Never Miss A Deadline Again! Student Planner App Automatically Adds Important Information To Your Diary

One area of our company you may not have heard about before is the Microsoft Garage. And no, it’s not where we park our cars each day…! The Microsoft Garage is a community of interns, employees, and teams from everywhere in the company who come together to turn their wild ideas into real projects. They…


Windows 8 apps for education: iCell

iCell is an exciting new way to teach biology, giving students an interactive, 3D view inside a cells. The database of information which can be searched in iCell includes examples of three types of cells: animal, plant, and bacteria. The app can show students the finer details of cell structure, creating a new and interesting…

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App week: Corinth

Earlier this week we showed you Khan Academy, an app which enables students to learn through a library of almost 4000 videos. Today, we’re showing you Corinth, the original interactive education app which lets you discover plant microbiology in a completely new way. This fun yet insightful app allows you to explore 200,00 times magnified…

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App week: Khan Academy

This week we’re going to be showing you some of our favourite Windows 8 apps for education. First up is Khan Academy, a great app which gives you free resources to learn almost anything. Perfect for teachers and students alike, the Khan Academy app has a library of over 3800 videos across a vast range…

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The Consumer at Work: Creating the next generation of business

The first 60 years of business software has been focused on making operations more effective and efficient. However, outside work we now possess beautifully designed devices, which are easy to use and run a new generation of user centred software built on internet technologies. These devices and services are permeating every aspect of our lives…

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Exciting Learning: Windows 8 apps for Higher Education

Students use apps every day of their lives on their smartphones, tablets and PCs, yet many would never consider using them to aid their learning. The Windows store has an ever-growing selection of education apps for Windows 8 and Windows phone, all of which could enhance your students’ learning by helping you to introduce technology…

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Deploying a Windows Store App with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

By Simon May One of a series of videos I’m working on that show how deployment works for modern apps, Windows Store apps, Windows 8 apps, Windows RT apps or Appx packages – whatever you like to call them. There are a few ways that you can deploy these types of apps to Windows 8…

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Windows 8 Education apps in the Windows Store

   I originally wrote about Windows 8 apps for education a few weeks ago.  And since last time, that I’ve installed some more apps, so here’s my additional recommended education apps for Windows 8: Mathrathon Windows Store link for Mathrathon It’s a simple maths game – you’re shown two numbers along with a simple addition…

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How students can build a Windows Phone app in 30 days

The Generation App website, from the Windows Phone team, is a really well structured guide to developing apps for the Windows Phone. And ‘well structured’ means that it talks you through a 30-day plan to design, build, test, distribute and monetize applications for Windows Phone – and connects to all of the resources you will…


Understanding the costs of Google Apps

You may be considering adopting Google Apps in your school, college or university to balance the requirements of your messaging and collaboration infrastructure. On the surface, Google Apps may seem like acceptable replacements for products such as Microsoft Exchange Server or Microsoft Office. But many organisations have found that Google Apps cause them extra, hidden…

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