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.


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…


Bringing the cloud to researchers around the world and online

Originally posted on Microsoft Research Connections Blog These have been impressive days for European research, highlighted by last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN and this year’s publication of the fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Both are stunning examples of thousands of researchers collaborating to push the boundaries…

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Join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage

Since the recent announcement introducing Student Advantage almost a fortnight ago we’ve been inundated with questions. I’m super excited at the response to the news. As a result, we’d like you to join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage at midday (GMT) on 31/10 on Twitter. Live Q&A We’ll be tracking your questions…

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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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Office 365 Education Top User Tips #6 – Outlook Web App on Mobile Devices

Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog. We’re over half way through our top user tips series (there are only 10, I promise!) and today we’re looking at the latest Outlook Web App (OWA) and how it works on mobile devices such as tablet PCs and smartphones. When you’re on…

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Office 365 Education Top User Tips #4 – Drag ‘n’ Drop in SkyDrive Pro

Originally posted by James B Marshall on the UK Education Cloud Blog. So far in our top user tips posts we’ve looked at scheduling online meetings with Lync Web Scheduler, social networking in SharePoint Online, and offline access with the Outlook Web App. Today we’ll focus on the awesome new feature of SharePoint Online called…

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Learn how to get ahead in your career with the inevitable shift to cloud-based technologies

Microsoft Learning is running a Cloud Career day on Tuesday 12th March 2013 as a virtual broadcast. Speakers include Mark Russinovich.     As the cloud transforms IT, the need for qualified IT professionals has never been more urgent, and certification has never been more valuable. Registration is now open for Certified Career Day, an…

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