SharePoint Applications Showcase

My colleague, Sarah Barnard, is running a SharePoint day on 25th June which will give you an opportunity to find out how you can help to integrate your different IT systems with SharePoint – bringing together your data from your MIS, VLE and e-portfolio etc onto a single webpage so that your students, teachers and…


The Free Microsoft TechNet Management Summits – June & July

I’ve just learnt that we’ve scheduled some more of these free events – the Microsoft Management Summit – which are aimed at senior IT managers in the UK Called “Are you in control? How to manage and secure your infrastructure”, they are free single day events in Manchester, Glasgow and London. It isn’t specifically aimed at the education community, but…


SharePoint 2007 – want to really know what it can do for you?

My colleague, Phil Allen, who’s our resident educational-techie, has provided me with a document of links to really good SharePoint resources. Bless him, he wants to help you all find good stuff, but 7 pages of document, with each page containing long link lists! Phew, I think it might take a while working through that….



Phil Allen’s Link-Tastic list of SharePoint Links for Education  Microsoft Office Sharepoint 2007 Resources for Education Partners Evaluator Guides and White Papers   Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 Product Guide Office Compliance features Whitepaper Office Business Intelligence Product Guide Excel Services White Paper Office Infopath Forms Product Guide Microsoft Enterprise Content Management White Paper Windows…


Windows Vista this summer?

A number of schools have started deploying Windows Vista, some for pilots or evaluation, and some right across the school (eg Long Eaton). And so, I wondered whether you would need any additional information or help..and at the same time my colleague Phil Allen was writing the first part of a series (so he tells…


Windows Vista Deployment – Part 1 – The Decision

Windows Vista this Summer? With most new PCs and laptops shipping Windows Vista and a rapid uptake of the operating system in a variety of organisations, many schools will be asking themselves whether they should go ahead and deploy new kit this summer with Windows Vista on it.  The question might move to whether they…


No more school

Projects are like this all the time – you set out to create one thing, and end up creating something completely different. But in the case of the Government’s “Building Schools for the Future” programme, you would think that the name of the programme says it all…that it’s all about “Building Schools”. But of course…


Moodle Web Parts for SharePoint 2007 released

When I last wrote about the Moodle integration with SharePoint, it was only with SharePoint 2003. The new web parts developed to help you to integrate Moodle into a Learning Gateway based on SharePoint 2007 have been released, and are now fully available on the CodePlex Moodle page, our “open source project hosting website”. CodePlex is…


Long Eaton School

Long Eaton School has the advantage of occupying brand new buildings, built to their specification, with IT and communications built right into the infrastructure.The school also has a high ratio of computers to pupils, as their policy over recent years has been to invest heavily in the latest IT. As Richard Vasey,the head teacher points…