Linking SkyDrive and Moodle together

Moodle, a popular Learning Management System, is widely used across education. And Microsoft’s SkyDrive is also widely used by both teachers and students (although in some government systems, the access is blocked to SkyDrive when in school) as a cloud-based storage drive. So you may be interested to know that the Moodle community has developed…

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Hosting your Moodle on Windows Azure

Moodle hosting in the Cloud via Windows Azure There are two projects currently available for hosting Moodle on Windows Azure, both on CodePlex (Microsoft’s open source project hosting site, which hosts over 200,000 projects currently): http://moodle2azure.codeplex.com/ This is a port of Moodle 2.x Course Management System to Azure platform. http://moodleazure.codeplex.com/ Enable Moodle 1.9.9 to run…

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The easy way to install WordPress

Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I mentioned WebMatrix, which gives you an easy way to install a bunch of web applications – like WordPress, Moodle and Joomla! – on a standard Microsoft platform (which means you can more easily fit into the rest of your ICT infrastructure). Well, I just read an…

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WebMatrix - making it easier to deploy Moodle, Joomla! and WordPress

I noticed last week that Scott Guthrie announced the release of the beta of WebMatrix. Basically, it’s an easy and free way to get started building Web sites on Windows. WebMatrix is a tool for building, customising and deploying your Web sites in one common, straightforward way. The idea is that WebMatrix can be used…

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More Moodle advice – The Moodle on SharePoint white paper

The team over at the Microsoft Education Labs have been busy over the last few weeks. If you’re new to it, Education Labs was created by the Microsoft Education Products Group to build and release new product prototypes and useful add-ons, specifically for education use. Following on from the Office Add-In for Moodle earlier in…

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Launch Announcement - New Moodle Integration for Office

The Microsoft Education Labs team have just launched the Office Add-in for Moodle (or should it be the Moodle Add-in for Office?). This launch builds upon the success of the availability of the Microsoft Live Services Plug-in for Moodle which launched last July.  The idea behind the add-in is simple. Now, when you got to…

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Microsoft Further Education Briefing 2010

Bookings are now open for our Further Education Briefing day, which this year falls on 19th March in London. Microsoft will be holding our annual Further Education Briefing on 19th March 2010 at our London offices in Victoria. The agenda for the event runs from 9:45 to 3:00 with breaks to catch up with colleagues…

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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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Free Podcasting Kit for SharePoint 2007

A few days ago, the Podcasting Kit for SharePoint was released on CodePlex (our open source project hosting web site). And, for colleges, it’s an opportunity to move into a multimedia, web 2.0 world in a more controlled way. Up until now, many of the ways that people have used podcasting, and many other web…

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Free stuff for Moodlers

I’m over in the US this week, with a number of our educational IT partners, and have heard about some of the things happening here that may be of interest to UK FE colleges. One of them, {Open Source} Heroes Happen Here, is for those who are using or developing Open Source applications which also…

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