Automating the creation of SharePoint Resources

The following is a guest post from Richard Young, Director of Digital Learning at Wood Green School Witney, a comprehensive school 10 miles west of Oxford. Wood Green use Salamander Active Directory and Salamander SharePoint for automatic maintenance of Active Directory accounts and SharePoint sites.   Wood Green in Witney Oxfordshire is one the hundreds…


SharePoint 2010 – An Overview for Education

Watch this recording presented by Dave Coleman, SharePoint MVP, as he gives an overview of SharePoint 2010. During this recording, Dave explores how SharePoint can address key needs within education institutions and by making use of existing licensing agreements, SharePoint can also help to remove cost from your organisation. SharePoint 2010: An overview for education…

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BETT 2012: Thoughts on Openhive and VLE’s

Guest post from freelance writer, Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft Education blogs. On the final Saturday of BETT 2012, I found myself among old friends on the Capita stand. Having followed the SIMS story since the earliest days, I thought I’d kept up with most of what they’ve been doing over the…

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SharePoint Best Bred for Education?

Post originally featured on the SharePoint and Assessment Blog from Questionmark. Thought leader interview with Ray Fleming of Microsoft Australia about SharePoint’s place and future in Education. Ray, what do you do at Microsoft? I’ve worked in education IT for 25 years, and for the last 5 years, I’ve been with Microsoft. I used to…

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Free SharePoint 2010 Webinar from Alan Richards (SharePoint MVP)

Guest post from Alan Richard’s from West Hatch High School: If you have ever read my own blog (www.edutechnow.com) or seen any of the posts on here then you will know that I have a passion for cost cutting. In the current climate cost cutting in Schools is very much still on the agenda but…

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No-Code Designer Solutions for SharePoint 2010 training course

One of our partners, Collabco Software, have written a post I would like to share with you on SharePoint 2010 and the opportunity for a course on creating no-code SharePoint Designer Solutions. Please take a look below and if interested, details on how to enrol are given at the end. Information Technology has been continually…

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Partner Event: Microsoft Office 365 prep for Education Providers

At Microsoft in general, but especially in the UK we have a fantastically rich partner ecosystem, and within the education space alone there is a huge number of partner companies out there who can help with all sorts of projects. Oxford Computer Group, experts in identity and access management, are one such partner and they…

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Using SharePoint and Office 2010 to analyse student data – at Marsh Academy

Every now and again, I ask Gerald Haigh to write up the stories of some of the schools that we work closely with. And a few weeks ago, he mentioned what’s happening with data at Marsh Academy, and how they are using SharePoint and Office 2010 to aid better understanding of their school data. I’ll…

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Continuing learning when snow closes the school

Monkseaton High School, Tyne and Wear are one of the many schools across the UK to have been badly hit by the weather. For them it was worse than just another snow day. Their building suffered, resulting in the three of its 100 roof panels becoming distorted – allowing water to come through and damage…

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