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  1. Roll Call with Extra Column

    by , 6th August 2013 at 09:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    "Yes, we know Progresso can easily take registers, but we want a paper version because we've not given our teachers access yet."

    A good point made here, and Progresso's roll call maintenance feature makes quick work of bulk entry from the completed forms.

    Also, because this question came from a primary school, we added the option of an additional column to be included (such as Lunch choice).

    Updated 19th March 2014 at 05:44 AM by ProgressoGeek

  2. ICT Tip #57 - Summer Surprise

    by , 17th July 2013 at 10:37 AM
    Sorry for the missed weeks - we launched a cashless catering system that has eaten all of my time.

    We now find ourselves in the last week of term, when no-one can be bothered to do any learning, staff or students, so there didn't seem much point in sending out an IT tip. I thought I'd send something slightly different out instead: ICT Tip 057 - Strawberry & Cinnamon Torte.doc

    (This is why we've skipped forward in the numbers, because I just sent this one out here. We'll go back to the missed ...
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  3. HOWTO set up Active User Manager to auto-create user home folders

    by , 16th July 2013 at 11:10 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by danboid View Post
    HOWTO set up Active User Manager to auto-create user home folders

    One of my most frequently performed tasks under Active Directory is creating new users. Every time I do this I used to have to manually set/create the users home folder and ensure they were a member of the appropriate groups and other repetitive things that MS sadly neglected to simplify for Server 2008. This is no longer the case thanks to Active User Manager, a very useful and free tool that I have successfully used
  4. Password Security Tips From a Hacker

    by , 12th July 2013 at 03:02 PM (Nervepoint Technologies)
    It's amazing just how easy it is to crack passwords these days, Nate Anderson from ArsTechnica a self confessed script-kiddie shows in his article just how easy it was to crack 4,000 passwords in the space of a minute!

    We all know how to build complex passwords:

    • Include mixed cases, letters, number, symbols
    • Change passwords regularly
    • Avoid names especially of people you know
    • And don't repeat old passwords

    All the things you would find ...
  5. Manage Engine vs Microsoft System Center 2007/2012

    by , 4th July 2013 at 12:07 AM
    Hi there just interested if anyone has used Manage Engine Desktop as opposed to SCCM???? I find SCCM clunky and time consuming at the best of times and found that Manage Engine has a lot to offer. Also I'm using a product to edit .exe to msi.... msi package builder and have fond this to be useful as we have a lot of software. I'd be happy to hear what others are using for deploying software and images as I find SCCM a little too heavy at times. Don't get me wrong I do ...
  6. What do you do when your Office 365 password falls out of sync?

    by , 30th June 2013 at 04:54 PM
    I've had a strange issue occur during my testing of Office 365 prior to launching it and that is several users once activated have had their password fall out of sync, including my account.

    I'm almost certain it is related to the activation of an account which is rather a pain really because you need to activate and account in order to use it. While I investigate it further, I have managed to find a helpful solution elsewhere courtesy of this KB2855271 Password synchronization troubleshooting guide for Office 365 ...

    Updated 30th June 2013 at 04:56 PM by Cache

    Office 365
  7. ICT Tip #48 - Switching Windows with Alt+Tab

    by , 26th June 2013 at 12:42 PM
    Another late post - although I have a good excuse this time, I was busy in the ultrasound room for my wife's 20 week scan yesterday

    Following on from last week's look-at-the-shiny-3D-effect ICT Tip #47 - Switching Windows with Win+Tab, this week we have the much more useful, useable and sensible alternative: ICT Tip 048 - Switching Windows with Alt+Tab.doc

    Best of luck in getting your users to use it

  8. Windows 8, Disk Usage, and the MSI GE60 Laptop

    by , 25th June 2013 at 12:33 PM
    I rarely buy hardware as a complete package, preferring to build my own PCs, however when it comes to Laptops, I felt I ought to play it safe and buy from a brand. I wanted a laptop that was powerful enough to handle the odd game (think UFO: Enemy Unknown rather than Crysis) and wasn't going to break the bank. After much deliberating, I decided on the GE60 by MSI. On paper, it had the right specs, a decent graphics card, fast processor combined with 8GB RAM. The only drawback was the hard drive, ...
  9. Learner Contacts List by Group and Priority Filter

    by , 21st June 2013 at 09:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    Another simple list report which lists learner contacts by group and priority filter.

    List all associated contacts or just the ones with above a priority level.

    Updated 19th March 2014 at 05:41 AM by ProgressoGeek

  10. Frog and FrogOS

    , 20th June 2013 at 05:52 PM
    Been a long time since I blogged on here. I have been in iPad training all day today for my school. We are introducing iPads across the school for some lessons. Each department will have to deliver a unit of work solely through iPads. It will be an interesting experiment, and I remain semi-sceptical about it, yet a little excited. Some of the apps that we are using and testing are great, and hold fantastic potential for teaching and learning and assessment.

    We are however also ...
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