Make Money with Windows Phone

Originally posted on the UK Student Blog. We’re going to turn over the blog for another guest blog post – this time we asked people to give us their AppHub success stories, and George rose to the challenge. You can read his post below – and don’t forget to submit your apps to the marketplace…

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SkyDrive updates sharing and file management

With more app centric sharing, particularly for Office docs, updates to file management, and the inclusion of HTML5 uploads, the SkyDrive upgrade that is currently being rolled adds to the impressive range of user centric updates that the service has already seen over recent months. The video below demonstrate some of these updates, and many…

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The Open University makes significant cost and efficiency savings through the use of Microsoft Lync 2010

Contribution from freelance writer, Gerald Haigh.  Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft UK Education blogs.  I graduated from the Open University, I’m proud to say, as a member of the very first intake – the “Class of ‘71”. Earlier this Summer we were royally treated to a celebration at the Milton Keynes Campus that few…

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Microsoft UK Hosts the Launch of LP+4

A month or so ago we described the continuing development of LP+4, the latest version of the LP+ cloud-based SharePoint based learning platform from Learning Possibilities. Now, a major milestone has been reached in the form of the official product launch, which was hosted by Microsoft at their Reading campus on 22nd November. LP+4 a…

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Want to programme Kinect, Windows Phone, Gadgeteer & other Microsoft Technologies with C#

Originally posted on the Microsoft UK Faculty Connection Blog. C# Learn to programme in C# over the course of 24 episodes, our friend, Bob Tabor from www.LearnVisualStudio.net, will teach you the fundamentals of C# programming. Learn the skills and concepts applicable to video games, mobile environments, and client applications. The following tutorials and videos walk…

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Consumerisation of IT in Education: Opportunities with Virtualisation Technologies

Continuing with our Consumerisation of IT in Education series of posts, virtualisation technologies can also help organisations embrace CoIT. Virtualisation technologies provide us with the ability to run applications or full school desktops on a wider range of device types and operating systems. Presenting Software to Users Microsoft has offered Session virtualisation (aka presentation virtualisation)…

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School in a Box: Helping to ensure you are always a step ahead

School in a Box, is a way of achieving the following: Improving your current ICT offering, starting right now Future-proofing your ICT, in a fast moving environment Cutting your overall ICT costs Saving time on maintenance routines, giving it back as time to manage and lead your ICT policy The phrase we’re thinking of here…

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Steps to the Cloud with RM

  Chris Munday, Head of Proposition Development, RM  has written a guest post on his thoughts on the benefits of Cloud and which steps to take to get there, of which will be further discussed at BETT   When you think about what Cloud computing can offer within education, the possibilities are really exciting. However,…

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School in a Box eBook

Building on the white paper we released in summer, we are excited to announce the availability of our School in a Box eBook. The aim of this eBook is to present a new concept for ICT delivery within schools and to support the idea that there is an empowering alternative for school leaders in how…

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Consumerisation of IT in Education: Software as a Service

One of the key enablers for Consumerisation of IT in Education (COIT) is the growing number cloud based applications and services. Much of the software available from Microsoft is now available as a cloud hosted service. A great example in Education is Live@Edu which provides free email, calendaring and collaboration functionality and is completely free…

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