University of Bolton take steps to improve their CRM

The University of Bolton are taking a new approach to managing their relationships and engagement with current and potential business customers, implementing Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Luke Stansfield, Information Systems Developer at the University, explained. “We had no real system to manage relationships and interactions with our customers and business contacts. This was identified as a…


RM Technical Seminar, Birmingham 9 November 2012

Guest post by Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft blogs. I really look forward to RM’s regular regional Technical Seminars. The many sessions – which aren’t all highly technical by any means – deal with real and current issues, the educators and IT staff who attend are thoughtful, keen to learn but also…


Azure IT Pro Camp (free 1 day training event)

This is a Microsoft delivered training day, hosted by Salford Software in Manchester on Monday 10th December 2012. It’s a technical hands on introduction to some of the IaaS Cloud Services that Microsoft is now offering to Academic organisations. The camp will be led by an Azure specialist and is aimed at the IT Professional….


Free Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Hands on Labs with Tech Showcase

Are you interested in learning more about the latest technologies from Microsoft like Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?  Microsoft Learning Partners across the UK are running a full range of free first look clinics across the country covering: Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 SQL Server 2012 Visual Studio 2012 Exchange Server 2013 SharePoint 2013…


Windows 8 Volume Licensing

With Windows 8 now officially on the market, you might have some questions about licensing for your school, college or university. Whether you want to upgrade your PCs to Windows 8, gain access to exclusive offerings such as Windows 8 Enterprise edition and the Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack, or use Windows with greater flexibility, there…


UK students are at the top of the class in IT skills

Recently in Las Vegas, Robert Phipps from Royal Grammar School in Guildford was crowned Third Place Winner at the Microsoft Office Specialist Worldwide Competition 2012.  Robert’s win proves, yet again, that UK students are at the top of the class in IT skills! The 2012 Certiport Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office attracted more than 285,000…


Free HTML 5 and JavaScript Training & Certification

For a limited time, you can get free online training and certification on HTML 5 and JavaScript from Microsoft Learning.  Whether you are interested in creating the next Angry Birds game or want to try your hand at creating a Windows 8 App for your school, this training course will give you a solid start…


Shape the Future at Victoria Park Primary Academy

Guest post by Gerald Haigh It was really good to be at Shireland Collegiate Academy for the UK launch of Microsoft’s Shape the Future project earlier in November. Katie Hook has already very efficiently described the event here, but that gives me the opportunity to say a little about what was happening in the classrooms…


Help Boost Student Employability with Microsoft IT Academy

Guest post by Anthony Nneke Microsoft IT Academy is our Membership Program that provides Institutions with discounted curriculum learning resources and exams. IT Academy helps Institutions deliver Microsoft Qualifications to their IT Staff, Teachers and Students respectively. The Microsoft IT Academy Curriculum offers today’s students the hands on skills and experience that they will need…


Exciting New Challenges for University College Falmouth

Case study provided by Crimson University College Falmouth is embarking on an ambitious implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 2011, starting with core business to business processes and marketing activities and eventually providing an holistic approach to the overall requirements of the institution. The first phase of the project is being sponsored by Dr Jeremy Richards Head…