Category Archives: Azure

Microsoft and London Grid for Learning offering free training through Cloud Champion Programme

Last month Microsoft Education UK announced its partnership with London Grid For Learning on the Cloud Champions programme, a new game changing programme for innovative education institutions in London focused on leadership and pushing the boundaries of technology and learning. As part of this we are offering free drop-in sessions at our Microsoft Training Academy in Paddington. These weekly open-house events are led by our specialist Microsoft Trainers, and provide educators with the opportunity to see first-hand how Microsoft technologies can enhance teaching and learning.… Visit the author's original post

E2 UK Live Event: Help us shape the future of Education Technology this October

Microsoft Education UK is thrilled to host our first ever E² Regional Conference - a dynamic new event for education technology leaders in the UK. Spread over three days, this FREE event will be packed full of great content and activities led by educators and education technology experts. Each day is a specially tailored for specific roles within education, with activities and sessions specifically addressing the needs and aspirations of IT Leads and Multi Academy Trust IT Leaders, School Leaders, and Microsoft Innovative Educators.… Visit the author's original post

E2 UK Live Event: Help us shape the future of Education Technology this October

Microsoft Education UK is thrilled to host our first ever E² Regional Conference - a dynamic new event for education technology leaders in the UK. Spread over three days, this FREE event will be packed full of great content and activities led by educators and education technology experts. Each day is a specially tailored for specific roles within education, with activities and sessions specifically addressing the needs and aspirations of IT Leads and Multi Academy Trust IT Leaders, School Leaders, and Microsoft Innovative Educators.… Visit the author's original post

Education Technology – The transformational potential of Microsoft Azure

Ask a University technical helpdesk about their most frequent calls (Deep sigh, ‘Here we go again! Why on earth don’t they?’) and it’s a safe bet that requests for help with resetting forgotten or necessarily changed passwords will come high up on the list. Such calls are frustrating for users and eat up the time of skilled technicians. They’re expensive, too – helping users with their passwords typically accounts for a fifth of an institution’s IT budget...… Visit the author's original post

Education Technology – Reviewing the success of the Microsoft Cloud

The Microsoft Cloud has revolutionised education technology. One of the most important outcomes from using The Cloud is employability. Across different sectors, there are thousands of different jobs, varying from Data Scientist to Cloud Solution Architect.  However, this is simply one of the benefits of using the Cloud...… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft in Education: Upcoming Webinars and On-Demand Content

This year, Microsoft in Education are laying on a variety of different webinars of a diverse series of topics, all hosted by teachers and experts from all over the UK. They are all free to join, so register for as many as you’d like, and learn new tricks and trips to apply in your classroom! Don’t worry if you can’t make the live session at the time, as all of our webinars are being recorded, and will be  available on demand afterwards.Visit the author's original post

BETT 2017 Guest Post: Skooler – Learning Management Tools

BETT 2017 will see the return of Skooler and we invite you along to our stand in the Microsoft Partner Campus (C300).https://www.skooler.com/en/

Skooler offers expertise in using Office365 in the classroom alongside teaching tools such as personalised learning plans, medium and long term planning, absence/attendance registration, assignments and tests to name a few. Parents are kept up to date via the Parental portal. All the tools are safely hosted in the Microsoft Azure cloud.


Skooler BETT 2017

Skooler Learning Management Tools

Making Office 365 relevant for education

Skooler is a Norwegian company that focuses 100% on ICT in Education.… Visit the author's original post

BETT 2017 – The Microsoft Partner Campus

Ahead of next week’s BETT 2017 show at the ExCel, Gerald Haigh offers a rundown of who’s who in the Microsoft Partner Campus, and what you can expect to find dotted around Stand C300.


The Microsoft Partner Campus is an outward expression of the strong practical and creative two-way bond which exists between Microsoft and their partners, who are regarded as contributors to development as well as the ‘sharp end’ deliverers of solutions.

This year 21 partners, summarised below, have stands in the Campus, and in addition, a number of partners will contribute as speakers in the Campus Theatre.… Visit the author's original post

Azure egress fee waiver for the academic community

This announcement first appeared on the Microsoft Azure blog.


Based on Microsoft’s extensive experience engaging and working with the academic community, we strongly believe educational institutions of all types and sizes can benefit from cloud services, for research as well as for teaching and learning environments. Microsoft also understands the need for academia to better manage costs when transitioning from traditional licensing to a consumption-based model, and we are always looking for ways to make the transition to the cloud easier for the community.… Visit the author's original post

Fostering Collaborative Research

by Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft

To help support the emerging interest education institutions have in leveraging the power and efficiency of cloud services, I’m excited about our recent announcements on the extension of our  Internet Egress Fee Waiver for all academic customers in North America and Europe.  This is an important update to help institutions achieve even more with the cloud and do so more predictably.

