows 7 PC with 12 months of fast, reliable broadband for just £99 [£49 to those on benefits] when taken with TalkTalk Essentials Broadband and Phone at an exclusive price of just £5/month

    -or a reconditioned Window 7 laptop with 12 months fast, reliable broadband for £149 [£119 to those on benefits], when taken with TalkTalk Essentials Broadband and Phone at an exclusive price of just £5/month.

    This will be available to both those on benefits and those who are not. In other words anybody here in the UK can take advantage of this great offer.

    This makes it an ideal option for Parents looking to support their children with an extra PC for their homework and is something your school could support them with. Firstly by letting Parents know about these offers, so why not put the links on your school website or portal. Or mention it in the next Newsletter. Let your student councils and your Digital Leader groups know. Also, if you know of any charities, let them know, as they can take advantage of this offer too.

    To date, over 4,000 PCs have been supplied to people across the UK through Get Online @ Home and research tells us that around 90% of these computers go to low income families on benefits. This programme is genuinely achieving its aim of reaching those who need extra support most.

    For more details go to www.getonlineathome.org

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    Windows 8 App Development. Build an app now

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    So if your interested in building Windows 8 Apps you need to join the following LinkedIn Group

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    1. You apply to join our UK Windows 8 for Application Developer LinkedIn Group.

    2. We will reply asking you for some details of what it is you are building and then admit you into the group.

    3. You build a great app following the guidance that we have online and which meets the Store certification requirements.

    4. We will use the LinkedIn Group to invite you to an Application Excellence Lab at Microsoft in Reading where you’ll work with an engineer to ensure certification requirements are being met and that the app is providing a great experience to the user.

    5. You leave the lab with a registration code that lets you begin the app submission process at the Windows Store.

    In terms of the details we will need from the individual developer, it will include the following:

    1. Your name and company name (if any).

    2. Your location.

    3. Application's name.

    4. Short description of application's purpose.

    5. What is the current status of the application - [idea/planning/building/complete].

    6. Are you looking to be able to publish the application before Windows 8 and the Windows Store go on general release?

    So if your highly committed to building and publishing a Windows 8 app in the next 2-3 months, this is the perfect opportunity to get your app into the store.

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    Windows 8 For Application Developers – By UK Tech.Days

    Also ensure you register for the Windows 8 for Applications developers tour focuses on creating broad awareness and excitement around the Windows 8 opportunities for developers.

    These are 1 day events which are delivered by our Windows 8 Champs with the goal of providing accelerated learning to Windows 8 application development. You can see all of these events on the UK Tech.Days home page.

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    Microsoft System Centre 2012

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    Microsoft  System Centre 2012 cloud and datacentre solutions provide a common management toolset for your private and public cloud applications and services, and help you deliver IT as a Service to your institution.

    A core component of this solution, Microsoft System Centre Virtual Machine Manger 2012, helps you mange virtualised and cloud environments by:

    • Enabling you to build flexible and cost-effective infrastructure solutions. It delivers Infrastructure as a Service by virtualising your compute, network, and allocating them to your business
    • Providing service-centric management for applications so you can manage them independently of the infrastructure
    • Leveraging your existing datacentre investments with support for multi-hypervisor environments, including Windows Server Hyper-V, VMware and Citrix
    • Dynamically optimising virtualised datacentre resources to maintain high availability for your business-critical workloads

    Learn more at www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/vmm2012

    Additionally, for a more comprehensive overview of System Centre 2012, view/download our brochure below.

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    Office Casual: OneNote for School

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    Class assignments, schedules, homework, projects, and research can all be kept and searched in OneNote. In this short video, Doug Thomas shows students a few tricks about using images and how to share OneNote between multiple PCs, slates, Macs, and phones. View the full video below.

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    Building School Networks for the Future – Server Infrastructure ‘’System for the Future’’

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    Back in January I posted the first in this series of blogs,  Building School Networks for the Future - with System Centre and Hyper-V from Stuart Wilkie, IT Manager at Marine Academy Plymouth. Outlining where Stuart started from, this second blog post in which Stuart has contributed, looks at the next stage of using the server infrastructure to power the ‘’system for the future’’.

