What a Year it’s been with Microsoft Education

Guest post by Education writer Gerald Haigh In the various blogs and articles I’ve written during 2013 I have concentrated, perhaps inevitably, on devices and systems – tablets, hybrids, Windows 8, the various features of Office 365, SharePoint. In the process, I’ve learned from some fascinating people. So I thought at this, the turning of…

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Cost and Energy saving with Windows at West Wycombe Combined School.

 Guest post written by Education writer Gerald Haigh. West Wycombe Combined School, a one-form entry primary school of approximately 200 children, uses Microsoft technology and up-to-date hardware to improve its ICT infrastructure, save money and reduce its carbon footprint. If you put in more computers, then your electricity bill will go up and, inevitably, so…

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Excitement for 300 schools at the Tablet for Schools Conference 2013!

Monday morning madness Monday 9th December welcomed a peaceful morning, with Winter sunshine lazily falling through the windows of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, gilding the Microsoft Education stand. With the Tablets for Schools Conference just an hour from commencing, the Microsoft Education team logistically (and mentally) prepped themselves for what was soon to…

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T&L e-zine: One Stop Blog for the Classroom

With Christmas just around the corner I thought a festive treat was needed for our e-zine readers. I have scanned all of Microsoft’s educational offerings and put together a software and resource overview. I’m calling it the one stop blog for all you need to know about what we do for teachers and schools and…


Office 365 Education Scenario. Building a portal.

Monday morning at Golightly Academy, and a teacher on a mission pops in to see the head. ‘Elspeth, Now we have Office 365, I think we could rethink the whole of the school’s online presence. For example, we can have a portal. ‘A whatll?’ ‘A portal. Of you could call it a gateway if you…

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T&L e-zine: KS1 Journey Around London with Windows 8

We thought it would be a nice idea to produce weekly ‘Microsoft Teaching & Learning’ e-zines (online newsletters). The series will feature some great examples of how our Microsoft Innovative Educators and Microsoft Showcase Schools are using technology in the classroom. Hopefully, these little T&L snippets will inspire a little innovation in your own classrooms. …


Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals eBook

The folks over at Microsoft Press have created this awesome eBook titled ‘Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals’. Whether you are new to Azure or already using it within your institution, this eBook is packed full of useful content that can help guide and shape your use of Azure moving forward. Introducing Windows Azure for…

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A Schoolboy’s App Development Journey…

Account written by Ross Lowe, 13 year old developer. Initially, when presented with the task of creating an app for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, it all seemed a bit daunting. Whilst I have been programming on Windows for many years, I recently made the switch from Windows to mac. I also began to…

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The classroom has evolved: Lessons & Learning re-designed with SharePoint 2013 & Novotronix.

Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh A class seating plan is usually some handwritten names and ruled lines on a sheet of A4. Even in that form it’s useful enough to cause extreme annoyance and some irritating mistakes if goes missing from the teacher’s desk. Suppose, though, that simple plan became a source of…

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