Postponement of tomorrow’s Further Education Briefing in Reading

If you have registered for tomorrow’s Further Education Briefing, you’ll be notified by email, but as an added precaution, here’s the news: With the poor weather conditions, and the likelihood of further severe train and traffic disruption, we have decided to postpone tomorrow’s Microsoft Further Education Briefing in Reading until the New Year. It is…

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The new RM Slate PC

I was away at the end of last week, so I didn’t see that details on RM’s upcoming slate PC had made their way onto their website. Called the RM Slate, it does exactly what you’d expect – a fully functioning PC running Windows, in the style of a pad/tablet/slate device. You can read more…

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What’s new in the Office 2010 applications

I’ve indexed all of the different product guides for the new Office 2010 applications. There are two separate documents for most of the products – the Overview version is a short two-page summary, and then there’s a detailed Product Guide which goes into much more detail. The Overview document is ideal for a quick staff…

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Microsoft and the Cloud – what it means for education

There’s recently been a lot of discussion within education about different models of ICT services. Individual colleges have tended to use a mix of services provided on-premise and cloud-based services . And newer models of teaching and learning have accelerated the trend towards cloud-based services – and at the very least, services which absolutely rely…

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Office 2010 availability dates for colleges

We have been developing Office 2010 for quite a while now – and many of you have been taking part in that by running the beta versions (at the last count, 7.5 million people have downloaded the beta version). Late on Friday, Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 reached their last stage in the development process…

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At last, the UK Education website gets a makeover

I’ve got two daughters who think that the best things on TV are reality makeover programmes (our TV at home seems to alternate between Grand Designs and Gok’s Fashion Fix), but they didn’t get as excited as I did about our makeover project – taking the Microsoft UK Education site and adding a pile of…

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Free Event – Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 – 21 Aug 2009

Although it’s a little bit last minute, I’ve grabbed at the chance to get some of our Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 brains together on Friday 21st August, in our Thames Valley Campus in Reading. It’s August, and I know that it is one of the busiest times for IT teams, however you probably…

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Integrating Moodle with Microsoft Live services

Who’d have thought it, not only would I be looking for the Moodle logo for the blog, but other strange things have been happening this week: We’ve released two projects under the open source GPL v2 licence for the first time ever Following on from the experimental OfficeLabs project, we’ve launched Education Labs, to allow…

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Windows 7 release date announced – 7th August for most UK universities

The Windows Team have announced, via The Windows Blog, more information on the various availability dates for Windows 7. Whilst the consumer product launches on 22nd October, it will actually be available earlier for customers using our ‘volume licensing’ schemes – like the Campus Agreement and Select Licensing. The very good news in their blog…

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Windows 7 release dates for education

Our Worldwide Partner Conference was on this week, and there has been a flurry of announcements. I’ll summarise those that may be important to you over the next few days, but if you can’t wait then go over to our PressPass site. One of the most important things mentioned at the conference was the imminent…

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