Are you using your Academic Agreement to its full potential?

Did you know that if your organisation has an Academic Agreement in place with Microsoft, you can have a subscription to the Microsoft IT Academy? This is a global program what provides resources and curriculum for your institution to deliver inspiring and cutting edge technical courses and skills; and not just to students, but faculty…

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Welcome to Office 365 for education

Starting today, Microsoft Office 365 for education is available, providing the world’s best productivity, communications and collaboration experiences to schools at no cost.   “The cloud and online learning are key trends transforming education today. Office 365 for education delivers a holistic collaboration platform that will change the game,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of worldwide…

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The Schools Network chooses Office 365 for education

The Schools Network—formerly known as the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust—is in the business of transforming education around the world. Over the past 25 years, this London-based, not-for-profit organization has built a world-class network of innovative, high-performing schools and academies in partnership with business and the wider community. It works with a long list of…

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SharePoint Online Templates

Microsoft SharePoint MVP Alex Pearce, of BFC Networks, has been a busy man over the last few months! If he’s not helping us present at the annual BETT show in London he’s building SharePoint 2010 templates for education – these also work with SharePoint Online in Office 365 for education. An example of the template…

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New Lower Prices For Office 365

Yesterday Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Office Division product management group, made an announcement about some changes we’ve made to the pricing for Office 365 for enterprises, and Office 365 for education. “As we rapidly add customers, the cost to run Office 365 becomes more efficient.  This is the beauty of the…

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Updated: Webcast: Migrating to Live@edu and Office 365 for education

This Thursday, 1st March (St. David’s day, if you’re Welsh!), and again on the 6th of March, we’ll be running a webcast where you can learn about some of the different methods and tools there are to aid your migration to the cloud! The webcast will cover both services at a high level and there’ll…

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Webcast: Migrating to Live@edu and Office 365 for education

This Thursday, 1st March (St. David’s day, if you’re Welsh!), and again on the 6th of March, we’ll be running a webcast where you can learn about some of the different methods and tools there are to aid your migration to the cloud! The webcast will cover both services at a high level and there’ll…

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BETT 2012: School in a Box Presentation Slides & eBook

Reflecting on a great BETT, thanks to everyone who stopped by our stand, one of the most popular sessions within our Theatre Stand was the School in a Box presentation delivered by our Schools Business Managers, Sean O’Shea and Mark Reynolds. Delivered in their unique and entertaining way, both Sean and Mark did an amazing…

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BETT 2012!

Yes, it’s finally time to pack away the Christmas decorations, reset the alarm clock for work and return to normality, but there’s no need to be disheartened because it’s almost time for BETT! (Cue rapturous applause…) Come and see where it’s really happening, over on the public cloud pod at the Microsoft stand, D30 &…

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Live@edu Deployment and Marketing Kits

‘Twas the night before Christmas… Can you believe it’s nearly Christmas already? It’s been a whole year since I started writing for this blog and what an exciting year we’ve had! As many of you break up for the holidays you’ll probably be looking forward to mince pies, roast turkey and the ubiquitous afternoon nap…

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