• EduGeek@Microsoft Conference Details. Reading, 24th Feb 2011

    This is the offical announcement that there will be a joint EduGeek/Microsoft conferance to be held at the Microsoft campus at TVP (Thames Valley Park), Reading on the 24th Feb 2011. The subject areas to be covered are:

    • Office 365
    • The new schools' licensing scheme
    • SCCM
    • Cool stuff from the Microsoft labs
    • Primary schools (this will most likely be a break out session where you can meet the 'right' Microsoft people and discuss your issues)
    • Sneak peek of upcoming Microsoft technologies
    • And an EduGeek 'Ask the admins session' to round off the day

    The timings will be as follows:

    08:30 - Registration and coffee at Microsoft
    09:00 - Introduction and start
    10:30 - Coffee
    12:30 - Lunch
    13:30 - Afternoon sessions to start
    15:30 - Coffee
    17:00 - Close

    We have not yet worked out the program of talks i.e. who talks when, so please bear with us on this. The conference is strictly limited to 55 places and will be on a first come, first served basis, and of course, attendance is free. If you wish to register please send an email to the address below with the heading 'EduGeek/Microsoft conf registration' and give me the following details:


    • Full name
    • School
    • School address
    • Will you be staying in a hotel and for how many nights. Also if you are planning to join the EduGeek admins in the evening (23rd-24th Feb) for drinks and discussion.
    • EduGeek Username

    The relevant details will be passed onto Microsoft for registration purposes.


    Just a quick note to let any of you who are planning to stay the night know that if you can't streatch to Novotel prices, there is an Ibis Hotel right next door to the Novotel Reading and you can get a room for about £44 per night (http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-54...re/index.shtml), and we'll get you a beer (and possibly food) or two in the evening of the event.
    We look forwards to seeing you there for what promises to be an interseting day.
    Comments 98 Comments
    1. localzuk's Avatar
      localzuk -
      Rooms at the Ibis for that night are currently running at £55 a night, FYI.
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      For 2 nights you can get it for £47 per night.
    1. CAM's Avatar
      CAM -
      Signed up
    1. GAS's Avatar
      GAS -
      Count me in. :-)
    1. elsiegee40's Avatar
      elsiegee40 -
      My email's been sent
    1. joe90bass's Avatar
      joe90bass -
      EMail sent. My first EG bash!

      Will there be an acknowledgement confirming we've got a place? I've been pleasantly suprised by the school agreeing to pay for my train fare so I'd like to book up before the price goes up and they change their mind
    1. elsiegee40's Avatar
      elsiegee40 -
      Nice to see Primary Schools on the agenda, as long as the 'break out' doesn't mean we miss anything good!
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      Thanks for the interest guys. We've almost filled half the slots already. There are 25 places left, so if you want to attend please send us your request ASAP as it is looking to be a very informative day indeed.
    1. elsiegee40's Avatar
      elsiegee40 -
      Will the succesful bookers get email acknowledgment?
    1. aleach2's Avatar
      aleach2 -
      I have sent my request off. Will we get a confirmation email?
    1. ZeroHour's Avatar
      ZeroHour -
      All that have sent requests, we will be compiling a list soon and will mail you back to confirm the situation.
    1. PHS's Avatar
      PHS -
      Sounds good emailing my request now :-)
    1. EduTech's Avatar
      EduTech -
      Signed Up.

    1. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
      TheScarfedOne -
      Signed up two days ago, and ready to book my tickets and hotel. DB... any news?
    1. teejay's Avatar
      teejay -
      Same here, signed up, but need a confirmation so I can book the hotel :-)
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      To preserve peoples 'real' identities, this is a list af all members who have so far been listed as registered:

      1. Webman
      2. GAS
      3. Witch
      4. CAM
      5. RobK
      6. TeeJay
      7. DrewP
      8. James May
      9. elsiegee40
      10. joe90bass
      11. Sparker
      12. SoulFish
      13. dos_box
      14. ZeroHour
      15. Ric_
      16. Russ
      17. aleach2
      18. superfletch
      19. Grumbledook
      20. sroachford
      21. AngryTechnician
      22. GREED
      23. Jay_Jay
      24. jstuttard
      25. stuartwilkie
      26. rhtec
      27. kuryakin
      28. EduTech
      29. PHS
      30. FragglePete
      31. Rob101

      Places are filling fast, so if you want a place please book soon!!

      *Edited to add 2 more.
    1. localzuk's Avatar
      localzuk -
      I emailed the other day, but am not on that list?
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      Please resend. I can't see it anywhere
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      We seem to have a James May and Richard Hammond registered
      Please tell me it's just a coincidence!
    1. plexer's Avatar
      plexer -
      I emailed too and not on the list?