5 Ways you used Microsoft Office as a kid

Microsoft Office has always been a fantastic tool for helping users do more. Whether you want to start a novel, keep track of your finances, send emails to families/friends or deliver a breath-taking presentation to win over your new boss; Microsoft Office has always been there. But where did it all begin? What are our fondest…

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Microsoft Modern Apprentice Awards: Meet the panellists!

Hear from ex Modern Apprentices about their journey from apprenticeship to career. Iona Murray, Microsoft Scotland     I joined Microsoft Scotland in December 2014 on a Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration.  Within a couple of weeks in role I was trusted to demonstrate and talk about Microsoft products in front of customers.  Since then I…

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Surface Pro 4 – Be Your Future

‘The whole Internet is your online gallery and it means that you can get your artwork seen by tens, hundreds, thousands, millions of people almost instantly and that for an artist is an incredibly exciting thing.’   Roz Hall is a digital artist showcasing the power and versatility of the Surface Pro 4 in the…


Why Technology is no laughing matter to Comic Relief

Last week, Cardinal Place’s Showcase Classroom played host to Comic Relief and Microsoft UK for the #UpgradeYourWorld/Tech4Good Workshop. Representatives from 23 causes across the UK joined Microsoft for a day of presentations, workshops and brainstorming to explore some of the ways charities can better use technology to advance the valuable work they do. The day kicked off…


Windows 10 app for BBC Store: How it use and what’s different about it?

  Last week BBC announced the release of the BBC Store (https://store.bbc.com/). This new platform allows you to purchase content from the website, download it to your devices for offline viewing, or stream it online. Today the BBC announced a partnership with Windows 10 in the form of the exclusive BBC Store app. This app…


Childnet: Making it Safer for Young People to #UpgradeYourWorld

It can be a complex world for a child. They navigate their way around all sorts of challenges every day: from figuring out how to button their shirts, to deciding whether they should save or spend their pocket money. As the internet continues to connect more parts of our lives, the decisions our children have…


AbilityNet: Helping People with Disabilities #UpgradeYourWorld

          The right tools, in the right hands can help everyone – regardless of our frailties – to achieve our true potential and advance as a civilisation. ~Stephen Hawking        Technology should empower people, not limit them. It seems a fairly simple proposition, and one that is at the heart of Microsoft’s mission…


The Annual T3 Awards: A night of tech, awards and of course Champaign

         The T3 Awards were last Thursday and categories ranging from tech personality of the year to brand of the year, the competition was as fierce as ever. Presented by Continental, the night included a reception with a fine three course meal, a some-what comedic host and that tense feeling of who will win brand…


UK Youth: Inspiring Young People to #UpgradeYourWorld

Two very short stories: first, a young man who, at 18, was homeless and became dependent on drugs and alcohol. Suddenly, he found himself performing live at the O2 Arena. Then, there’s a story about frustrated teenager who felt disempowered and ignored. She is being formally recognised as one of the rising stars under 30 at…


Comic Relief help others #UpgradeYourWorld

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~ Victor Borge   For the past 30 years, Comic Relief has been shortening the distance between people; often through laughter, but also by using its global stage to shine a spotlight on issues that may otherwise be neglected. Whether that’s helping remove the stigma of mental…