Tag: News

Most in demand skills of 2015?

I remember in 2013 I wrote “What skills do I need for the future?”, about the most in-demand skills for all occupations, and in the future what employers will be looking for from today’s students. The top five skills employers were looking for in 2013 were: Oral and written communication skills Detail oriented Microsoft Office Customer service oriented Organisational... Read more

The first university-wide roll out of Windows 10 in the world has started, and it’s in Australia!

Consumers are often the first to start using new releases of Windows, and large organisations tend to follow more cautiously, taking the time to carefully balance the new features some users want alongside the cry from others to not change anything. But in the case of Windows 10 there are features in it that mean that users on earlier versions of Windows can move to the latest... Read more

Safeguarding student privacy

Over on the Microsoft Australia blog, Pip Marlow, Microsoft Australia’s Managing Director, has written about our commitments to privacy of student data online: Technology has the unique power to influence and transform how we teach and learn. While the use of cloud services opens up countless opportunities for students, it also opens up a range of potential issues,... Read more

Microsoft joins-up with UTS and NSW Government to hatch Sydney talent

Exciting news shared yesterday on the Microsoft Australia 'The Big Picture' blog. Sarah Vaughan, our Director for Developer Evangelism and Experience at Microsoft Australia, talked about a new project we are part of with the University of Technology, Sydney. It’s all about growing compelling student experiences, and helping students get a leg up on their first... Read more

Research in Practice seminars: Learning and Thriving in a hyper-connected world

The Principals Australia Institute and the Microsoft Australia Education team are collaborating on a series of breakfast briefings around Australia from mid-March to early April, as part of PAI’s established Research in Practice series. The series puts principals and educators in touch with the latest educational research findings, and the next breakfast briefings focus on... Read more

Accelerate–the Microsoft Australia Education Newsletter

We've just launched the sign-up page for the customer newsletter from the Microsoft Australia Education team. It’s designed for teaching and learning staff in schools and colleges across Australia, and will be sent out monthly in 2014. This is in addition to any of the other newsletters you may receive. Paul Randazzo is the editorial lead for it, and here’s the invite... Read more