Microsoft EventStudents Teniece Seager and Farshid Bapikee try out the Surface Studio.

Students had the chance to find out how the latest computer technology can enhance their studies with experts from Microsoft.

The IT giant visited the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) to showcase its new products and services on 6 September.

This included demonstrations of new features on Windows and Microsoft Office, including idea sharing application One Note, as well Surface Pro laptops and Surface Studio all-in-one PC.

The event was organised by IT services and consultancy firm risual and held in the Microsoft Showcase Classroom at the College’s Tottenham Centre, which forms part of an IT Academy launched with the company in November last year.

ICT and Computing student Farshid Bapikee, 18, said: “It’s been good to see the new features on Microsoft Office and how they can make things easier and save you a lot of time, and how the laptops now send reminders to your mobile phone.”

Health and Social Care student Zak Haynes, 18, said: “Every year they come out with new and better technology and I’m impressed with what they’ve improved.”

Hatice Kelmen, 22, who is also studying Health and Social Care, said: “It’s given me more ideas on how computer technology can help with presentations and complete assignments and organise my timetable.”

Microsoft EventStudents Teniece Seager and Farshid Bapikee try out the Surface Studio.

Each of student who attended was given a free goody bag, which included a mug, lanyard, pencil, fidget spinner, stress ball and water bottle. Cupcakes and coffee vouchers were also handed out.

They also had the chance to enter a free prize draw to win a Surface Pro laptop computer.

Andy Lee, Evangelist Manager at Microsoft, said: “Events like these enable us to give hints and tips to students to find out about our products and services and how they can make more use of them in their studies.

“They also help us to get an understanding of their needs and feedback from them to further develop our technology.”

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