MTA Success story with Zenos

Whilst most of us are now on holiday, my colleague Greg Pearson, UK Lead for Microsoft Learning has picked up this new video success story around our Microsoft Technology Associate Exams (MTA)  for students, with Zenos  which I thought I would share with you for you to then share with your students. – MTA eases…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy: Investing in your Future

With so much buzz around cloud services and architecting your business for the cloud, it’s easy to feel left behind. Don’t fret; there are plenty of ways to keep up with the latest and greatest news, information and training. If you’ve not heard about the Microsoft Virtual Academy before then you’re in for a treat!…

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SharePoint Search for education

Continuing on from recent posts around Data Management and How many ways you can use SharePoint 2010, Alex Pearce, Most Valuable Professional (MVP), has written a guest post on his thoughts around using SharePoint Search and how this can benefit you in keeping your information and documents stored and then again easily found.   For…

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Microsoft Learning Suite – free download now available!

Learning Suite is a comprehensive set of FREE software specifically all schools and teachers now ready for you to download. These titles add so much to Windows OS and Office. See below for the titles you can get. Learning Suite can be downloaded FOC  by logging onto the Partners In Learning Network  or alternatively directly…

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7 ways frequent online assessments keep student learning on-track

eduGuest blogger John Kleeman, Chairman of Microsoft Partner, Questionmark, describes the advantages of frequent online assessments. What are the advantages of giving your students frequent quizzes and tests, instead of waiting until the end of a module or course? At first sight, this might sound like more work for you as instructor, not to mention…

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Consumerisation of IT in Education: Security Considerations

As part of our on-going series of posts dedicated to the consumerisation of IT in education, we now turn our attention to the security considerations that institutions need to take on board when planning their strategy. When considering security we need to think about the devices themselves, the data and the network. Device Encryption Is…

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Windows InTune – Managing your IT Infrastructure from the cloud

Windows InTune is a management and security solution allowing you to manage your on premise IT infrastructure from the cloud.   In a nutshell this is what it can do…….. Allows you manage a single or multiple organisations from a single console Manage machines outside of the network / Domain Asset Management – track hardware…

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Learning Suite: Microsoft’s new suite of education apps now available!

After months of hard work across the education team, Learning Suite is now available as a free download via the UK Partners in Learning Network. What is Learning Suite? Learning Suite is a free set of innovative applications that, when combined with the power of Microsoft Windows and Office, creates a robust, flexible and collaborative…

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Lync, Office Communications Server, and Live Meeting at Nottingham Trent University

We’re hearing more and more about the way Microsoft Lync Server 2010 is set to change the nature of working life in universities. At Nottingham Trent University, for example, with 24,000 students on three campuses across the City, Unified Communications Team Leader Thomas Farrand, has made great strides in building links and promoting collaboration with…

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Free School Norwich breaks out of the classroom with Civica’s CloudBase

You may have heard references to Free Schools that are now opening up around the country, in response to communities who feel, they are needed in order to improve education for children local to them. I recently met with Bob Pigott, Sales Director in the Education Division, for Microsoft partner Civica, who told me all…

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