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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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…


How Launchpad is Helping to #UpgradeYourWorld

There’s a vast difference between a shelter and a home. A home is where we feel safe, secure and nurtured – yes, a place to keep out the cold and rain, but also one that lights the fire that drives out darkness. Launchpad Reading’s mission is to provide more than shelter: they provide a home. Launchpad…


Microsoft Account: How to get the most out of it and how not to get locked out

What is a Microsoft Account? Your Microsoft Account is what you use for almost everything you do with Microsoft devices and services. Your account consists of an email and password, plus your profile info, privacy settings, communications preferences, and your billing and payment details. In most instances your Microsoft Account will be the same email…


Whatever happened to Building 6?

This post is by Mike Anderiesz. Back in 1998, Microsoft opened its first headquarters outside of the US, at Thames Valley Park. Starting with just a single building, the site expanded steadily with a 5th building opening in 2008 and a 6th considered all but inevitable within the next few years. So what exactly became…

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