Bett 2016 and SalamanderSoft

bettuklogonouk_2016lockup_1It’s that time of the year again, and Bett is upon us again, starting next week. This year for the very first time we are exhibiting as one of the inaugural members of the Microsoft Partner Village. This is a new area organised by Microsoft to showcase their partners, and we are very pleased to say that we are one of the partners picked. In addition to our stand within the village we have daily presentations in the partner theatre – more details below.

We would love to see as many of you as possible over the 4 days. Our rota is below, but feel free to just drop by and say hello and chat about our products and recent developments. Some of the items we are showcasing are:

· Use of Office 365 as a learning environment

· Active Directory user and group creation and maintenance and more..

· Office 365 user and group creation and maintenance, licenses, photos, timetables and more..

· Google Apps for Education user and group creation and maintenance, licenses, photos, timetables, sites, Classrooms and more..

· SharePoint as a learning environment including class & subject sites, OneNote creation, blogs and more..

· Write back of usernames, email addresses and user defined fields into your MIS. Also creation of SIMs system users.

· Support for the above for all UK MISs including Capita SIMS, RM Integris, Progresso, Facility CMIS, iSAMS, WCBS Pass & 3 Sys, Bromcom, Arbor and many overseas ones


Additional Details:

Stand Location

Microsoft Partner Village Stand C300, next to the main Microsoft stand

Daily Theatre Session

Enabling Teaching and Learning with Office 365

Steve Gillott, Assistant Headteacher at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, talks about how his school makes use of SalamanderSoft integration products, together with Microsoft Office 365, to support teachers in their drive for continuous improvement in teaching and learning. Together with accompanying gains and cost savings, the implementation provides a cost-effective example of how the right technology, appropriately applied, can empower teachers and add significant value and enjoyment to the learning experience of the students.

Location: Microsoft Partner Village Theatre, Stand C300


Wed 20 Jan

Thu 21 Jan

Fri 22 Jan

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All of the team will be there present over the four days. If you want to catch up with anyone in particular the rota is


Wednesday to Saturday


Wednesday to Saturday


Friday & Saturday


Wednesday to Friday


Wednesday & Thursday

Steve Gillott (Assistant Headteacher Royal Wootton Bassett Academy)

Wednesday to Friday

We won’t all be on the stand all the time so if there’s someone specific you want to meet please email and arrange a specific time.

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It’s that time of year again when Olympia opens its doors to the world of IT in Education and BETT begins. The themes of BETT this year are Managing Change and Learning for Less which are obviously very topical, however I expect that fewer than normal will be going this year due to budgetary constraints. Even though tickets are free (and still available) the transport and cover costs can be large, although you justify the costs on visiting the Microsoft stand and finding about their money saving tips and licensing changes (more later).

I will again be there all day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and would love to meet up with as many of you as possible. We can either arrange a meeting before hand, or just get in touch on the day by mobile, email or Twitter (@rpwillis) – although it can be hard to hear your phone amongst all the hubbub.

Highlights include

  • Future Learning Spaces – creating a learning environment
  • Visual Learning in association with
  • Software Zone
  • Demonstration Zone
  • SEN Zone
  • but most of all is the networking opportunity with people you normally only email or talk to on the phone.

    I hope to see you there.

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    BETT is finally almost here. For those outside the UK, BETT is the leading exhibition for information and communications technology (ICT) in education in the UK. In fact it’s the world’s largest educational technology event, so there’s lots to see and many people to meet.

    I’m going to be at BETT on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. I will be present on the Serco stand (F20), in their partners area on

    • Wednesday 1700-1800
    • Thursday 1100-1200, 1500-1600
    • Friday 1100-1200, 1500-1600

    and will also be spending some time at the LP+ stand (C76).

    It would be great to meet up with any of you, especially those I haven’t met in person before. Either drop by the stands and ask for me, or give me a call when you’re free and we’ll meet up.

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