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  1. Office 2013 & KMS Activations

    by , 30th July 2014 at 08:16 PM
    This Summer we're rolling out Office 2013 ready for September. We've been using a KMS server like most schools to activate Windows and Office 2010 - these generally have been without issues. With Office 2013 you have to first install the Microsoft Office 2013 Volume License Pack, and this has a nice GUI which has you entering your KMS key for Office 2013 and activating it for you. I did this sometime ago during the various months of testing I've done.


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  2. Windows 8.1 & Free2Teach

    by , 21st July 2014 at 12:46 PM
    Just to let you know Windows 8.1 (and probably 8) does not work without some tweaking on Free2Teach networks

    It is due to the Local NTFS Permissions GPO. This needs to be removed to any OU that will have Windows 8 or 8.1 machines in it. I would recommend they are put in their own Organisational Unit and the NTFS Permissions GPO removed from ALL Computers and added to individual OUs and not the Win 8 one.

    The Metro Tiles\Apps rely on specific permissions and the GPO ...
  3. Office 365 with ADFS 3.0 - Login with username instead of email address

    by , 17th July 2014 at 10:49 PM
    Hi all,

    When we where looking into Office 365, on the ADFS login screen, we found we would prefer it if the user could login with the network username instead of email address. This is so it matches the rest of our services. with Active Directory Federated Services 3 we found on Server 2012 R2 wouldn't allow us to do this out of the box. The next closest thing was logging in with domain\username format.

    However thanks to users on the Microsoft forum i have put some ...

    Updated 17th July 2014 at 11:12 PM by FN-GM

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  4. Office 365 E-mail Encryption

    by , 16th July 2014 at 11:09 PM
    With the recent blog from the ICO about the thing to consider when sending E-mails parents i thought this would be an opportune time to post a quick HOW-TO-GUIDE on setting up E-mail encryption in Office 365.

    I don't want to get into the specifics of why or why not to encrypt here but i'll show you what you need and how to achieve it.

    First thing to consider is licensing. As far as education is concerned the only way to license a user for E-mail encryption is by purchasing ...

    Updated 16th July 2014 at 11:19 PM by Marshall_IT

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  5. Building an ICT suite in pictures.

    by , 8th July 2014 at 02:26 PM
    How to build an ICT suite

    Cablers Network & AV Solutions have been providing education technology solutions to schools in the South East for many years and we have developed a few skills that many of our competitors do not come close to matching. One of the skills Cablers have developed is the ability to work with schools and colleges to design bespoke solutions that fit their education technology needs perfectly and the capability to bring those designs to life using only our ...

    Updated 8th July 2014 at 03:20 PM by Cablers_JonPaul

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