Embracing Cloud Learning at Guilsborough Academy

Office 365 provides a wealth of benefits to any school, college and university that wishes to enhance student learning experience. Guilsborough Academy has recently made the exciting switch from SharePoint on-premises to Office 365 SharePoint Online. Today, we’re looking at some of the incredible opportunities SharePoint Online has created for both staff and pupils at the school.


Partner Case Study: How Microsoft Power BI is helping Swalcliffe Park School safeguard students

Swalcliffe Park School caters for boys aged 11 to 19 who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions, and also functions as a children’s home. All students have statements of special educational needs or education health care plans, with a large number of local authorities placing students in the school. The children’s homes and school have both been judged to be outstanding. The internet is a key resource for learning and plays an important part of the recreational activities of the students who live on-site, so it’s vitally important for the Safeguarding of the students that internet access and content barriers are suitably and adequately managed.


Partner Case Study: Automating Office 365 Groups at The Pingle School, with Ruler

The Pingle School is a Secondary School located in Derbyshire, UK. As well as serving the needs of its 1,000 students, the school wanted to continue to develop the rich feature set of Office 365 and were especially keen to utilise Office 365 Groups for their teachers to use as a resource centre for their classes. Having already identified that there were significant problems manually administering elements of these processes, the school were keen to explore the opportunity of integrating with their Management Information System, Capita SIMS.


Upgrading to Windows 10 with EasiPC – the Simon de Senlis story

The following Windows 10 deployment story comes to use courtesy of Paul Dredge at EasiPC, who oversaw the summer upgrade at Microsoft Showcase School Simon de Senlis Primary in Northamptonshire. Paul was also on hand at a recent #RedefineLearn event at the school to talk through some of the benefits of cloud computing within schools,…


Windows 10 at Arnhem Wharf Primary School

The following is a guest post written by Gerald Haigh, and is a first looks Arnhem Wharf Primary’s move to Windows 10. In a future post Gerald will explore the wider impacts of Windows 10 on the school, but for now, he delves into the thought process behind the change, and the adoption itself. We’ve…


Partnering in Education with Microsoft Azure [VIDEO]

As you will be aware, July 14th not only marks Bastille Day in France, but also signifies an end to support for Windows Server 2003.  Many of our customers in the UK and Worldwide have used this point in time as an opportunity to review how they deliver core infrastructure services like file & print,…


Automating the creation of SharePoint Resources

The following is a guest post from Richard Young, Director of Digital Learning at Wood Green School Witney, a comprehensive school 10 miles west of Oxford. Wood Green use Salamander Active Directory and Salamander SharePoint for automatic maintenance of Active Directory accounts and SharePoint sites.   Wood Green in Witney Oxfordshire is one the hundreds…


Creating a leading edge ICT platform to support teaching and learning

Charteris Microsoft technologies case study The Edinburgh Academy may be nearly 200 years old, but its use of technology is completely up-to-date. With support from Charteris, this prestigious independent school for boys and girls has implemented the latest Microsoft desktop and server operating systems. This leading edge ICT infrastructure is enriching the learning experience for…

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Office 365 for Education case study video

Great for academic institutions that are ready to take advantage of the cloud. Office 365 offers free email, instant messaging, group video and voice chat, and online document viewing and editing. We’ve got a great video that shows how Office 365 for education has enabled the University of Massachusetts and the National University of Ireland…