Demystifying Windows in 10 S Mode

Since the introduction of Windows 10 S last year – an effort to provide a Windows experience that delivers predictable performance and quality through Microsoft-verified apps via the Microsoft Store- there has been much confusion around what this actually means despite great feedback from customers and partners. Customers love the security, faster boot time, better…


Eine Erfolgsgeschichte: Die Steinhöfelschule in Mainz

Um den Lehrkräften das Einbinden von digitalisierten Lerninhalten in den Unterricht zu erleichtern, setzt die Steinhöfelschule auf das speziell für Schulen entwickelte Microsoft OneNote-Kursnotizbuch im Gespann mit Touch-fähigen Notebooks der Microsoft-Surface-Reihe. Digital, aber kompliziert Der Einsatz von Digitaltechnik im Unterricht ist für die Steinhöfelschule eine Selbstverständlichkeit – und zwar seit gut einem Jahrzehnt: Je nach…


High-Performance Computing: Neue Lösungen für die Wissenschaft

Die Informationsmengen wachsen, die Systeme werden komplexer und der Schutz von Daten wird immer wichtiger. Das Hochleistungsrechnen oder High-Performance Computing (HPC) ist für Hochschulen mittlerweile unverzichtbar. Immer mehr Forschungsbereiche sind auf enorme Rechenkapazitäten angewiesen, stoßen jedoch mit der lokalen Infrastruktur oft an die Grenzen. Die Veranstaltung „Wissenschaft Spezial – High-Performance Computing: Neue Strategien und Lösungen…


Cloud Computing a blended learning approach to education

The growth in cloud presents challenges for companies to source expertise that securely supports their business when migrating/deploying services to the cloud-particularly Small-Medium-Enterprises(SME) with limited resources. The UK Government recently published the Digital Skills Crisis report, identifying skill-set challenges facing industry,with a shortage in cloud skills negatively impacting business. Microsoft released their report to help…


Creativity and Code: Here’s how to join them in your classroom

Can coding be fun? It should be, according to a leading lesson developer for Australian schools. Pip Cleaves, one of the Experts in the Microsoft Innovative Educator program, believes that the best way to get students engaged in STEM is to treat it as a creative platform like that of art, music, or drama. “Many…


How to build a chat bot in 10 minutes

Written by Natalie Afshar This blog post is inspired by a workshop on Azure and Chatbots by Ray Fleming at the Microsoft Learning Partner Summit in January 2018. It was Arthur C Clarke’s third law that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”  And Ray Kurzweil, who likened modern day technology to the spells…


Windows Mixed Reality Headsets

Written by Natalie Afshar This previous blog post about Windows Mixed reality involved lots of products that are free, and if you want to give your students a completely immersive world, a Mixed Reality headset, there is a broad ecosystem of options available in the mixed reality space, at various price points. Mid-Range: Lenovo and…


Episode 4: IT IQ Series – AI will soon power students and schools’ growth. Why?

Summary: AI will not only prove essential as part of students’ learning experiences, but also play a major role in how efficiently Australia’s education sector grows. Will artificial intelligence (AI) make students smarter? AI has already made its way onto the agenda of Australia’s education policymakers, who’ve acknowledged that time is of the essence if…


Mixed Reality for everyone through Windows 10

Written by Natalie Afshar What exactly is mixed reality? And how does it compare with augmented reality and virtual reality? Well, virtual reality (VR) usually involves a fully immersive virtual experience including head mounted displays, while augmented reality (AR) involves an overlay of content on the real world, and mixed reality (MR) takes it one…


Analytics on the go with Power BI

Written by Natalie Afshar With the Power BI app available on phones and tablets, you can quickly seek out answers to the questions you have while on the go. See this video of Broadclyst School in the UK who have been using predictive analytics with Power BI to group students according to specific needs, and…