New links for the slides from the Microsoft Higher Education Briefing 2010

My humble apologies – yesterday’s links for the presentations were all duff! (I think it’s because I used me extra-special-secret-SkyDrive account). They are now all corrected – so you can now download all of the presentations from the Microsoft Higher Education Briefing, held in Reading yesterday, from this page.


Slides from the Microsoft Higher Education Briefing 2010

We held our annual briefing for UK Higher Education institutions today. We had an interesting mix of presentations, including universities sharing their experiences, plenty of technology sessions, and a great session from Dave Coplin on the shape of the future workplace – and it’s implications for your IT systems. if you were unable to get…


The Higher Education Briefing 2009 – slides and other materials

Today’s briefing event covered a lot of ground, and a lot of questions from the audience too. If you were there, then you’re probably reading this to download the slides. And if you weren’t, then the slides will be a start to understanding what you missed! Here are the links for all of the downloads:…


Managing Costs at Microsoft using IT – An insider’s view

I was in a training session on Friday, when we were joined by the Microsoft IT team – the clever chaps that keep our IT network running right across the business, seemingly in the face of all of the odds. I believe that the odds really are stacked heavily against keeping the IT system stable,…


Wii Presenter

All over the UK this week tens of thousands of new students will be arriving into lecture theatres full of expectation and a desire to learn.  The vast majority of these students will have had more exposure to technology than any previous intake and, frankly, it’s going to be difficult to impress many of them…


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…


The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

I had a down trip to Wales today (from rural Oxfordshire), visiting the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), part of the University of Glamorgan. I was invited to talk with the Blended Learning course, following a presentation I gave to the ESIS group last year in Cardiff. It’s always flattering when somebody…


Future Education Team online briefings

Over the next few months, we are going to running a series of briefings on specific aspects of ICT in education, relating to some of our newer technologies and their use in education. They are all running as Live Meetings, where you are able to watch the PowerPoint presentation on your screen, and hear the…


Upcoming Live Meeting – Microsoft’s Enterprise Client Licence

If you’ve not had a chance to join a Live Meeting before, then this would be a good opportunity to find out how it works. Basically, it’s just like a real meeting, but without the travel! Dominic Watts will be presenting this one, and once you’ve logged on you’ll see his presentation on your screen…


Exchange unplugged – at Microsoft Reading Campus

Reserve your front row seat at Exchange Unplugged, this is your opportunity to get the inside scoop on Exchange Server 2007,  Office Communications Server 2007 and the rest of the Unified Communications platform.        Microsoft UK’s best and brightest Unified Communications (UC) specialists will all be there…