Young apprentice is top of class with Microsoft Outstanding Apprenticeship Award 2011 – Zenos Apprenticeships

With the current employment climate still proving to be difficult for many young adults to find jobs, having a skill set other than qualifications gained from school and college is becoming more important in order to have a C.V that stands out above the rest. I have recently written a blog on student Rebecca Rickwood…

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ITA Summit 2011 Slides

Covering a diverse range of topics from cloud computing to gaming in education, the ITA Summit offered an action packed day for delegates eager to learn more about all the latest developments with IT Academy over the next 12 months. All the slides from the event are available on our Slideshare account. All the sessions…

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IT Academy Summit Announced

After an eventful summer, which saw events such as 15 year old Rebecca Rickwood from the UK pulling off a significant shock at the 2011 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office by being crowned ‘World Champion in Microsoft Excel’, Microsoft’s IT Academy programme continues on its quest to add value for both students and academies across…

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British School Girl (15) Wins Microsoft World Championship

Fighting off stiff global competition, 15 year old Rebecca Rickwood from the UK pulled off a significant shock at the 2011 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office by being crowned ‘World Champion in Microsoft Excel’. Rebecca, a student at Sawtry Community College (a specialist IT Academy in Cambridgeshire), came out on top in the annual competition…

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Software Licensing Training Course at Stockton Sixth Form College, 5th August 2011

Do you want to know more about EES (Enrolment for Education Solutions)? Do you need to know more about Microsoft licensing, including: Client/Server Licensing What’s a CAL Core CAL Suite Enterprise CAL Suite Device CAL & User CAL Processor Licensing (inc Multi-Core) External Connectors/Internet Licences Terminal Services/RDS Work @ Home / Home Use Programme Student…

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Survival of the fittest: how Kent County Council are bucking the trend

    Mark Reynolds (Schools Business Manager) went to the Kent County Council iT11 conference last week, and found out that despite what you might have read, it’s not all doom and gloom for Local Authorities…   There has been a lot of talk recently about the demise of the Local Authority (LA) and the…

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Some simple guidelines on moving to the cloud

As more and more schools will be making the change and moving towards cloud technologies over the coming months, Microsoft want to ensure that our customers have the full support and any issues or queries during this transition. Planning, implementing and obtaining the right skills to ensure that this change runs as smoothly as possible…

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Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) help schools take advantage of Microsoft IT Academy

Gerald Haigh, Microsoft’s freelance writer,  recently spent some time with Paul Hynes, Programme Lead for New Technology at the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) to find out how SSAT’s work with their schools and the way they are helping schools to take advantage of IT Academy, following on from the recent post I wrote…

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How many network managers, technicians and EduGeek members does it take…

… to have have an informative and interesting day at Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park – with cake included? Yesterday Microsoft and EduGeek organised a day at the Microsoft Campus in Thames Valley Park for approximately 50 ICT staff, network managers and EduGeek to look at areas covering: Office 365 for Education by Richard Green…

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