Work towards M.Ed qualifications through Microsoft, Tablet Academy and Lamar University global partnership

Microsoft has recently announced a global partnership with Lamar University, the largest teacher training University in the United States, in order for  teachers world-wide to gain post-graduate academic recognition for their participation in continued personal development courses provided by Microsoft. The programme has been developed with the combined efforts of Professors George Saltsman and Steve…


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…


Microsoft Virtual Academy: Investing in your Future

With so much buzz around cloud services and architecting your business for the cloud, it’s easy to feel left behind. Don’t fret; there are plenty of ways to keep up with the latest and greatest news, information and training. If you’ve not heard about the Microsoft Virtual Academy before then you’re in for a treat!…

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Windows Azure Bootcamp – Powered by Tech.Days, Edinburgh 11th November 2011

If you are a developer looking to take advantage of cloud computing, but you haven’t yet taken the plunge, this free day of training is the quickest way to get up-to-speed with Microsoft’s offering; Windows Azure. We’ll take you from knowing nothing about the cloud to actually having written some code, deployed it to the…

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Tech·Ed 2010 – Download the presentation videos free

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to get to Tech·Ed, you’ll know that some of the best technical presenters are there, presenting some of the most useful technical content for IT managers. Each year over 100 people from UK educational institutions travel out to it (this year, it was in Berlin), but I know that…

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Academic discount code for Tech∙Ed Europe in Berlin

There are normally over 50 UK Education attendees at Tech∙Ed Europe, which is in Berlin this November 8 – 12. It’s a full week of deep technical education, hands-on-learning and opportunities to connect with Microsoft and Community experts one-on-one.  The main reason that people attend is to get deep training to our technologies, as well…

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Are you ready to deploy Windows 7? Need a bit more help?

Thanks to Rich from Bechtle, I know where you can get some help. Rich has just blogged about the Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal on his Software Ruminations blog. Windows 7 Deployment – the Learning Portal We spend almost $10 billion a year on research and development, and so each time we release a new…

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First Look at Office 2010 – free e-book

Every day is a day closer to the Office 2010 release (due on 12th May for volume licence customers, and June for consumers). And I know of quite a few UK education institutions that are widely using the free Office 2010 beta in teaching already. If you’re preparing for a rapid roll out of Office…

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Ribbon Hero – combining games and learning

It seems that one of the trendy topics discussed at education conferences these days is the combination of gaming and learning. Most of the time, it’s discussed in the context of the classroom or of students, but I’ve just learnt that we’ve now applied it to product training, in one of our experimental Office Labs…

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