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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How to manage the risk of Internet Explorer 6

If you’re still running Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) within your school, instead of being on a later version, then you’re probably doing it for a very good reason – especially as many websites are reducing or removing support for IE6 (for example Google and YouTube both dropped IE6 support this year). And the good reason…

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New Microsoft Office Education Add-Ins

The education products team in Seattle have been busy writing add-ins for Office 2007 and Office 2010. They’ve just released 2 free education add-ins, 20 new education templates, and how-to materials designed to help teachers both inside and outside the classroom. The new Interactive Classroom Add-in, Mathematics Add-in, and Learning Essential Templates could save your…

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The easy way to install WordPress

Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I mentioned WebMatrix, which gives you an easy way to install a bunch of web applications – like WordPress, Moodle and Joomla! – on a standard Microsoft platform (which means you can more easily fit into the rest of your ICT infrastructure). Well, I just read an…

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WebMatrix – making it easier to deploy Moodle, Joomla! and WordPress

I noticed last week that Scott Guthrie announced the release of the beta of WebMatrix. Basically, it’s an easy and free way to get started building Web sites on Windows. WebMatrix is a tool for building, customising and deploying your Web sites in one common, straightforward way. The idea is that WebMatrix can be used…

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Deploying Windows 7 – Best practice deployment methods

Last week we ran a pair of Windows 7 Live Meetings "Deploying Windows 7 – Best Practice Deployment Methods to Save You Time and Money". Over 200 people attended, but I’m guessing that there will be others who would have liked to attend and couldn’t make the time. So the Live Meeting is now available…

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Live@edu Implementation Guide

Ben Nunney, who writes the UK Live@edu blog, has just finished updating the Live@edu Implementation Guide. It covers a wide range of advice and guidance that is helpful as you plan to move your email services to the free Live@edu service, based in our cloud datacentres in Dublin. (This link will tell you more about…

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I love Live Writer

I’ve noticed that over time, I’m using Word less and less, and Windows Live Writer more and more. I guess it reflects two things: Most of the things I write are designed to be published on the web – often on this blog I love software that makes it really easy to publish on the…

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What’s new in the Office 2010 applications

I’ve indexed all of the different product guides for the new Office 2010 applications. There are two separate documents for most of the products – the Overview version is a short two-page summary, and then there’s a detailed Product Guide which goes into much more detail. The Overview document is ideal for a quick staff…

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More Moodle advice – The Moodle on SharePoint white paper

The team over at the Microsoft Education Labs have been busy over the last few weeks. If you’re new to it, Education Labs was created by the Microsoft Education Products Group to build and release new product prototypes and useful add-ons, specifically for education use. Following on from the Office Add-In for Moodle earlier in…

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