Increasing collaboration and productivity through Unified Communications – Microsoft @ UC Expo 2016

One of the key pillars of Microsoft’s mission within education is to empower anytime anywhere learning for all. Our portfolio of different productivity tools, platforms, systems, teacher resources and more provide students and educators with the technology to enhance the way they deliver their curricula and engage with materials. Anytime anywhere learning might mean anything…


Students and educators cover 3 million miles in two days during Skype-a-Thon

It wasn’t so long ago, relatively speaking, that the only real way for school children to gain a first-hand appreciation and understanding of foreign cultures, customs and (to an extent) languages was for their school to take part in the exchange student programme. Nowadays, technology empowers us to speak with people on the other side…


MIE Minute – EduCast Series, Skype in the Classroom and more

Ahead of the new academic year starting in September, we’re pleased to be back with more news and resources from the MIE Minute Newsletter. As always, we have the three shareable items that our MIE Experts will be circulating throughout their networks, and in addition to this we are excited to share details of the…


Language Education – Scotland Aiming For 1+2 Policy

This is a guest post from Hélène Fyffe, an undergraduate starting her final year at Edinburgh Napier University, having spent a year on placement with Microsoft UK Education as part of her course. — I’m sure our Scottish readers will be familiar with the Scottish Government’s recent policy A one plus two approach to language…


Skype for Windows Phone 8

It’s been an exciting few weeks for the team at Skype. We’ve launched our new fast, easy-to-use and beautiful Skype for Windows 8, and updated Skype for Windows desktop which features the beautiful and modern design Windows Phone users have come to love while, like Skype for Windows 8, delivering the best of what you’ve…

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