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    Lightbulb Leading through Technology - FE & HE Microsoft Event - November 2010

    The purpose of this event is to share the experiences of Hopwood Hall College’s IT Team with other like minded organisations. The college had a clear vision to be a leader through technology. Through the use of Microsoft technologies they are now providing their students and users with an enhanced learning environment. Experts from both Microsoft and Salford Software will also be attending this event. Richard Green, Live@edu UK Business Manager will be presenting their roadmap and updates on Microsoft Live@edu and Cloud. Matt Dunkin, Principal Architect at Salford Software will discuss the benefits of using technologies like Microsoft Forefront Identity Manger and introduce you to solutions including The Hub and Student Centre and Matt McSpirit, Technology and Virtualisation Advisor from Microsoft, will introduce Building Your Private Cloud.

    Whilst student numbers are on the increase, so is the requirement for improved services. Solutions like the Hub allow students to work collaboratively and promote an efficient online working. As a trusted advisor, Salford Software can help you to understand how to overcome some of the challenges that are currently being experienced across the FE sector. We can demonstrate how, by maximising the benefits of your existing Microsoft skill sets and taking advantage of the low cost licensing available to education, your organisation can improve the way that services are managed and delivered. Using Microsoft technologies it is possible to create a simplified yet more secure IT environment.

    The agenda is included below, we're sure that you'll agree that it's packed with lots of interesting updates.

    09:30 – 09:45 Welcome and Introduction – Derek O’Toole, Principal
    09:45 – 10:15 Our vision, strategy, what’s happening now and the future – Simon Evans, IT Director
    10:15 – 11:00 Microsoft Cloud & Live@edu – Richard Green, Live@edu UK Business Manager, Microsoft
    11:00 – 11:15 Break
    11:15 - 11:45 Building Your Private Cloud with Microsoft - Matt McSpirit - Virtualisation & Technology Specialist, Microsoft
    11:45 – 12:30 The Hub and Student Centre (Microsoft SharePoint) – Brendan Nel & Matt Dunkin, Principal Architect, Salford Software
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 – 14:00 The Desktop of the Future - Matt McSpirit
    14:00 – 14:30 Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager in Education - Matt Dunkin
    14:30 – 15:00 Microsoft Roadmap – Richard Green
    15:00 – 15:30 Q&A Session, wrap up and close

    This event is open to those from FE and HE organisations. If you like to know how to provide cutting edge services whilst maintaining efficiency and ensuring compliance please register your place online by Clicking There >> http://bit.ly/ayKJCD

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    Sounds like a good event. I spent some happy years at Hopwood Hall as network manager - quite a while back now though.

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