End of service for Windows XP and Office 2003

If you are using Windows XP and Office 2003 in your school, college or university, we wanted to make you aware that the support for this will end in April 2014. Microsoft plans to end support for Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 in 2014, and that will affect your education institution if you are…

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Building School Networks for the Future – Deployment of the Remote Desktop

This is the fourth instalment from the Building Networks for the Future series, written by Stuart Wilkie at Plymouth Academy. Stuart takes you through the stages of the deployment of the new laptops and the route he took to bring consistency for all users to have the same specification experience throughout the Academy. So, in…

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Exciting times ahead with the announcement of Microsoft Surface

Midnight last night, the announcement made by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in LA that Microsoft are releasing our very own devises for Windows 8, the amazing looking Surface – a new family of computing devises. Surface with Windows 8 will offer some exciting opportunities for education, and already there is a real buzz around the…

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School in a Box Reception – House of Commons, 29th February 2012

On 29th February, Microsoft were at the House of Commons, Westminster for the School in a Box Reception hosted by Reading MP Rob Wilson. The event provided a high profile opportunity for schools and Microsoft Partners to show how they are working together to provide high quality, flexible and scalable low cost technologies to support…

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Young apprentice is top of class with Microsoft Outstanding Apprenticeship Award 2011 – Zenos Apprenticeships

With the current employment climate still proving to be difficult for many young adults to find jobs, having a skill set other than qualifications gained from school and college is becoming more important in order to have a C.V that stands out above the rest. I have recently written a blog on student Rebecca Rickwood…

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So what exactly are the Microsoft team showing off at BETT 2012?

I can honestly say that the last couple of months has kept me extremely busy with organising the Microsoft stand at BETT 2012! With everything from staff, to entertainment, to presenters and presentations, demo kit right the way through to the colour of the polo shirts (dark blue as apparently Steve Beswick doesn’t suit pink…)…

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Spread the word about Windows 7 Computers from just £95!

There are 9 million citizens in the UK who do not have regular access to a PC and are not enjoying the benefits of the internet. For many of your customers, and in many of the communities you support, the last significant barrier to getting people connected is the cost of a PC at home. …

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Software Licensing Training Course at Stockton Sixth Form College, 5th August 2011

Do you want to know more about EES (Enrolment for Education Solutions)? Do you need to know more about Microsoft licensing, including: Client/Server Licensing What’s a CAL Core CAL Suite Enterprise CAL Suite Device CAL & User CAL Processor Licensing (inc Multi-Core) External Connectors/Internet Licences Terminal Services/RDS Work @ Home / Home Use Programme Student…

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Microsoft IT Academy developing student skill sets at Birmingham City University

It isn’t only schools nowadays that are feeling the stretch of limited budgets, but also universities around the UK and are looking at ways to save money without comprising  high quality in learning for students and still provide opportunity to achieve industry recognised certification and prepare them for the working world after university. Birmingham City…

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