It might not surprise you to know that in my line of work I meet a lot of customers who are ready to give me their opinion about Microsoft, its products like Windows 8 and Office 365, and vision. It isn’t always positive, but negative feedback is just as important.... [Read More]
How To Configure Regional Settings For All Users In Live@edu
When students and teachers first log in to their Live@edu accounts they are presented with a screen asking them to select their regional settings. They’ll only see this screen once; however, many administrators do not want to give their students (and teachers!) the choice to pick the wrong locale! In fact, if they pick... [Read More]
Microsoft Fun, Free Friday!
0530hrs and my alarm goes off with an unwelcome screech - it’s time to get up ready for Microsoft’s Fun, Free Friday event held on it’s campus at Thames Valley Park, Reading. [Read More]
What's in a username?
Sifting through various educational forum posts and blogs recently I came across an entry that discussed the conventions by which pupil usernames are created on a network – and what information they contain. [Read More]
School IT Staff - No Longer Just A Man In A Cupboard
IT today, in many industries, is essential. If ‘the system’ fails it can have catastrophic consequences resulting in lost earnings, lost work and, for the poor people whose fault it is deemed to be, lost jobs. Businesses have come to realise the importance of IT and spend significant amounts of... [Read More]