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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Lync Server 2010 Event, Cardinal Place, 4th March 2011

How Microsoft Lync evolves the education experience, improve staff & student learning/collaboration while driving down costs I am delighted to invite you and your colleagues to join us at Microsoft London (Cardinal Place) for a Lync education event on the 4th March 2011. Modern education establishments require a modern communications solution. One that enables staff,…

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Making a beautiful SharePoint site for a school

I know that lots of people are using SharePoint in their school – or have it provided to them by their local authority. When you install SharePoint “out of the box”, it is fair to say that it isn’t something that whacks you between the eyes shouting out “I’m beautiful. Look At Me!”. But that’s…

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Avoiding being PowerPointless

The title is a reminder for me, not you! It is amazing the number of times I see PowerPoint being used badly – especially in long and dull meetings – but a school visit normally perks me up, because I often see it being used by a teacher in the way it was probably intended…

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Email at Norwich School

A colleague published a new story on the worldwide Microsoft case studies website earlier this month, on Norwich School, who had expanded and replaced their email system. They wanted to encourage their staff, students and parents to their email system more, to help information to flow around the school, and to and from parents. They…

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Live Meeting – Heavy Workload? Try collaborating for success

Collaborative working is seen to be the way forward to help us all work better and more efficiently and ensure that everyone has easy access to the resources they need, wherever they may be.   In schools, that is often more tricky, as individuals are often not available at the same time – some will…

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Another BETT Learning Gateway story

2008 – it’s all about Learning Gateway. And another milestone at BETT was when we released the case study on the Leeds Learning Network. Now, like many of the Learning Gateways that we’ve talked about, this one has been around a little while – in fact, the Leeds Learning Network (LLN) started in 2000, and…

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Would You Like To Know Even More About Unified Communications?

Exchange Tour Unplugged 2007 24th October – 5th November 2007Reading, London, Sheffield, Manchester, Maidenhead, Warwickshire & Glasgow   This isn’t for everybody, but if you are involved with running the ICT in a big or multi-site secondary school, the technologies underlying this could help you to imagine a completely different way of enabling communications between staff,…

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Talk to the Hand

There’s a lot of new things inside Exchange 2007 – things like new features in Outlook Web Access and the ability to access e-mail, voice mail, calendar, and contacts from virtually anywhere that you have a connection (telephone and computer). In Exchange Server 2007, people can access their inbox information from virtually anywhere using their…

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