Today, I am reminded of the critical work done by academic researchers and their breakthrough discoveries that save and improve lives. … Visit the author's original post

Azure egress fee waiver for the academic community

Based on Microsoft’s extensive experience engaging and working with the academic community, we strongly believe that educational institutions of all types and sizes can benefit from cloud services, for research as well as for teaching and learning environments. Microsoft also understands the need for academia to better manage costs when transitioning from traditional licensing to a consumption-based model, and we are always looking for ways to make the transition to the cloud easier for the community.

Academic customers constantly worry about unknown costs and their liability under variable financial structures.… Visit the author's original post

TechFriday Video 8: Overzicht van Microsoft Azure

Het is tijd voor de achtste video van TechFriday! Vorige week gaf Caroline uitleg hoe je kunt berekenen wat je oplossing kost op Azure; deze week geeft zij een overview van Azure.

In de video benoemt Caroline alle service-lagen die beschikbaar zijn in de cloud. Op die manier kies je dus wat het beste werkt voor jou! Ook laat zij zien dat je in Azure kunt aangeven welke datacenters je kunt gebruiken in de wereld en welke diensten Azure biedt. Wil je Azure uitproberen voor jouw website?… Visit the author's original post

Het is 2015. Zijn onze huizen klaar voor Back to the Future?

Dertig jaar geleden alweer stapte Marty McFly in zijn DeLorean om een bezoek te brengen aan de toekomst. In het tweede deel van Back to the Future werd ons een wondere wereld beloofd, waarin vooral het huis van de toekomst indruk maakte. Met nog iets meer dan een half jaar te gaan tot 21 oktober 2015 lijkt het erop dat die belofte is in te lossen. De technologie is er al, nu moeten we er alleen nog mee leren omgaan. Of beter gezegd: de technologie moet beter met ons leren omgaan.Visit the author's original post

TechFriday afl. 4: Mijn eerste website in de cloud met Azure Websites

Vandaag de vierde video van de TechFriday! Een serie video’s gemaakt voor en door developers. Clemens Schotte, Microsoft Technical Evangelist, praat elke aflevering met experts van binnen en buiten Microsoft. Tijdens TechFriday staat uiteraard technologie centraal. We bespreken hoe de technologie werkt en wat het mogelijk maakt.

Vorige week zagen we dat Astrid een website uitrolde vanuit de Azure Portal; deze week rolt Astrid (@AstridHack) een website uit vanuit Visual Studio. Een website die is gebouwd met Visual Studio kun je lokaal hosten.… Visit the author's original post

TechFriday afl. 3: Microsoft en Azure

Vandaag de derde video van de TechFriday! Een serie video’s gemaakt voor en door developers. Clemens Schotte, Microsoft Technical Evangelist, praat elke aflevering met experts van binnen en buiten Microsoft. Tijdens TechFriday staat uiteraard technologie centraal. We bepreken hoe de technologie werkt en wat het mogelijk maakt.

In de derde TechFriday video maken we kennis met het cloudplatform Azure. Technical Evangelist Astrid Hackenberg is te gast en bespreekt de voordelen en mogelijkheden van Azure. Zij heeft het onder andere over de beschikbaarheid van je website, het CPU-gebruik en hoe je het beste backups kunt regelen.… Visit the author's original post

DevOps met Microsoft Azure en Visual Studio Online – Een introductie

Door Edward Bakker

Er wordt de laatste tijd veel gesproken over DevOps. Hoewel DevOps op zich los staat van Cloud computing, kan de Cloud wel gezien worden als een ‘enabler’ voor DevOps. Nu het gebruik van de Cloud meer en meer ingeburgerd raakt, zien we dat de discussie rondom, en zelfs de introductie van DevOps in een stroomversnelling komt. In deze blogserie kijken we op welke manier Microsoft Azure en Visual Studio Online ondersteunend kunnen zijn aan de introductie van DevOps in uw organisatie.Visit the author's original post

TechFriday afl. 2: Microsoft en Internet of Things (2)

Vandaag de tweede video van de TechFriday! Een serie video’s gemaakt voor en door developers. Clemens Schotte, Microsoft Technical Evangelist, praat elke aflevering met experts van binnen en buiten Microsoft. Tijdens TechFriday staat uiteraard technologie centraal. We bepreken hoe de technologie werkt en wat het mogelijk maakt.

In de tweede TechFriday video gaan Clemens en Rajen verder op het onderwerp Internet of Things en laten enkele toepassingen zien met behulp van het .NET Micro framework en een Netduino Plus 2 met leds.… Visit the author's original post