    The Server Platform was always going to be moving to the latest Server 2008 R2 platform, but how could it be both resilient whilst ensuring the system was sustainable and fitted in with the desire to protect our environment? The old equipment was not going to be able to handle what we wanted to do … so out it came! From top left to bottom right, the scary day! Powering down and disassembling the whole system…..

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    There was also no way we could afford the physical number of servers we would need, nor find somewhere to put them! The power here is Hyper-V, the virtualization system from Microsoft, built into the Operating System. After a demo from Microsoft, the discussions started early on with one of their Virtualisation partners, Dell, with whom Stuart already had a good working relationship.

    Based on previous projects with Dell, the hardware choice was the PowerEdge R710 range purchased though Dell partners Laptop House and Printware. Stuart jokes “we did go a bit silly on the specification though” as these servers were configured with 146gb of RAM and 2 quad core Intel Xeon Processors, a staggering amount of computing power!

    However, they were talking Hyper-V, and the 4 systems purchased with this specification would be powering the entire system – multiple virtual servers.

    “When you start to think of it that way, it doesn’t seem so silly after all. You are cramming what would usually be a whole rack of servers inside one box – now that is real environmental consciousness!”

    Local storage wise, 2 x 300gb fast drives in each server(set up as RAID5) would provide a suitable base for the Host operating system. The MD3200i SAN was chosen from Dell’s range as the academy already had its predecessor the MD3000 for the user data. This one had 8 x 2TB drives in it, to ensure we had plenty of capacity and bearing in mind that this would host not only the Hyper-V Client OSs, but also the Data Drives (for program installs etc)  as well as the SQL stream (more on that later).

    Then, out came the big pads of paper – to draw out the current system and work out what the new system would look like. The key to this process was to work with the team of 3 technicians on what roles and services were needed. Despite being in the digital age, the best way was still just to get the A3 paper out and some big pens! clip_image010

    The starting point was to split roles away from the two DCs as they were doing pretty much everything. DHCP would move onto its own dedicated VM – two in fact, so we could cluster it (as DHCP is supported as a clustered service now in Server 2008 R2). Next, DCs themselves. Best practice says keep a physical DC  and you can virtualise others. Two DCS were put into the plan and later, look to take the roles off the current boxes and create a new physical DC on a repurposed unit. Next, SQL also a clustered role and has been for some time, so that’s two more VMs. The SQL cluster would host all our SQL requirements from SIMS (the Capita Schools Management system), Eclipse .net (Library management), System Centre applications and any others which would come along!

    System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) was going to be used for OS and Application Management. A system the size of this needs more than one server, so added two of them into the mix.

    “You really need multiple distribution points for applications and OS images when you have so many machines; particularly when the applications are so big – like Adobe CS5! Why do you have to make them so big” jokes Stuart.

    By racking up the VMS,  the specification of the host servers makes sense. Runtime apps is your standard mapped drive “software share” and takes a VM too which in theory could have two for redundancy but it changes so little and Hyper-V allows you to snapshot  a VM that the need for wasn’t really there. Another single server for web based applications such as a room bookings application, the helpdesk software used (GLPI), and also the library system resulted in another VM on the list.

    Server Role

    Multiple

    Domain Controller

    Yes (2)

    DHCP

    Yes (2)

    Exchange Client Access

    Yes (2)

    SQL

    Yes (2)

    System Centre Config Mgr

    Yes (2)

    System Centre Ops Mgr

    Yes (2)

    DFS Hosts

    Yes (2)

    Application Runtime

    No (1)

    Web Applications

    No (1)

    Printing

    No (1)

    Certificate Authority

    No (1)

    Wyse Device Manager

    No (1)

    Remote Desktop Con. Broker

    No (1)

    Remote Desktop Web Acc.

    No (1)

    Remote Desktop Session Host

    Yes (5)

    Now that the list was decided, it was time to start building. Unpacking the boxes  and as Stuart describes, “The fun part. Every techie loves unpacking new kit, particularly shiny new server kit of this specification”.

