Microsoft extends Office to the browser for students and universities.

Following from my earlier Educause posting the other day, I’d like to introduce you to one of my fellow Microsoft bloggers Ural Cebeci.  Ural is a senior product manager on the Office Live team and he was fortunate enough to be in Orlando this week for the Educause conference where he’s showcasing our Software plus…

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Microsoft at Educause 2008 – Windows Azure

Whilst I’m not there this year, many of my Microsoft colleagues are in Orlando at this year’s Educause conference.  So sadly I’m missing out on meeting up with my colleagues who I rarely see, accompanying customers to various conference sessions, the lively conference atmosphere and all the announcements that this conference usually delivers.  For news…

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Microsoft’s licensing lady

I always like to plug other people’s blogs when I find them useful.  The other day I posted a short article on www.educoms.net about qualifying operating systems so I’ll come totally clean and admit that I pinched the information from Emma Healy’s blog.  Not many of you will know Emma but I’ve struggled to find…

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Universities still needing to do more with even less

I was at the UK HEFCE endorsed Shared Services conference last week and despite a lot of discussion about "what exactly is a shared service" one of the most obvious aspects of the conference seemed to be that there is even less money to go round than usual.  However, at the same time the expectations…

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Windows Vista in Higher Education – Why do students want it and Office 2007?

I went to visit the University of Sheffield this morning (my hometown) to catch up with one of their teams which has a massive enthusiasm for Vista.  The bad news is, I fell off my bike in my rush to get there and now I’m bruised all over.  The good news is they signposted me…

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Update on the Ultimate Steal

For most universities, students have been back several weeks but when I was at Oxford last week for the launch of their Groupware project they reminded me that it was their first week of the academic year.  So, they might have missed some of the on going dialogue the rest of us have been enjoying…

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Oxford University and Microsoft Launch IT Collaboration

Oxford University publicly launched its "Groupware Project" on the 15 October with a series of presentations from the Vice Chancellor (John Hood), Microsoft’s UK Managing Director (Gordon Frazer), Oxford’s IT Director (Paul Jeffreys) and the Director of Oxford University Computing Services (Stuart Lee). It’s with great pleasure for my Microsoft colleagues and me to announce…

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Virtualisation on Tour – November to January

Between November and January, we’re running a free “Virtualisation Unplugged” roadshow – 9 events, 7 cities, 420 PowerPoint slides (only joking…I think) There’s a lot of interest in virtualisation from universities at the moment, because of both the technical flexibility it can give, and especially because of the potential energy & cost savings it can…

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BitLocker’d up

To the famous Diana Ross tune I’m Coming Out* I’m BitLocker’d up, I want the world to know, Got to let it show, I’m BitLocker’d up, I want the world to know, Got to let it show… I don’t know why it took me so long to get started. My new laptop has a TPM…

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The Ultimate Steal Q & A

I’ve had a few questions recently about the Ultimate Steal promotion – where students & staff with a “.ac.uk” email address can buy Office 2007 Ultimate for £38.95 for home use. Working on the assumption that other people are interested in the same questions, here’s my answers to the Ultimate Steal Frequently Asked Questions: What’s…

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