Virtualisation – settle for less metal

A virtualisation project can pay for itself in three years. After that it’s saving all the way. Some of the most spectacular examples of cost saving that we’ve reported on in recent times feature server virtualisation using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V technology, which provides built-in virtualisation as a no-cost option. Following the…


24 schools in 24 hours: Windows 8 Launch around the world in education

Originally posted on the Daily Edventures Blog. Wow, what an edventure the last 24 hours has been! It has been a phenomenal day. To celebrate the launch of Windows 8, I’ve just completed 24 events in 24 hours across 24 time zones, visiting with thousands of educators and students via the Microsoft Education Skype-athon (#MicrosoftEducation…


Windows 8 in Education: Relevant and Personal

Excerpt from our Windows 8 in Education eBook. For learners and teachers, one of the major attractions of Windows 8 is its seamless performance across a range of devices – tablets, ultrabooks, notebooks, the various hybrids and ‘all-in-ones’.   Windows 8 offers the user a no-compromise, single sign-on experience across all these device types. So,…


Windows 8 in Education eBook – Now Available

Our new Windows 8 in Education eBook is hot off the press. Written by leading practitioners, the eBook can get you started and inspire you about many of the great features of Windows 8 from an education perspective. The eBook is in sections. One is for hands-on educators, teachers and lecturers, while another is directed…


Windows 8 in Education Launch Day

With the launch of Windows 8 now only a day away, the excitement is building as we countdown to the general availability of our new OS. The ads are prepped and ready to go (if you haven’t had a chance to see any, check out an example below), our partners have created an inspiring selection…


Windows RT or Windows 8 devices for your school?

Guest post by Sean O’Shea With the upcoming Windows 8 launch happening tomorrow (Friday 26th October), I recently did a keynote speech at an event with one of our partners. We had a great turn out including head teachers, deputy head teachers and ICT leads from primary and secondary schools. It was overwhelming how much…


£20,000 scholarship for Computer Science teachers

Taken from the Department for Education press release and educationgovuk As part of the Government’s mission to ensure Britain competes and thrives in the global race, Education Secretary Michael Gove today set out plans to boost the teaching of Computer Science by training up the first generation of outstanding new teachers in this vital subject….


Warwickshire County Council move 185 schools to the cloud

You might remember a guest post by Mark Reynolds earlier this year about how Warwickshire County Council were moving their schools to the cloud. Well six months on, here is a detailed story by Harvey Woodall (Warwickshire E-Learning Adviser) about why this project came about, the migration to Office 365 for education, positive feedback from…


Windows 8 in Education Launch Event: New Places Added

With only a week to go until our Windows 8 in education launch event at QPR FC, we have just added a few additional places for the event. The agenda for the event is as follow: Registration & Tea and Coffee: 2.30pm – 3.00pm Welcome (Matthew Cocks – Microsoft): 3.00pm – 3.10pm Introduction to QPR…