Microsoft – Windows Live SkyDrive can help students keep work safe

Windows Live SkyDrive, is a free-of-charge file hosting service that allows you to upload files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser. It is part of Microsoft’s Windows Live range of online services, and uses Windows Live ID to control access to files, allowing you to keep the files private, share them…


Microsoft IT Academy Summit – Slide Deck

For those of you who attended or were unable to attend the Microsoft IT Academy Summit at Microsoft HQ on Wednesday 19th October I now bring you the Slide Decks for you to refer back to. If you have any questions or wish to pass on feedback to the Microsoft Team then please contact me…


Microsoft Powershell Command Creation Tool for SharePoint 2010 & Office 365

 Microsoft have launch an online tool that allows IT Administrators to visually assemble commands in the browser and then take those commands to their respective products. Windows PowerShell is a command-line scripting tool that provides an administrator full access to applicable application programming interfaces (APIs). Administrators can use Windows PowerShell to interact directly with SharePoint-based…


Microsoft IT Academy – Free UK Summit

Microsoft would like to invite you to the 2011 Microsoft IT Academy UK Summit Microsoft shall be hosting this year’s event at the Microsoft UK headquarters at Thames Valley Park Campus on Wednesday 19th October from 9.00am.  Registration is now open and you can book your place using the ‘Register Here’ Link below. Speakers from…


EduGeek Conference June 2011 in Preston

It is now the end of another very successful EduGeek conference in Preston. I am going to summarise the event below and also go through some of the ‘social’ area’s of the evening get together. 🙂 The Journey Inbound to Preston actually went very quickly after a fellow EduGeek joined the train at Crewe Train…


EduGeek Conference 2011 – Journey Inbound

Well it is that time of year again where us EduGeek’s get together in Preston for a Day long conference and a drop of IT Networking. I must admit I do like being in Birmingham because it is pretty much the central location between where conferences take place weather they be up north a bit…


Microsoft Security Scanner – FREE

Microsoft not so long ago now released Microsoft Security Essentials which helps protect your Windows Computer against Virus Threats, Spyware and Malware. They have also now released an on-demand downloadable version which DOES EXPIRE after 10 days. It is not a replacement for Anti-Virus Software but what it is designed to do is basically give…


Microsoft UK Education Webcast: Virtualise your schools’ servers with Microsoft Hyper-V and save money

More and more schools are starting to look at server virtualisation as a way of reducing cost, through hardware and energy savings. Since 2008, Microsoft’s virtualisation solution Hyper-V has been included as part of the Windows Server operating system, and is therefore a cost-effective yet powerful solution. In this session you will hear first-hand from…


Free Microsoft Software for Schools–Demo Days

Microsoft have a whole range of software –  tools like Kodu – that introduces children to creating stunning computer games that can be played with an Xbox 360 controller. Tools for photo and video editing, tools that turn photos into 3D models, tools for maths and chemistry etc. Microsoft have organised a couple of demonstration…