    To start with, the initial configuration of the Host Oss was done and the partitioning of the SAN was an absolute breeze with Dell’ management and server build tools. The SAN had been split into logical disk groups, and these assigned as ISCSI targets for the Host OSs. The Hyper-V client OSs were all located on one of the disk groups as this allowed us to use the Hyper-V clustering feature. Stuart explained “this is where the real power of Hyper-V comes in – automatic failover and live migration”.

    This process can be “tied down” by using the “preferred host” option and ironically, due to some issues with power at the Academy, the feature has been well tested!

    “Its quite scary to watch your VMs moving around between servers as they detect load or issues”.

    Separate “Data” disks were also added to VMs where needed  to prevent cluttering of the OS drive. These varied in size, so the Apps server was relatively small compared to SCCM (which had all the setup files and images) and the web servers were also relatively small.

    The thing Stuart really liked was how easy Hyper-V makes it to create and install a VM and OS. A couple of clicks, then sit back and watch whilst Server 08 R2 installs in about 15-20mins.

    A bit more “next, next, next” clicking though Server Manager resulted in the roles and supporting services being installed to each of the Virtual Servers as needed. The process of installing SQL, SCCM and SharePoint were largely the same, particularly with the unattended install options now available in some of the products.

    “I just couldn’t get over how easy the clustering process now is” explained Stuart. ‘’Clustering always used to be one of those ‘dark arts in earlier OSs, but now, as so often the case with Microsoft, it is all wizard driven. Technet is full of great guidance articles too and there is a growing wealth of videos on YouTube, as well as on the Microsoft sub-sites.’’

    clip_image018It was then time to put everything into its home in the now empty server room. Weird really, as it looks quite empty compared to the before shots from the start of the article.

     

    The final part of the jigsaw server side was the setup of the Remote Desktop environment, this is a topic on its own and so Stuart has agreed to write a separate post on this, and how they set it up with Windows Thin PC / Wyse. Coming up in the next article though, is how Marine Academy went about deploying Windows 7 across the site  and a bit more virtualisation with AppV! Stay tuned for that one…

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    How do Microsoft certifications relate to academic or vocational qualifications

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    Originally posted on the UK Faculty Connection Blog.

    This is a question, I seem to be asked a lot at present….

    How do Microsoft certifications relate to academic or vocational qualifications?

    If your an existing Microsoft IT Academy member, we have lots of information on certification mapping available in the IT Academy members-only site that gives an overview. However, it is also possible by accessing the QCF Database. This database holds information relating to qualifications and units that are approved by Ofqual. Generally this means that they are available for delivery as components of academic or vocational programs of learning. Microsoft certifications relate to Units on the QCF.

    Here are a few pointers:

    • Microsoft certifications are “Units on the QCF”
    • Most Microsoft certifications are on the QCF
    • It is easy to search on the QCF to find which Microsoft certifications are listed
    • The information can be exported in a spread sheet
    • The QCF list the Units and any Qualifications that contain them
    • IT certifications are listed under 6.1 for IT professional and 6.2 for User
    • IT Professional Units are technical e.g. Windows 7 or Server 2008
    • IT User Units are applications like Word or PowerPoint
    • Units have a credit value and a level
    • Microsoft Units are contained in the ITQ, BETEC and many vocational qualifications. More recently, the Microsoft Technology Associate has been included or aligned in Apprenticeships and Computer Science GCSEs

    The following information shows how to check the detail of Microsoft Units and their possible inclusion in Qualifications:

    Go to http://register.ofqual.gov.uk/Unit

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    6.1 and 6.2 cover ICT. Search on both. 6.1 lists IT Professional Qualifications (Practitioner)and 6.2 Lists IT User qualifications. You will be able to view or export to a spread sheet. The data includes Level and Credit values. Obviously it is possible to search for Microsoft in the exported data.

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    Double click on the Unit Reference number and it will display the Learning Outcomes

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    Use the link half way down the page, “View Unit’s Qualifications” and it will list all the qualifications that contain the Unit.

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    Select the Unit and this now gives more information on the qualification

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    And if you continue to scroll down the Ofqual Qualification page there is an additional link right at the bottom to the Performance Figures

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    Microsoft certifications can attract Performance Points as Units within a Qualification

    An alternative way is to search for Microsoft at the initial stage by entering “Microsoft” in the title box. The list can then be accessed in the same way as above.

