Office 365 for Education

Our resident Live@Edu and Office 365 expert, James Marshall, gives his take on the announcements made at BETT 2011. As the dust settles after the annual BETT exhibition, and Olympia returns to normal I always make some time to look through the various forums and blogs that comment on the big announcements of the year….


The BETT Futures Presentation

For three days now at BETT 2011 I’ve been presenting with a colleague, Mark Stewart, about some of the websites and products that students use in their social lives, and talking about how they could also be useful for teachers and schools. As it has been such a busy week, I’ve not had chance to…


Another BETT Announcement – Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

This year’s BETT is generating plenty of new announcements from us, and here’s yet another one. On Tuesday we announced the availability details for Windows MultiPoint Server 2011, which will be available from March this year. In a nutshell, Windows MultiPoint Server allows you to plug multiple screens into a single machine and gives each…

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Saving Money with ICT – Free eBook download

So the budget cuts have arrived – and the pressure is on to save money in schools. And ICT leaders in schools around the country are going to need to hone their skills to justify the investments they are bidding for. Since late 2009 I’ve been working to look at how ICT can help save…


A video description of Office 365 for education

After the announcement about Office 365 for education this morning, I thought you might appreciate this video from Jon Perera over in the States. It’s a summary of the news on Office 365 for education, and describes how the new services will be available. At the moment the pricing information is in US Dollars, and…


Announcement – Microsoft Office 365 Brings the Cloud to Education

When we announced Office 365 at the end of 2010 for businesses, we talked about the way that workers will use the cloud to collaborate more easily from virtually anywhere on any device. Now we’re doing the same for students. And the worldwide announcement is being made at the BETT Show today. Also in London…


Will the current generation of UK students shape the future of business?

I’ve no doubt it’s an important question to look at – and one that businesses in the UK need to address now if we are to ensure today’s students are skilled effectively. Today’s students may not revolutionise the UK and the entire world (although many may think they will!), but the unique skills and characteristics…


The future of Microsoft licensing for schools

We’re in the final throws of organising BETT (the lorry is loaded, and the final can of orange paint is in!), but I thought I’d take a couple of minutes out of my day to correct a little bit of confusion that’s appeared in the press today – just in case you’re worried by it….


Sneak peak at the Microsoft stand at BETT 2011

Firstly, Happy New Year! I hope that your Christmas and New Year celebrations were fun filled, action packed or a chance to unwind and relax before starting a new year and a new term in school. I know many of you will be attending the BETT show 2011, taking place from Wednesday 12th –Saturday 15th…