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Office 365 is more than just email. Office 365 is a suite of cloud products offered by Microsoft designed to improve collaboration and productivity. Because all of the data associated with your account is stored in the clould, it means instead of hosting all your school data being stored on a server in school, it is stored in one of Microsofts data centers and can be accessed from anywhere on any device with an internet connection.
One of the advantages of using Office 365 is that it includes Office Online which consists of lighter versions of the full Windows desktop Office applications with fewer of the functions, but they do give you access to everything you will need to work
- Work on your Office Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and OneNote workbooks anywhere you have internet access
- Share Office files with other Office 365 users
If you are an academy, confederated school or are looking at these options, selecting how to move forward with your website can be confusing. The easiest way to select the best option is to consider the content of your potential website/s. Will the content be ..
Is your website Outstanding?
Introducing the Schools ICT’s Ofsted Website Health Check Service
Trust Schools ICT to examine your site and check it includes all the features required by Ofsted to provide relevant, accurate and up-to-date information for current and future visitors.
Your personalised report will highlight areas of good practice, identify areas that need improvement and provide advice and guidance for further development.
So before the inspector arrives at your school you can be sure you’ve created an outstanding impression.
Schools ICT will be supporting schools with the upgrade of the RM Finance Software to version 8.30.
In order to begin the process, please download the folder below to every PC or laptop that has RM Finance installed by clicking on the link and allowing the folder to download.
If you have any problems, please contact the Schools ICT Helpdesk on 01609 536086.
There has been a bit of confusion about using Egress and various confusing messages, we have written this to answer some of the most commonly asked questions.
What is the Egress Secure Email Service?
Egress (SES) is a way of sending secure emails by encrypting them, so the information and any attachments are secure.
Do I need to send secure emails?
From time to time schools are required to pass on personal pupil information via email to external agencies, other schools, parents, governors etc. To comply with the law, emails containing any personal data need to be sent securely.
Windows 10 has been out for over a year now, and during that time has settled down to become a very reliable operating system. Many organisations are still reluctant to move on from Windows 7 but, unless you have a critical piece of software that will only run on that particular operating system, there is really no reason not to move on to Windows 10 now.
- SIMS is now fully supported on Windows 10.
- RM Finance will run on Windows 10.
- Windows 10 is designed to work with Office 365.
- Microsoft Edge now supports extensions (Anniversary Update required).
- Windows 10 starts up more quickly and shows better performance generally.
- Windows 10 is more secure, and has BitLocker encryption built in.
Urgent Battery Safety Recall & Replacement Programme
Toshiba Europe GmbH has announced a voluntary replacement programme with respect to certain battery packs on selected Toshiba notebooks shipped between June 2011 and December 2015. Potentially affected battery packs were sold with new notebooks, as accessories or used as replacement batteries in the course of repair. Any potentially affected battery packs might overheat and could pose a potential burn or fire hazard risk. As a result Toshiba will be offering a free replacement for all potentially affected battery packs. This is a worldwide issue affecting notebook batteries regardless of where they were purchased.