Tech Days Online, 6-8 November 2013

With Steve Ballmer, an XBOX1 giveaway and much more… We’d like to invite you to join us from Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th November for our virtual event. As mentioned above we are delighted to confirm that Steve Ballmer will be be joining us on the first day at 12:00 to answer questions from IT…

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Windows 8 Devices in Education: Acer Aspire S7 Review

The Aspire S7 is an ultra-thin, ultra-light premium ultrabook from the folks at Acer. This touch based device comes in white, with a super durable gorilla glass lid, and offers an amazing Windows 8.1 experience for those students, IT pro’s and school/college/university leaders looking for a premium device that ticks both the style and performance…

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Windows 8.1 in Education: Showcase Video

Great new video showcasing some of the awesome new features within Windows 8.1 and the wide range of PC’s that they run on. This video is a great complement to the Windows 8.1 in Education Infographic we shared recently. In case you missed it, the full infographic can be viewed/downloaded below. Windows 8.1 in Education:…

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Got a great Windows 8 lesson idea?

  In collaboration with Toshiba, Microsoft Innovative Educator Charlotte Beckhurst from Hartsbrook E-Act School, is holding a ‘Teaching with Windows 8’ lesson plan competition. The winning win8 lesson plan will receive a Windows 8 device kindly donated by Toshiba. If you are interested in sharing practice and win a prize for your work, take a…


Join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage

Since the recent announcement introducing Student Advantage almost a fortnight ago we’ve been inundated with questions. I’m super excited at the response to the news. As a result, we’d like you to join us for a live Q&A on Student Advantage at midday (GMT) on 31/10 on Twitter. Live Q&A We’ll be tracking your questions…

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Windows 8 Devices in Education: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Review

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a unique hybrid device that can be used as both a tablet and traditional laptop. With a vibrant orange colour scheme that really helps make the device stand out, the Yoga 11S offers 4 orientations that provides an ultraportable full Windows 8 experience. With the ability to easily go…

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Be the next best…

We have been really fortunate to have worked with some great schools who have helped us convey the Microsoft in education story. These schools have presented at many of our events, partaken in video case studies, appeared numerous times on our blogs and have had access to some top educational resources. We are always looking…


Managing Azure Academic Passes with the Azure Tracker Portal

Originally posted by Lee Stott on Microsoft UK Faculty Connection What is Azure Tracker? Azure Tracker is a tool designed primarily with faculty and educators of students with Azure Educator grants. The tool allows users to manage and monitor student use to help optimize Windows Azure in their classroom. What can I do on Azure…

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Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 via DreamSpark.com

Originally posted by Lee Stott, Microsoft UK Faculty Connection DreamSpark subscribers can download Visual Studio FREE of Charge from either their Institutional DreamSpark ELMS store or direct from DreamSpark.com. Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers and teams to build and deliver modern, connected applications on all of Microsoft’s platforms. From Windows Azure…

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The Art of Possible

Phoenix Software is delighted to invite you to a half-day event investigating and celebrating Windows 8 tablets as the ‘art of the possible’ The computing landscape has transformed significantly in recent times with virtualisation, mobility and cloud technologies changing the way we think about IT. The challenge for education institutions is to embrace these new…

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