The customisable ribbon in Excel (Office 2010)

This is a master stroke. Everyone uses Word, Excel, et al in their own way. Some barely touch the commands, but may dip in and out of the most advanced functions in the programs – the kind of things that wouldn’t make it in to the tabs, but are vital to the way you work….

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Harper Green School back up to date with Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES)

Keeping technology and software up to date can sometimes feel like a daunting task – especially when quite often it feels as though the next best, fastest, coolest software is just around the corner. When Richard Pycroft began his role in ICT at Harper Green School in July 2011, the school was using Windows XP…

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Office Casual: OneNote for School

Class assignments, schedules, homework, projects, and research can all be kept and searched in OneNote. In this short video, Doug Thomas shows students a few tricks about using images and how to share OneNote between multiple PCs, slates, Macs, and phones. View the full video below.

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The Microsoft Education Desktop (Webcast)

What does the modern education desktop from Microsoft look like today? This webcast talks about how Windows 7, Office 2010 and Learning Suite, to name a few, come together to provide more engaging learning experiences for learners, while also saving costs. Furthermore, if you are responsible for managing the desktops within your institution, this webcast…

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So what exactly are the Microsoft team showing off at BETT 2012?

I can honestly say that the last couple of months has kept me extremely busy with organising the Microsoft stand at BETT 2012! With everything from staff, to entertainment, to presenters and presentations, demo kit right the way through to the colour of the polo shirts (dark blue as apparently Steve Beswick doesn’t suit pink…)…

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Primary and Secondary schools bought together with SPTA

The IT team serving a large Academy Trust use Microsoft Technologies to realise economies of scale. They are promoting collaboration and making a significant contribution to school improvement across the Trust schools. Part of our mission in these blogs is to share the message that a well led IT team, by deploying and supporting appropriately…

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Better virtual communication with Selection and Microsoft BPOS

We can all appreciate that the everyday running of a school with lesson planning, meetings between staff and communications, as well as many other aspects, are all extremely important to ensure a productive experience for both staff and students. So what happens if productivity begins to falter due to something as simple as a web-based…

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Back to School – Learn more comfortably by personalising the PC!

Today a new blog post went live on the Microsoft Unlimited Potential blog entitled Back to School: Personalizing the PC so Students Can See, Hear, and Learn More Comfortably. This blog features a series of how-to articles, easy to follow hints and tips and videos that show educators and parents how to help students personalize…

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Spaced Learning Toolkit – How memories are made

If you were anything like me at school, trying to remember everything I was taught in my lessons, permanently, in hope that I would then pass my exams could sometimes prove to be a bit of a nightmare.  A last minute scrabble through my text books as I was entering an exam room to remember…

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