Automating the creation of SharePoint Resources

The following is a guest post from Richard Young, Director of Digital Learning at Wood Green School Witney, a comprehensive school 10 miles west of Oxford. Wood Green use Salamander Active Directory and Salamander SharePoint for automatic maintenance of Active Directory accounts and SharePoint sites.   Wood Green in Witney Oxfordshire is one the hundreds…

OneNote in HE: the Dissertation!

This is a guest post from Hélène Fyffe, an undergraduate starting her final year at Edinburgh Napier University, having spent a year on placement with Microsoft UK Education as part of her course. — Having recently spent a brilliant year doing a one year placement with Microsoft UK Education, I’m now back in the ‘real’…

How will the next Shakespeare create their masterwork?

Today we celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, commemorating the life and work of a man whose 36 plays have stood the test of time. Well, he really wrote 38 plays — 2 of them were left out of the first edition of his collected work. Actually, make that 40 plays, but we’ve lost 2 of…


Cost saving: Embracing the cloud

Taking the first step into the cloud can be daunting, and often brings up questions about security and back-up of data, but there’s a lot of great reasons to make the move. As well as the productivity benefits, the cost savings elements of embracing the cloud cannot be ignored. Think about how many times lecturers…


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…


Janet Cloud Services for Education at UCISA 2013

Here’s Mark McManus (Cloud Business Manager) coming straight from UCISA 13, explaining how we’ve been working with Janet and Office 365 Education. Janet cloud services for education from Microsoft Education UK


What’s happening at UCISA 2013 (video)

Come and see us at UCISA 2013 on stand 38. Here’s Richard Wilderspin, Microsoft education HE Business Manager, to tell you more. Microsoft education at UCISA from Microsoft Education UK


Come and see us at the UCISA conference this week

With the UCISA conference now almost upon us, we are looking forward to a thought provoking and productive 3 days in Liverpool debating the core themes of the conference – our business, our services and our future. The UCISA conference is always a highlight in the education teams calendar and we look forward to catching…


Live@edu Upgrade Update

By September 2013, all Live@edu customers will need to complete the upgrade to Office 365 for education. Microsoft will start to schedule your institution for the upgrade soon. By completing the upgrade process prior to the scheduled date, you control the upgrade timeline. Live@edu administrative changes coming December 2012 While we work to improve the…


Accessibility in Office 365 for education

The Microsoft Accessibility team  run a wide range of initiatives, including a global network of Accessibility centres, an online Accessbility tutorial programme for Windows, Office and Office 365, which includes Office 365 for education. They also publish a comprehensive range of general guides for specific types of impairments: Vision Impairments Dexterity and Mobility Impairments Hearing…