Communication & Collaboration

Guest post written by Education writer Gerald Haigh The more I come into contact with Office 365 the more I realise the importance of the two ‘Big Cs’, ‘communication’ and ‘collaboration’. They’re linked, of course, but not completely, because you can, for example, have communication without collaboration. So when I was serving the Queen on…

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Exciting Learning: Collaboration and Communication in university studies

In the modern day, it is essential that future generation understand how to communicate and collaborate using technology as an interaction mechanism, not only in their personal lives, but in their education and future employment too. Communication is constantly evolving, and even more so today due to the fast paced technology environment. Within the space…

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Lync in education site

Lync is a fantastic tool to use in education, with its many opportunities to improve communication in schools, colleges and universities.  So we’re really pleased to tell you about our microsite, which is all about Lync being used in education. The site includes lots of interesting information with a video about how The Open University…


Improved communication in education with Microsoft Lync 2010

With any luck we will soon be into summer, when we can (normally!) rely on good weather conditions for travel into school and work. But winter 2012 again saw more extreme weather conditions. These continued to increase school closure days and education institutions suffered the effects from unforeseen absences. As well as the snowy conditions…

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There are so many reasons to deploy a unified communications solution

To be more precise, because this is a Microsoft blog, there are so many reasons to deploy Microsoft’s Office Communication Server 2007 (OCS).  Every day since I first became a member of Microsoft’s dogfood deployment of OCS I’ve been amazed at just how powerful it is and how much better I’m able to communicate and…

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Event: Identity & Access for Education

We’re running a seminar in London, in partnership with Oxford Computer Group, on 12th June. It’s an opportunity to learn about solutions for identity and access management, messaging, collaboration, and how you can enhance existing technology investments. During the day we’ll provide an overview of Microsoft’s Live@edu services and how these can easily be integrated…

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Exchange Tour - more dates in Cambridge, Manchester and London

Just after the the OCS launch,  the UC team in the UK embarked on the Exchange Unplugged Tour 2007 that saw them travel to 9 venues during 3 weeks on the road seeing nearly 1000 attendees. Well,  similar to any good rock and roll tour,  they have decided to reform for more dates the bus…

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Unified Communications for Universities

Talking to a US colleague recently, he was telling me about various projects worldwide where universities are bringing together all of their communications and messaging systems. He referred me to the case studies published in the last six months of things happening in schools and colleges in Asia and the USA. Linked to that, word…

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7 tips for working securely from wireless hotspots

Like last week’s posting, on 10 ways to work more securely, was a handy way of reminding your staff about common sense steps that they can take to keep their own personal PCs secure, as well as contributing to the organisation security you’re managing. Well, here’s another list in a similar vein, that you may…

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When data goes bad...a student study

We’ve been doing a lot of work with students recently, and from that I’ve learnt quite a bit about their ICT habits. Two years ago universities reported that three-quarters of students turn up with their own PC, with some reporting that 99% of students do. Judging on the research panels we’ve held recently, that number…

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