Groovy

One of the new programmes included with the Office 2007 System is Groove. It allows you to setup a collaboration environment which is off line, and synchronised across different computers. You can do things like create a shared file folder, which can be used by anybody who has been allowed, whether or not they are…

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Save £10,000 or Save the Earth…take your pick

PC Pro have been doing some research on the ways that Windows Vista can save power…..come again…save power? Yup It appears that computers are left on all the time with nobody using them (hmm, let me think about the IT Suite, or some of those odd computers in the back of classrooms). So, if you…

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Win £3,000 by telling the Parliamentary IT Committee how IT helps

e-Skills UK and the Parliamentary IT Committee are looking for pupil-led innovative ICT projects that have made a positive impact on your school. Your entry should show the best use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources to the benefit of the school, local community, in the UK or across the world. The competition is for pupils…

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Talk to the Hand

There’s a lot of new things inside Exchange 2007 – things like new features in Outlook Web Access and the ability to access e-mail, voice mail, calendar, and contacts from virtually anywhere that you have a connection (telephone and computer). In Exchange Server 2007, people can access their inbox information from virtually anywhere using their…

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For the network managers amongst you…

I’ve just learnt about a free event – the Microsoft Management Summit – which is aimed at senior IT managers in the UK Called “Are you in control? How to manage and secure your infrastructure”, it is a free single day event in Reading on 1st May 2007 It isn’t specifically aimed at the education community, but it…

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Another European first for the UK

We believe that the first school in Europe to deploy Office 2007 for all students and staff was in the UK – specifically Stoke College, an independent school in Suffolk (confusingly, not the Stoke College in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire). They announced their deployment on their website news page on 17th January – straight after the BETT…

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Why a blog for UK Schools?

When Microsoft has a perfectly good website for UK Education, why don’t we just put everything there? Well, the simple answer is that it is easy to update this blog as things happen, whereas the standard website takes a while to update because the information passes through the hands of many people before appearing. Whereas…

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