Live Meeting: Live @ Edu

My colleague Matt sends details of a Live Meeting event he’s hosting online next Tuesday: Microsoft Live @ Edu is a secure, reliable infrastructure that provides educational institutions with a range of beneficial services that are consistent throughout the lifetime of a student or alumni.  With one ‘@edu’ address users get access to powerful web…

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Windows Vista SP1 is coming…

One for IT Managers: We’ve announced that Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista will be released in the Spring Term 2008 2008, which is good news for those who are waiting for this before doing widescale deployments of the new operating system across your departments. In advance of that the beta is available now on…

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Office Offline

It’s coming up to Christmas, and then it will be New Year – and I’ll have to write a New Year resolution. So time to start building a habit that I want to break (isn’t that how everybody does it?). I’ve been reading a colleague’s Office Offline blog for a while now (David Salaguinto) and…

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Ultimate Steal Update

There are some new changes to the the Ultimate Steal website (Office 2007 Ultimate for students, for £38.95, only available online). One of the most significant is that we now accept PayPal (and since we switched that on, it appears to be a popular method). When students buy their new laptops, before they arrive at…

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IT Forum: Neil Williams, University of Derby

At IT Forum this week, I ran into an old friend, Neil Williams, Head of IT and eLearning Development at the University of Derby. It was a great opportunity to discuss some of the issues raised throughout the week with somebody facing issues at the business end of IT. We’ve spent a week looking at…

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IT Forum: Green Data Centres

During the recent Microsoft IT Forum in Barcelona my colleague Dan attended a panel discussion on the green data centre. The panel featured many of the key industry influencers (AMD, Dell, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and Citigroup), whose research and product development has implications for the implementations of data centres worldwide. The first discussion focused on…

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IT Forum: Live @ Edu

This afternoon at IT Forum, we ran two specific sessions for UK education customers. Brad Tipp, from our worldwide Education team kicked off talking about the Live @ Edu service – something that is currently going through a metamorphosis. What started as an email service for students (similar to Hotmail, but linked to your institution’s…

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Event: Collaborative Working in Higher Education – 3rd December

We regularly get involved with events for education with our partners, and one of the ones coming up is from SCC, who are hosting an event at our offices in Central London on the 3rd December 2007. SCC, Europe’s largest privately owned IT company, is working in partnership with Microsoft to demonstrate to you the…

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IT Forum: Microsoft Search Server 2008

There’s a phrase – “Enterprise Search” – which summarises the next step in effective use of technologies for collaboration, data sharing and making your institutional memory more accessible. By this I mean, when anybody in your institutions publishes a piece of information that they want to share, you need to make that information available to…

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IT Forum: Virtualisation – it’s no longer about virtualisation

“The value in virtualisation technology moving forward will be in the management and the operating system rather than in the virtualisation stack.” I attended an interesting session at IT Forum today from Guillaume Field, from Dell.  He started the session off by saying something along the lines of “you are all buying way too many…

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