The next wave of One to One Learning- Professional Development webcast series

Our worldwide Partners in Learning team run a series of Education webcasts focused on providing deep insights into teaching and learning. They are run from the Microsoft global headquarters in Seattle, and feature presenters from around the world. Fortunately for us in Australia, they are scheduled to run twice during the same day, and the…

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Have you signed up for the Brisbane Education Partner Summit this Friday?

Our last Education Partner Summit is in Brisbane this Friday, 1st November, and there are still places available for partners to attend. We’re meeting with Microsoft Education Partners including the Microsoft Authorised Education Resellers, to provide an in-depth training programme to help our partners develop their education IT business. We’ve structured the day to allow…

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How to build a buzz about Office 365 for your users

You know what it’s like – you spend a long time managing a technology implementation project, and then at the last minute you get feedback that users aren’t ready for it. You hear things like “We didn’t know it was coming”, or “We don’t want to change anything because what we’ve got works for us…

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What software is included in Office 365 ProPlus as part of Student Advantage

Last week I wrote about the announcement of Student Advantage, which allows you to provide Office Pro Plus at no additional cost to all of your students, as long as all your staff are licensed for Office appropriately. I’ve been asked what’s included in the Office Pro Plus licence, and what devices can students use…

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Find out what’s new for education customers in Dynamics CRM 2013

There are now many education customers in Australia using the Dynamics CRM system for a whole range of different scenarios – student recruitment, alumni management, donation management, student retention, case management, event management, even OH&S processes. So the launch events for Dynamics CRM 2013 will be of interest to them as much as to institutions…

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Student Advantage–the best way to get Office for student BYOD devices

UPDATE: The details below have been superseded by the February 2015 announcement – see here for details of the easier way to get Office for student BYOD devices (and every other device they have!)   Last week we announced Student Advantage, a new benefit to qualifying institutions that brings Microsoft Office to more students worldwide….

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Perth Microsoft Education Partner Summit–22nd October

I’m travelling around the country at the moment, along with some of the others in the education team, meeting with the Microsoft Education Partners including the Microsoft Authorised Education Resellers, to provide an in-depth training programme to help our partners develop their education IT business. Next Tuesday we’re in Perth, and there are still places…

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Understanding the Learning Strategies of the 21st Century Learner – Virtual Professional Development webcast series

Our worldwide Partners in Learning team run a series of Education webcasts focused on providing deep insights into teaching and learning. They are run from the Microsoft global headquarters in Seattle, and feature presenters from around the world. Fortunately for us in Australia, they are scheduled to run twice during the same day, and the…

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The challenge of student retention–how early do universities spot students at risk

I’ve been chatting with Jon Ryder at XMPro in the UK, who has been working with British universities on projects for student engagement and retention. I’ve also been working with Microsoft Education partners in Australia on the same challenge, and their solutions which help universities and TAFEs identify students at risk, and then effectively manage…

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Markbook for Windows 8–a replacement for Mindtrail?

I’ve written before about Lucas Moffitt, and his Teacher Collection apps for Windows 8. As a reminder, Lucas has developed 9 different apps to help teachers with typical classroom tasks, like marking, lesson observation, creating curriculum resources and lessons etc. His latest app is Markbook for Windows 8, which teachers can use to create, evaluate…

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