Microsoft Supports the iDEA Programme in Partnership with the Duke of York

Getting young people into the digital industry and entrepreneurship Microsoft Ventures in the UK recently announced a new partnership with the Nominet Trust and the Duke of York to help support the iDEA Programme, which aims to support more than one million young people to pursue their own ideas, develop their digital skills and get to…


Another BETT Announcement - Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

This year’s BETT is generating plenty of new announcements from us, and here’s yet another one. On Tuesday we announced the availability details for Windows MultiPoint Server 2011, which will be available from March this year. In a nutshell, Windows MultiPoint Server allows you to plug multiple screens into a single machine and gives each…

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Planning for BETT 2010

BETT is the big event in the education ICT calendar, not just for you but for us as well. Knowing that 30,000 people will flood through the doors of Olympia in about 7 working weeks tends to focus our minds on making sure that we put on a good show for them/you. Our challenge, every…

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Your invite to the UK Launch for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010

UPDATE – FRIDAY 11:30 – THE EVENT IS NOW CURRENTLY FULL – BUT YOU CAN ADD YOURSELF TO THE WAIT LIST. Apparently we’ve had well over 1,000 registrations since we announced it. I’d recommend putting yourself on the wait list.Sorry. I’ll work on a list of alternative events/webcasts to attend  From now through to January, it’s going to be…

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Free DreamSpark software downloads for school students

This is one of those “Are you sure? Really sure?” blog posts. Where somebody tells you something, and you ask “Are you sure? Really sure?” So I have checked this, and now had it confirmed by the announcement of it in a Bill Gates speech this evening. We have announced that the DreamSpark programme is…

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The London Grid makes a move

We made a few announcements in BETT week – and during the course of this week, I’ll make sure I write about them all (if you’re impatient, you can see them all here). One of the most significant from a product/service perspective was that we announced the launch of the London Grid for Learning’s new…

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Office for the Web

I go away on holiday, and suddenly tons of things get announced. Hurrah. I should holiday more! Alongside all of the Windows announcements (the first public view of Windows 7 and the new cloud-computing platform, Windows Azure), we also previewed the Office Web Applications which will be included within the release of the next version…

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Multi-lingual SharePoint anybody?

SharePoint, which is at the heart of the Learning Gateway, is an effective multi-lingual platform and has a range of multi-lingual features including Language Interface Packs (LIPs), translation workflow and language switching capabilities. Correctly configuring and deploying these capabilities can be technically complex, but Draig Technology, a Gold Certified Partner from Wales has specialised in…

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Windows Server 2008 is coming (near you)

The TechNet roadshows are coming soon – in April and May the team will be on their way around the country, talking about (and showing) lots more of Windows Server 2008 and the other products launched this week. I know that the launch event in Birmingham in March was filled up very quickly, and there…

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SkyDrive - 5GB of free storage

I like SkyDrive. Before it was invented, I used to have to load any files I wanted to share onto an FTP site somewhere, and then write clunky links to them. Now, I just drag my files onto my SkyDrive, and then provide a nice graphical link to them, like this: But up until now,…

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