Another BETT Announcement – Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

This year’s BETT is generating plenty of new announcements from us, and here’s yet another one. On Tuesday we announced the availability details for Windows MultiPoint Server 2011, which will be available from March this year. In a nutshell, Windows MultiPoint Server allows you to plug multiple screens into a single machine and gives each…

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A video description of Office 365 for education

After the announcement about Office 365 for education this morning, I thought you might appreciate this video from Jon Perera over in the States. It’s a summary of the news on Office 365 for education, and describes how the new services will be available. At the moment the pricing information is in US Dollars, and…

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Announcement – Microsoft Office 365 Brings the Cloud to Education

When we announced Office 365 at the end of 2010 for businesses, we talked about the way that workers will use the cloud to collaborate more easily from virtually anywhere on any device. Now we’re doing the same for students. And the worldwide announcement is being made at the BETT Show today. Also in London…

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Will the current generation of UK students shape the future of business?

I’ve no doubt it’s an important question to look at – and one that businesses in the UK need to address now if we are to ensure today’s students are skilled effectively. Today’s students may not revolutionise the UK and the entire world (although many may think they will!), but the unique skills and characteristics…

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Licensing changes for schools – there’s good news coming at BETT

Over the next few months, we are going to introduce some big changes to school licensing. It will make licensing simpler, and it will make it significantly cheaper for most schools in the UK. The big announcement of all of the detail will happen in January at BETT 2011 in London, but we’re publishing some…

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Shameless plug as I am nominated for an Edublog Award

The Edublog awards have been around since 2004, recognising and rewarding the best blogs in education worldwide. This year my blog has been nominated in the Best Elearning/Corporate Education Blog category, alongside a host of other good education blog sites (all of which can be seen here). If you’ve ever written a blog yourself, you’ll…

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Live@edu takes off for RM’s customers

The Live@edu service, which is our cloud-hosted email and collaboration service*, has been chosen as the standard schools email system by a growing number of local authorities and Regional Broadband Consortia. Two years ago London Grid for Learning chose it, and the DCSF highlighted the potential for £11M of savings through using it. And the…

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Microsoft Office 365 for Education appears on the horizon

Last night we officially announced Office 365, which is the next generation of cloud services – bringing together Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Lync (previously known as Office Communications Server) and Office (on both the web and your PC). And the good news is that there will be an education specific version of it. As…

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The new RM Slate PC

I was away at the end of last week, so I didn’t see that details on RM’s upcoming slate PC had made their way onto the web. Called the RM Slate, it does exactly what you’d expect – a fully functioning PC running Windows, in the style of a pad/tablet/slate device. You can read about…

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New Microsoft Office Education Add-Ins – with the correct download link

Sorry, when I originally posted this blog post, it had the wrong URL for the downloads. I’ve now corrected the original, and here it is again, with the correct URLs. This happened because I was on holiday during the release, so had to pre-write the blog post, and then the download URL changed before it…

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