Windows 10 Countdown: Do multiple things at once with Windows 10

With now only two days until the launch of Windows 10, we’re continuing our look at some of the new and improved features that users can expect to enjoy once they update from Wednesday onwards. A regular task in the life of any student or teacher is researching and working on projects, often involving switching…


Windows XP Migration

Guest post from Daley Robinson, Stone Group. As most will already be aware of, the de-support date for Windows XP is 8th April 2014. After this time, PCs running XP will be exposed as there will be no security updates, no new bug fixes or patches to the legacy operating system – leaving networks critically…

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Using tablets in education: learn about the key features of Windows 8

Originally posted by Carlos I. James Gutierrez With the upcoming launch of Microsoft’s Surface Pro across 21 markets, customers can more easily edit, collaborate, and get things done from one device that they use from home, the office, and while on the road. As these new computing scenarios bring potential changes to the workplace through…

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Its now been a month since the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was made available (time flies!). Since its launch, it has been great to see all the feedback from members of the education community and beyond about their experience of the new OS to date. David Pogue’s comments, from the New York Times, are a…

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Deploying Windows 7 in colleges – June Live Meetings

Whether you will be deploying Windows 7 over the summer or just want to know more about what is involved, this one hour live meeting will give you an overview of the tools and methods available to deploy Windows 7 effectively, as well as giving you the chance to ask questions. This Live Meeting session…

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Windows 7 and Vista Explained - A guide for blind and partially sighted users from the RNIB

The RNIB have announced that their Windows 7 and Vista Explained books for blind and partially sighted users are now available to pre-order, and will be shipped by the end of May. It’s a step-by-step guide to Windows 7 and Vista from a non-visual perspective,and is specifically written to empower blind and partially sighted computer…

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Your invite to the UK Launch for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010

UPDATE – FRIDAY 11:30 – THE EVENT IS NOW CURRENTLY FULL – BUT YOU CAN ADD YOURSELF TO THE WAIT LIST. Apparently we’ve had well over 1,000 registrations since we announced it. I’d recommend putting yourself on the wait list.Sorry. I’ll work on a list of alternative events/webcasts to attend  From now through to January, it’s going to be…

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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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A comprehensive list of what's new in Windows 7

I’ve just finished scanning an excellent series of articles on TechNet, about what’s new in Windows 7. Whilst not every feature is critical for education, there are some areas which are answers to current challenges in education ICT. If you’re managing Information Security, then read What’s New in Smart Cards (for two-factor authentication) as well…

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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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