Community consultation – your views on SharePoint in Higher Education

I’m posting this on behalf of the Northumbria University and hope you can help: IT Directors and Project Managers of many customers have taken part in a survey for this Eduserv/Northumbria University project. The final phase is a wider online community consultation (www.northumbria.ac.uk/sharepoint_study). The aim is to capture the reactions of other HE stakeholders –…

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Free SharePoint Event – thanks to Eduserv and Northumbria

Many customers have been invovled in the process so far and this project is moving towards its final phase.  Please come along and participate in this event. FREE EVENT Time: 11-3.30pm, 25 November 2009 Place: Aeonian Training Centre, Shropshire House, London http://www.aeonian.co.uk/shropshire/findus-sh.htm · Do you want to learn about how and why HEIs are using…

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Microsoft Azure, get started in the cloud now!

This is principally aimed at students to explore how cloud computing can help clear the fog out of cloud computing.  However it is open to other audiences too. You’re invited to take a Dip into the Windows Azure Platform! Microsoft invites you to discover more about Cloud computing and how to take advantage of this…

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Imagine Cup 2010 – time to get your students competing

One of the most successful student engagement events Microsoft runs is the  Imagine Cup.  In fact, I don’t believe that there is a student technology competition larger than this and it attracts the smartest students from across the globe to solve some of the biggest challenges facing society.  The competition gives students an opportunity to…

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Enterprise Search – from Microsoft

We’ve all witnessed performing a search and getting something like 1,034,461 results back in 0.16 seconds with lots of blue and green lines on the screen.  However, no matter how many and how quick, can we really say we’re getting the right answer back with the minimum time spent?  Take this concept into a University…

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Friday webcasts for the public sector

Microsoft is broadcasting a number of webcasts over the next month with information to help the public sector increase efficiencies, get more from organisational performance management and identity and access management.  For details and how to register see below:   Enable the mobile organisation with Microsoft Unified Communications Friday October 16     12:00-12:45 – Invitation Code:…

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What features are in which version of Windows 7?

I’m sure this list is out on the web somewhere, but just in case you’ve not seen it in this easy-to-read format before, below is my list of the features of each version of Windows 7. I think this will help you to work out which one is right for your school: Windows 7 Home…

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The Saïd Business School website in SharePoint

When Dominic wrote about the Brighstarr “How to build rich and interactive websites for education” event being held on 4th November, it was in advance of the new Saïd Business School website actually going live. Which meant he couldn’t point to what had been done. Now however, you can visit the website, on the University…

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Special Student Deals on Office and Windows

You know what it’s like – you have a brilliant plan, and then something gets in the way. And this term, we’d hatched a brilliant plan to launch our Ultimate Steal offer on the International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Which is why we went with a nice Piratey theme for the launch. Oh, how…

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Seminar invitation: How to Build Rich and Interactive Websites for Education and Research

The University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School recently asked Microsoft Partner Brightstarr to create a website that would help it promote its courses and research. The Business School wanted a rich and engaging website that would capture people’s imagination and make it easier to communicate with stakeholders. By building the site in Microsoft Office SharePoint…

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