Migrate your virtualisation solution from VMware to Hyper-V and save money

Did you miss our Hyper-V webcast? With Microsoft now being considered a virtualisation leader (Gartner  2011), many organisations are starting to consider switching to Hyper-V and saving money. Carmel College have done just that, and discuss in this webcast, the rationale behind their migration from Vmware and give an overview of their migration project.  The…

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Microsoft Lync – Transforming Communications and Collaboration in Education and Reducing Costs

Did you miss our recent Lync in Education webcast? The recording is now available below. Watch this webcast to hear how Stratford College managed their Lync project starting with the initial business case, through implementation to benefits realisation. Whether you are looking to introduce instant messaging with presence, web conferencing or fully replace your telephone…

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Slides from the Microsoft in Education Forum (#msedf)

Sean O’Shea, James Marshall and I recently ran the first in a series of Microsoft in Education Forum sessions at our offices in Reading. With over 700+ tweets about the event and some lively debate throughout the day, the session offered a unique opportunity for us to share some of the latest projects we are…

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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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