Merry Christmas from the Microsoft UK Education Team!

It’s that time of year again where we all take a much welcome break from work and studying to spend time with friends, family and loved ones, and enjoy the festivities of the holiday period. We’d just like to take a brief moment to wish everyone in the education community a very Merry Christmas from…


Santa boards Virgin Atlantic 787 mid-flight to gift Windows tablets to passengers!

This isn’t really an education piece per se, but it is Christmas, and it’s a feelgood story worth sharing! On Sunday night passengers flying from Heathrow to Boston with Virgin Atlantic were treated to a very festive experience to get their Christmas holidays off to a dream start. As they boarded the flight, adults and…


Sway updates, Guest Speakers via Skype in the Classroom and more – the MIE Minute Newsletter

You may recall that a couple of weeks ago we shared with you some of the topics and information contained within the MIE Minute – a fortnightly newsletter sent out to our Microsoft Innovative Educators and MIE-Experts. The latest edition has since gone to press, and we are pleased to once again be sharing some…


Azure in Education 101 Series – Webinar Video

Two of our Schools Business Managers have put together a short video using Office Mix* to help explain Microsoft Azure and how it could be used in education along with a short demo of setting up a virtual machine. You can find this video, along with a lots of other useful content on our Microsoft…


Get Inspired, Get Skilled and Get a Job!

This week 74 students from Reading College visited the Microsoft UK Campus as part of the Microsoft ‘Get On’ Initiative. Get On is a ‘Stretch Project’ run by interns in an attempt to get young people inspired, get skilled and get a job. The Get On team help to run events which aim to develop…

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MOS World Championships – UK Qualifying Round 1 almost over

Anyone familiar with Microsoft in Education may have heard of the Microsoft Office Specialist certification (or MOS for short) that students can take to prove their proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. As well as being as way to learn useful skills that can help improve the way students are able to study across all…


Win 15 Lenovo ThinkPad 10s for your school – but hurry, competition closes this Friday!

Microsoft OEM partner Lenovo are currently giving teachers the opportunity to win 15 ThinkPad 10s for their school. The competition encourages them to create a video that encapsulates what learning means to them. But if you want to be in with a chance of winning these devices you’ll have to hurry, as the competition closes…