Automating the creation of SharePoint Resources

The following is a guest post from Richard Young, Director of Digital Learning at Wood Green School Witney, a comprehensive school 10 miles west of Oxford. Wood Green use Salamander Active Directory and Salamander SharePoint for automatic maintenance of Active Directory accounts and SharePoint sites.   Wood Green in Witney Oxfordshire is one the hundreds…


Microsoft Technologies at Barnsley College

Guest post from Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft Education series of blogs. In 2004, Barnsley’s Council Leader Steve Houghton CBE said to me, in the course of an interview for an article I was preparing on Barnsley schools, ‘We can’t be a former mining town for ever.’ It stuck with me as…

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Microsoft at ALT-C 2012

On the 11th – 13th September we are excited to be exhibiting at ALT-C 2012, which is taking place at the University of Manchester. ALT is a registered educational charity in the learning technology field who aim to ensure that the use of learning technology is effective and efficient, by bringing together practitioners, researchers and…

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SharePoint 2010 – An Overview for Education

Watch this recording presented by Dave Coleman, SharePoint MVP, as he gives an overview of SharePoint 2010. During this recording, Dave explores how SharePoint can address key needs within education institutions and by making use of existing licensing agreements, SharePoint can also help to remove cost from your organisation. SharePoint 2010: An overview for education…

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SharePoint Best Bred for Education?

Post originally featured on the SharePoint and Assessment Blog from Questionmark. Thought leader interview with Ray Fleming of Microsoft Australia about SharePoint’s place and future in Education. Ray, what do you do at Microsoft? I’ve worked in education IT for 25 years, and for the last 5 years, I’ve been with Microsoft. I used to…

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No-Code Designer Solutions for SharePoint 2010 training course

One of our partners, Collabco Software, have written a post I would like to share with you on SharePoint 2010 and the opportunity for a course on creating no-code SharePoint Designer Solutions. Please take a look below and if interested, details on how to enrol are given at the end. Information Technology has been continually…

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Brockenhurst College, staying lean and efficient

One area that we, here,in the Education team like to report on is cost saving and how looking at different area’s in education, this can be achieved.   Brokenhurst College, in the New Forest in Hampshire, serves a wide area, covering seven local authorities. Its main activity is providing exam courses at post-sixteen level. There…

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The Oldham College improves its efficiency with Microsoft SharePoint

The Oldham College demonstrates how using Microsoft products, including SharePoint, continues to improves efficiency in a learning environment. Gerald Haigh, freelance writer to Microsoft, paid a visit to The Oldham College to then share with us how SharePoint, along with other Microsoft products, is directly improving the learning experience of its 8000 students. Pete O’Donnell,…

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And so the cost saving story continues…..£50,000 saved with ICT at Walsall College

Cost saving stories are being heard more and more throughout the schools of the UK, however it doesn’t stop there. We are now hearing dramatic cost saving stories from further education as Gerald Haigh, independent writer to Microsoft explains how ICT has benefited Walsall College. At the 12,000 student Walsall College, the introduction of SharePoint…

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Presentations from Efficiency using Microsoft SharePoint Event, Walsall College, 28th January 2011

                                   After the successful event at Walsall College on 28th January 2011, the presentations  from Walsall College, Microsoft, Capita and RSC-WM for the conference “Efficiency using Microsoft SharePoint” can be downloaded here. There are still some to be uploaded to our blog but you can expect to see these in the next couple of days….

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