Civica at Bett 2013

Guest post by Civica, one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners Why should visitors attend the Civica Stand at Bett 2013? Because we’re experts in using SharePoint for education Through its team of E Learning Consultants, Civica has built one of the most experienced SharePoint in Education services and is ideally placed to support schools…

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Warwickshire County Council move 185 schools to the cloud

You might remember a guest post by Mark Reynolds earlier this year about how Warwickshire County Council were moving their schools to the cloud. Well six months on, here is a detailed story by Harvey Woodall (Warwickshire E-Learning Adviser) about why this project came about, the migration to Office 365 for education, positive feedback from…

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How to enrol for Office 365 for education step by step

The anticipated wait is over and Office 365 for education is now available. So how can you get started using Office 365 in your school, college or university? Below you can find a detailed guide of how to sign up for your 30 day free trial of Office 365 for education. Increase productivity in your…

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A day in the life of a student

Following on from our day in the life of a teacher post last week, here’s a nice infographic showing the student experience of working with Microsoft Office 365 versus using Google apps. Whether you are a school’s IT leader, an educator, a parent, or someone who values learning, you know students and care about their…

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Microsoft Cloud Day for Developers – June 22nd 2012, London

Windows Azure, Windows 8, Devices and Open Source – The Microsoft Cloud Day on June 22nd at the Vue Cinema in Fulham, London is a free conference for public sector developers where you can find out more about the latest innovations in Microsoft technology for the cloud and open source. If you are building or…

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Cloud for education: Forefront and Windows InTune

To follow on from our recent post Cloud for education: Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the next post in this series includes a summary of Forefront Online for Exchange and Windows InTune. Originally posted by Ray Fleming Microsoft Online Services and Education We’ve made a public big shift in our emphasis towards cloud-based services;…


Cloud for education: Microsoft Private Cloud Infrastructure and Office Web Apps

To follow on from our recent post Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamics CRM post, the next post in this series includes a summary of Microsoft Private Cloud Infrastructure and Office Web Apps Originally posted by Ray Fleming Microsoft Online Services and Education We’ve made a public big shift in our emphasis towards cloud-based services; but…


Cloud for education: Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamics CRM

To follow on from our recent post Cloud for education: Live@edu and Office 365 for education, the next post in this series includes a summary of Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamic CRM.  Originally posted by Ray Fleming Microsoft Online Services and Education We’ve made a public big shift in our emphasis towards cloud-based services; but…


Cloud for education: Live@edu and Office 365 for education

Originally posted by Ray Fleming There’s recently been a lot of discussion within education about different models of ICT services. Individual universities have tended to use a mix of services provided on-premise and cloud-based services . And newer models of teaching and learning have accelerated the trend towards cloud-based services – and at the very…


Microsoft Office 365 vs Google Apps

You may be considering a cloud-based solution to save costs and increase efficiency in your school, college or university. There are lots of factors to take into account when moving to a cloud solution in your institution, from security and compliance to access and support for users. This is a useful document that compares two…