Category Archives: partner

Embracing Cloud Learning at Guilsborough Academy

Office 365 provides a wealth of benefits to any school, college and university that wishes to enhance student learning experience. Guilsborough Academy has recently made the exciting switch from SharePoint on-premises to Office 365 SharePoint Online. Today, we’re looking at some of the incredible opportunities SharePoint Online has created for both staff and pupils at the school.… Visit the author's original post

Partner Case Study: How Microsoft Power BI is helping Swalcliffe Park School safeguard students

Swalcliffe Park School caters for boys aged 11 to 19 who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions, and also functions as a children’s home. All students have statements of special educational needs or education health care plans, with a large number of local authorities placing students in the school. The children’s homes and school have both been judged to be outstanding. The internet is a key resource for learning and plays an important part of the recreational activities of the students who live on-site, so it's vitally important for the Safeguarding of the students that internet access and content barriers are suitably and adequately managed.… Visit the author's original post

Guest Post: CYPHER LEARNING – Don’t forget about pedagogy when chasing technology!

We are pleased to share a guest post written by Livia Mihai, of CYPHER LEARNING, a Microsoft in Education partner. The article below takes an interesting look at the need to make sure that any technological interventions within education have a solid basis in pedagogy, in order to impact teaching and learning.


CYPHER LEARNING is a company that specializes in providing learning management systems for the educational and corporate market. CYPHER LEARNING products are certified Microsoft partners and provide integration with the following Microsoft services: Single sign-on with Office 365, OneDrive, and OneDrive for Business.Visit the author's original post

Partner Case Study: Automating Office 365 Groups at The Pingle School, with Ruler

rulerWe are pleased to share this story from Microsoft in Education partner Ruler, all about their work with a secondary school in Derbyshire. Last month Ruler were one of the many partners exhibiting on our Microsoft Partner Campus at Bett 2017. Ruler Connect can also automatically create Active Directory and Office 365 users, assign licences, create and manage email distribution lists down to class level and push individual timetables for staff and students into the Office 365 calendar. For more information on how you can maximise Office 365 in your school, please visit the author's original post

BETT 2017 Guest Post: SalamanderSoft – “Getting on with teaching and learning in Office 365, with SalamanderSoft”

The next post in our BETT 2017 partner series comes to us from SalamanderSoft, who focus on integration services helping Schools use the data they already have to provision, maintain and manage Active Directory, Office 365, SharePoint, and Exchange.

Find SalamanderSoft in the Microsoft Partner Campus at BETT 2017 (stand C300).


Getting on with teaching and learning in Office 365, with SalamanderSoft

Innovations within Microsoft’s cloud platform in 2016 and coming in 2017 have given schools and colleges an opportunity to deliver richer teaching and learning experiences, while reducing costs and complexity.… 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).

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

Experience Windows 10, devices, Surface Book and teacher resources on the Stone 25th Anniversary Tour

This year Stone are celebrating their 25th birthday, and so like a rolling Stone they’re taking to the road in a tech-packed 13.5m articulated lorry across the UK to celebrate.

Spanning 25 venues across 8 weeks from the 29th of March until the 19th of May, the tour aims to bring you a vision of the future of technology, excite you with some of the latest innovative tech and inspire you with the art of the possible.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft Office 365 Technical Support corner

Vanuit het Office 365 team in Redmond worden regelmatig technische webcasts gegeven. Mocht je ze gemist hebben dan zijn te vinden op dit YouTube kanaal.

Er staan ondertussen een groot aantal actuele onderwerpen live:

Understanding and troubleshooting Exchange Hybrid (Federation and OAUTH)


Troubleshoot Mail Flow for Hybrid Cloud Environment


eDiscovery and In-Place Hold relative to Exchange Online


Office 365 Message Encryption


ActiveSync Troubleshooting


What’s New with Project Online and Project Server 2013


Getting Started with Project Online


Configuring Outbound Hybrid Search with SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online


Diagnostics in Office 365


SharePoint Online Administration


Enhancements to Message Trace in Office 365


Service Management, Troubleshooting Exchange Online and SharePoint Online


Succes!… Visit the author's original post

Update: Online Services activeren in VLSC

Op 17 november is er vanuit Microsoft een verkort activatie proces uitgerold, dat het makkelijker maakt voor klanten om Office 365, aangeschaft in Volume Licenties, te activeren.

In het nieuwe proces worden de product keys die de klant heeft afgenomen automatisch weergegeven, en hoeven deze niet meer handmatig te worden geknipt en geplakt.

Meer informatie over dit versimpelde proces is hier te vinden

Voor partners heeft deze nieuwe activatie-procedure tot onbedoelde bijwerkingen geleid.
Keys in VLSC zijn momenteel niet te zien en het gebruik van de Delegated Administrator-rechten kan nu niet worden ingezet om het activatie-proces namens de klant te voltooien.… Visit the author's original post

Office 365 op Remote Desktop Server

Met de laatste versie van Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is een lang verwacht scenario ook mogelijk gemaakt, namelijk het gebruik van Office 365 op een Remote Desktop Server of op een computer die wordt gebruikt door meerdere mensen. Deze mogelijkheid heet “Shared Computer Activation”.

Shared Computer Activation is helaas niet mogelijk voor alle Office 365 producten. Alleen de volgende producten komen in aanmerking voor deze installatie:


Tevens is het helaas niet mogelijk om de Office 365 Shared Computer Activation te gebruiken op (virtuele) machines die draaien op shared hardware.… Visit the author's original post

Middlesex University drives IT efficiency. Find out how at Oxford Computer Group’s free summit!

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In Education, the IT landscape is rapidly changing. Schools, colleges and universities need to provide IT more efficiently; supporting applications and services on-premise and in the Cloud, using modern devices. But what does it take to embrace modern IT and exploit its many benefits?

Join Oxford Computer Group and other HE organisations, for a free summit. You’ll hear how to support modern IT in education and learn how to develop your roadmap. With high profile speakers from Microsoft and a case study from Middlesex University, Oxford Computer Group’s eighth annual summit will be a highly valuable and informative event.… Visit the author's original post