Coping with the seasonal demands of an academic year – delivering apps with Azure RemoteApp [webinar]

The appropriate use of technology in education isn’t limited to simply choosing the correct devices for students and teachers, or deciding upon which apps will be used in the classroom. There are also very important decisions to be made around the underlying architecture of a school or university's network setup, which can impact how effectively students, teachers and staff can work, both individually and in collaboration with one another. With an ever increasing number of mobile devices to manage, a proliferation of apps, and users' expectations to access their work from virtually anywhere, any institution’s IT needs a reliable, complete and efficient solution that takes a people-centric approach to the management of users, their devices and the protection of sensitive data.

In the coming weeks we’ll be taking a closer look at how the intelligent use of systems and network infrastructure has yielded tangible positive impacts for both staff and students at Queen Mary University London, but for now we’d like to briefly highlight some of the new opportunities afforded by Microsoft Azure, which can be learned from our free webinars.

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How to deliver apps with Azure RemoteApp

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time: 12:00pm
Duration: 1 hour

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There are certain situations where you need to scale up or down to meet the dynamic needs of the organisation or community. Perhaps more than any other industry, education sees huge seasonal variation in the demand for infrastructure and IT services within institutions and organisations. During term time, one would expect steady use and demands on the infrastructure, with a crescendo as exams loom at the end of each semester. By comparison, the level of support required during the holiday period is significantly lower, which means purchasing a traditional onsite solution would result in resources remaining largely unused or idle during this time, but still costing money.

In this webinar we will discuss delivering applications from the cloud with Azure RemoteApp. This scalable, agile cloud service will enable your users to stay productive on the go, while safeguarding your sensitive resources.

We hope that you can join us for this webinar, and if there are other topic areas you’d like to learn about, please refer to the other upcoming sessions in our Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite Webinar Series.

If you’d like an example of how Azure is currently being put to use in higher education, here’s a video and blog detailing ‘How Azure helps UCAS and students survive results day’:

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