Last Friday we ran our Fun, Free Friday at our offices in Reading. The aim of the day was to share some of the free software that Microsoft makes available, and which is useful for teachers and others in schools. It was a very upbeat day, and we all had a lot of fun – partly because we kept the agenda to a very fast pace, with lots of demos, no boring PowerPoint presentations, and a maximum of 15 minutes per presentation. In all we got through 30 different free products in four hours.
In addition to lots of Twitter chatter on the day (which you can read with this search on Twitter), it’s also been nice to see some of the attendees writing about their thoughts on the day, and which things they’ve already found useful:
- Ian Field blogged about it, and included some photos. And also spotted the obvious mistake in the event name. It really was a “Fun comma Free Friday” as opposed to “Fun-Free”.
- James Marshall, wrote in more depth on his blog, focused on the things he most liked – Live@edu and the Windows Live Essentials
- Kathy Smedley, from the Wokingham ICT team, passed on her key highlighted recommendations