BETT 2017 - The Microsoft Partner Campus

The Microsoft Partner Campus is an outward expression of the strong practical and creative two-way bond which exists between Microsoft and their partners, who are regarded as contributors to development as well as the ‘sharp end’ deliverers of solutions. This year we have 21 partners, offering a very convenient hub within which visitors can explore a range of digital solutions to common school-based problems.


Cloud, collaboration and big data at CISG16

University leaders have had to continually face competing and conflicting challenges. Competition for places continues to increase, financial pressures are growing and there is a need to evidence the impact of change and the quality of provision. The result is that there is growing emphasis on the importance of data – to underpin decision making, to support the student body, to support operations and to demonstrate improvement and compliance.


3rd - 4th June: AzureCraft - The power to create the future is now in your hands

Microsoft and partners are sponsoring a new community event, AzureCraft on 3rd and 4th June, in collaboration with the UK Azure User Group. AzureCraft lets you engage with technology end to end – powered by the intelligent cloud. Our goal is to help the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to get creative with technology…


Azure egress fee waiver for the academic community

This announcement first appeared on the Microsoft Azure blog. Based on Microsoft’s extensive experience engaging and working with the academic community, we strongly believe educational institutions of all types and sizes can benefit from cloud services, for research as well as for teaching and learning environments. Microsoft also understands the need for academia to better…


UK Imagine Cup Finalist Konstantin Delov looks at the opportunities available with free Azure for Students

Imagine Cup is a global student technology program and competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications, games and integrates solutions that can change the way we live, work and play. Konstantin Delov is an Exeter University student and…


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…


The sky’s no longer the limit now that the Cloud is a real option for Education…

Microsoft Azure and Janet Alliance have combined forces and invite you to join them to discuss the recent developments between Microsoft and Janet, Windows Azure for research and how to develop a hybrid cloud strategy. risual is a leading Microsoft Cloud Partner with four Microsoft Gold competencies and three silver competencies spanning all core solution…

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SIMS Partnership Schools Conference

Guest post Gerald Haigh At the end of November I paid a short visit to the University of Loughborough, where Microsoft Gold Partner Capita SIMS were hosting their annual SIMS Partnership Schools Conference. SIMS, with Microsoft SQL Server at its heart, is far and away the market leader in school management information systems with 22,000…

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Azure IT Pro Camp (Free 1 day training event)

This is a Microsoft delivered training day, hosted by Salford Software in Manchester on Monday 10th December 2012. It’s a technical hands on introduction to some of the IaaS Cloud Services that Microsoft is now offering to Academic organisations. The camp will be led by an Azure specialist and is aimed at the IT Professional….

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Inspiration for student developers –Harry Potter site built on Windows Azure platform

Pottermore, the official Harry Potter website, was recently launched and attracted billions of page views in its first two weeks. The site is built on Windows Azure, an open cloud platform that lets users quickly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. Harry Potter is one of the largest…

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