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  1. ICT Tip #44 - Adding Work Email to a Smartphone

    by , 22nd May 2013 at 04:05 PM
    ICT Tip 044 - Work Email on Smartphones.doc

    Y'all will have to do a bit of the work yourselves this week - I've stripped out all the settings specific to my domain and replaced with them [placeholders in squarebrackets]. Go through and fill out the details as appropriate to your network. We use Exchange here, so it may not be appropriate for your network, though I'd have thought most email services were capable of supporting smartphone email.

    iPhone, Android and Windows Phone instructions ...
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  2. Can anyone recommend a SIMS Assessment Manager consultant?

    by , 17th May 2013 at 08:31 PM

    Our school has recently updated our old CMIS system to SIMS which is due to go live in September we are currently dual running both systems. My job between now and then is to re-develop the entire way in which the school collects and processes its assessment data, however I have no prior experience of using SIMS and only took up this position June last year!

    Although I and other senior members of staff have had the basic assessment training through CAPITA we ...
  3. Adventures in Macland... my experiences with ConfigMgr 2012 and Macs Conclusion

    by , 15th May 2013 at 01:36 PM
    So, At the end of my last blog entry I asked which agent is better: The Microsoft or the Parallels one? This isn't really very clear cut but lets try to answer the question.

    So in the blue corner, we have the Microsoft native client. Its advantages are:

    1. Native Solution
    2. On the whole, easier to create and add applications to the ConfigMgr console
    3. A Client side GUI

    Disadvantages are:
    1. Treats the Macs as mobile clients so therefore requires

    Updated 15th May 2013 at 01:41 PM by Norphy

  4. Adventures in Macland... my experiences with ConfigMgr 2012 and Macs Part 2

    by , 14th May 2013 at 07:19 PM
    I actually started writing this just after I finished my last blog entry. However, a nasty bout of the flu and other things have got in my way since then and I just hadn't gotten around to finishing this post. Well, no more!

    In Part One of this blog, I talked about the new Mac client for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 (God, that's a mouthful!). I talked about my impressions of it and how well it's been working so far. I also mentioned that ...
  5. ICT Tip #18 - Avoiding Scam Emails

    by , 14th May 2013 at 03:12 PM
    Back in time for an older tip, not that it matters to anyone but me. There's a chunk of school-specific tips from 42-44 so in an attempt to maintain my buffer, I've gone back and pulled out an ever-relevant tip I wrote when we changed email provider and started to suffer an onslaught of spam.

    ICT Tip 018 - Avoiding Scam E-mails.doc

    It's a bit longer at 4 pages, but some people require a comprehensive dismantling of their naÔvety.
    Tags: 419, email, scam, tip
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  6. A Themed Learner List Report

    by , 14th May 2013 at 10:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    Here's a simple A4 landscape learner list report that uses the selected theme to define it's heading and highlighted colours.

    Parameters include Academic year, Group Type and Group Code.

    Updated 19th March 2014 at 06:31 AM by ProgressoGeek

  7. Fixing a Worcester 24i boiler. Fan stops working, water runs cold.

    by , 11th May 2013 at 11:33 PM
    Posting here as Edugeek is well indexed by Google and this might be of help to someone with a boiler problem.

    The fan of a Worcester 24i combi boiler intermittently cuts out. This causes the fail-safe to trigger and the boiler to shut down, and the water runs cold. The fan may restart, the boiler might re-ignite, but cuts out again and the fail-safe shuts down the boiler.

    Plumber says the best case scenario is a new control board (£150), worst case ...

    Updated 11th May 2013 at 11:43 PM by jinnantonnixx

  8. ICT Tip #41 - Using Tab to move between inputs

    by , 9th May 2013 at 12:27 PM
    I have been really lax with this, sorry. Missed last week and late this week. Can you tell that I've hit the traditional pre-Summer ramping up of work?

    #40 gets skipped out as it was only relevant internally, so on to #41 - a simple one that you and I couldn't live without, yet remains a mystery to most: ICT Tip 041 - Using Tab to move between input fields.doc

    Nevermore will you struggle to bite your tongue as a user types out their username, then reaches for the mouse, overshoots the password box, ...