How Microsoft uses the Windows Server 2008 R2 features to enhance our own security

The Microsoft IT team publish case studies of how we’ve used our own products within our own infrastructure – sharing their real-life experiences. This month there’s a case study about the way that we’ve implemented the security features in Windows Server 2008 R2, along with Windows 7 on the desktop – and the benefits that…

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Tech·Ed 2010 – Download the presentation videos free

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to get to Tech·Ed, you’ll know that some of the best technical presenters are there, presenting some of the most useful technical content for IT managers. Each year over 100 people from UK educational institutions travel out to it (this year, it was in Berlin), but I know that…

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Final External Speaker line-up for the Microsoft FE Briefing on 3rd December

We are holding our annual Further Education Briefing next Friday on 3rd December 2010 at the Microsoft Campus, in Reading. In addition to the Microsoft speakers that you’ll have the chance to hear from, we’ve confirmed the final line up of external speakers at the event: Three key Microsoft partners are talking – Quest, Damovo…

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The Virtualisation Hub on TechNet – getting the right planning information

The TechNet team create useful technical content for IT Managers, and their latest project is absolutely perfect for college IT managers who are considering their next step with virtualisation projects ,or are wondering if they should be considering virtualisation projects. Predicting resource requirements for a new ICT application, especially one that is widely used, such…

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Controlled Assessment and avoiding hundreds of USB sticks

Although this idea originates in schools, there is a direct impact for colleges too The external exam protocol called ‘Controlled Assessment’ is currently causing headaches for teachers and network managers, Essentially, it’s a way of letting students do coursework, in class, under controlled and supervised conditions. Work’s put away between sessions and the exam boards…

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November webinars for FE

Secrets of Successful Desktop Virtualisation: The Optimised Desktop VDI is a hot topic at the moment but what actually is it? When is it the right solution … and when not? Given the challenges nowadays – making the right choices is even more critical than ever. In this Microsoft Education live meeting, Quest will discuss…

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Final Agenda for the FE Briefing on 3rd December

We are holding our annual Further Education Briefing in two weeks, on Friday 3rd December 2010 at the Microsoft Campus, in Reading. With the current squeeze on education budgets looking likely to last, there is a clear focus on the ways that the IT systems within Further Education can be used to reduce the cost…

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This week’s webinars for college IT managers 16th-18th November

There  are a couple of webinars during this week that if you have time in your diary, come along and take a listen. System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 webinar System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) lets you see how your IT system is running, from your servers right down to individual desktop computers enabling Operations…

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Salford Software FE event–Hopwood Hall College, Manchester, 25th November 2010

Salford Software would like to invite you to a free event for FE colleges taking place at Hopwood Hall College, in Manchester on 25th November. The purpose of this event is to share the experiences of Hopwood Hall College’s IT team with other like minded organisations.  The college had a clear vision to be a leader through technology….

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Need some support for deploying Windows 7?

Although I’m afraid I can’t offer to send you a top-techie from Microsoft to help you with rolling out Windows 7 in your college, I can offer a good second best, thanks to the TechNet team. They got together with some of the product and support gurus on Windows 7, and created a big batch…

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