What a Year it’s been with Microsoft Education

Guest post by Education writer Gerald Haigh In the various blogs and articles I’ve written during 2013 I have concentrated, perhaps inevitably, on devices and systems – tablets, hybrids, Windows 8, the various features of Office 365, SharePoint. In the process, I’ve learned from some fascinating people. So I thought at this, the turning of…

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Cost and Energy saving with Windows at West Wycombe Combined School.

 Guest post written by Education writer Gerald Haigh. West Wycombe Combined School, a one-form entry primary school of approximately 200 children, uses Microsoft technology and up-to-date hardware to improve its ICT infrastructure, save money and reduce its carbon footprint. If you put in more computers, then your electricity bill will go up and, inevitably, so…

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Excitement for 300 schools at the Tablet for Schools Conference 2013!

Monday morning madness Monday 9th December welcomed a peaceful morning, with Winter sunshine lazily falling through the windows of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, gilding the Microsoft Education stand. With the Tablets for Schools Conference just an hour from commencing, the Microsoft Education team logistically (and mentally) prepped themselves for what was soon to…

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Office 365 Education Scenario. Building a portal.

Monday morning at Golightly Academy, and a teacher on a mission pops in to see the head. ‘Elspeth, Now we have Office 365, I think we could rethink the whole of the school’s online presence. For example, we can have a portal. ‘A whatll?’ ‘A portal. Of you could call it a gateway if you…

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Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals eBook

The folks over at Microsoft Press have created this awesome eBook titled ‘Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals’. Whether you are new to Azure or already using it within your institution, this eBook is packed full of useful content that can help guide and shape your use of Azure moving forward. Introducing Windows Azure for…

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A Schoolboy’s App Development Journey…

Account written by Ross Lowe, 13 year old developer. Initially, when presented with the task of creating an app for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, it all seemed a bit daunting. Whilst I have been programming on Windows for many years, I recently made the switch from Windows to mac. I also began to…

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The Surface RT User Guide

With Christmas just round the corner, and the promise of a new term on the horizon, we can anticipate that stockings and then school bags and brief cases will be brimming with new devices, perhaps even a Surface RT or two! We therefore want to prep you all with a nice and easy user guide…

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Friday Blogs Overview

We’ve had some great stories and content to share with you this week, which I’d like to recap so you don’t miss any of the good stuff. Indulge in some insightful experiences, including a school that has improved collaborative learning with Office 365 Education and Yammer, to an insight from students on how they like…

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What schools need to know about Office 365 Education (and what you can get for free)

Excerpt from our Office 365 Education supplement developed in association with PC Pro Magazine. Office 365 Education gives teachers and students everything they need to communicate and collaborate, and in doing so aid learning. Over these two pages, we aim to answer all the questions anyone involved in school IT needs to know – from…

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