    The following document “Curriculum mapping to Standards” gives an overview of mapping.

    ITSkillsman are a Microsoft Academic Service Partner (MASP) and are able to provide independent advice on the inclusion of Microsoft certifications in programmes of learning.

    For more information please contact Mike Evans. e-mail mike.evans@itskillsman.co.uk or visit www.itskillsman.co.uk or www.itcertsolutions.co.uk

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    Imagine Cup 2012 UK Results

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    Originally posted on the UK Faculty Connection blog.

    On Wednesday 25h April at 16:00 BST, the UK hosted its local Imagine Cup finals webcast at the Microsoft Campus in Reading. The 6 finalists from the Software Design competition who were chosen from a round of preliminary judging were whittled down to the two top teams on 19th April through 5 hours of judging in a sealed room at our Microsoft offices in London Victoria. Through much deliberation over the next few days, we chose one team to represent the UK at the Imagine Cup worldwide finals in Sydney, Australia!

    Imagine Cup Software Design in the UK this year: A few stats

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    · We had 991 registrations for the Imagine Cup UK this year

    · 374 of them signed up to the Software Design competition

    · 49 teams were formed for the Software Design competition

    · 26 teams submitted a Round 1 entry

    · 6 teams were selected for the UK final

    · 1 team won and will go to the worldwide finals in Sydney to represent the UK

    The Judges

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    The Teams

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    Bazinga! From Motherwell College – were inspired to use smartphone technology to inspire students all about Science! “Professor Duffy’s Interactive Labs app” is a complete science Lab on the phone utilising various sensors on the phone to demonstrate the practical side of science in a fun and interactive way.

    Teesside 0x32: From Teesside University was inspired to develop Cloud Doctor – In Ethiopia for example there is 1 doctor to 50,000 patients. Cloud Doctor, as the name implies, harnesses Windows Azure and Cloud technologies combined with Windows Phone and Windows 8 tablets to deliver an on-demand, flexible and intelligent collaboration system – connecting healthcare workers in the developing world with specialists and doctors all over the world who volunteer their time to help patients on the ground.

    Team EyeWorks: From Northumbria University and Newcastle College were inspired to develop MIRA (a Mobile Intelligent Retinal Analysis platform). MIRA is a cloud based platform that utilises Smartphone technology coupled with a specialist lens attachment developed at Northumbria University to identify early stage sight loss in the developing world.

    WykeWare: From the University of Hull were inspired to develop a smartphone application to assist those people with a risk of falling be it the elderly or people prone to fainting. Their submission embraced cloud technology to match emergencies and responders to identify how to prioritise how best to help.

    Sentient Systems: From the University of Reading were inspired to develop “Sentience” a cost effective software solution designed to run affordable , advanced and customizable robot systems utilising cloud based distribution, plug-in architectures, commodity frameworks and low cost hardware specifically Kinect!

    Team Loading: From The University of Manchester were inspired to develop Project Sky High. Project Sky High is a Windows Phone application combined with a netduino hardware sensor to allow aid workers in the developing world to transform a smartphone into a cost effective portable ultrasound scanner and mobile blood pressure monitor. The patient data will be recorded in the cloud in Windows Azure and accessible by a medical professional.

    The Winners

    In 3rd place and winners of a pocket digital video camcorder each were…

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    In 2nd place and winners of a Windows Phone each were…

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    In 1st place and winners of a Windows Phone each, a trip to the Microsoft Technology Center in Reading to spend a day with the experts and also the grand prize of a trip to Sydney, Australia to compete in the worldwide finals were…

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    A huge congratulation to all teams who competed and this year the decision was made much harder than ever before as the entries this year far surpassed previous years.

    All teams who submitted a Round 2 video entry will be receiving feedback and teams who have won prizes will be hearing from the Academic Team very soon! Congratulations to Team EyeWorks and we will be seeing you in Sydney!

    Watch the Video of the Imagine Cup 2012 UK Live Web Cast relieving the Winners of the UK Imagine Cup entries. 

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