Wales Thread, Hwb in Regional Broadband Consortiums (RBC); Does anyone have a definitive list of what is offered by the Hwb? We're looking at server replacements here, but ...
16th July 2013, 02:05 PM #1
Does anyone have a definitive list of what is offered by the Hwb? We're looking at server replacements here, but I need to check out what is offered by the Hwb so we can see what can be offloaded there - i.e. user storage, shared areas (perhaps via SharePoint?), etc
16th July 2013, 03:24 PM #2
Hwb and Hwb+ is supposed to provide the VLE, Email and Office 365. From the recommendations I have received (quietly), I would not offload anything to Hwb. While it looks good, it'll only survive as long as funding remains, and there are political factors at work there - to then find it's being ditched in the future while you depend on it could be a major headache.
User storage - Skydrive I believe. Would you depend on your net connection for doc storage?
Last edited by 3s-gtech; 16th July 2013 at 03:26 PM.
16th July 2013, 04:01 PM #3
*declaration of interest*
When are you both due to come online to Hwb?
16th July 2013, 05:08 PM #4
End of the year I think for us.
17th July 2013, 08:39 AM #5
September for us. @3s-gtech Thanks for the link, that's more info than I've seen so far! And your point about net connection is very valid, it's my major concern. And my first attempt at posting this failed as our LA's proxy server wasn't responding!
Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
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22nd July 2013, 02:02 PM #6
Trenche 4 January 2014 for me.
Personally I am not holding out too much hope. It could easily be yet another project delivered just to tick a box and then dropped like a stone.
I guess I should be seeing the glass as half full, at the very least, office365 for all is definitely a good thing.
9th April 2014, 03:34 PM #7
- Rep Power
Anyone got any information on it who has it up and running?
Was it what you expected?
9th April 2014, 03:41 PM #8
Supposed to be having training on 9 and 10 June 2014 with a view to it being live in Sept 2014.
All we've been shown so far are powerpoint screenshots.
9th April 2014, 03:48 PM #9
- Rep Power
Sounds good, I'm hoping to get onto one of these "drop in sessions" that I've heard a lot about lately..
Want to see what all the fuss is about
9th April 2014, 10:18 PM #10
Should get my neighbour @GrumbleDook to give some more info on the progress!
15th September 2014, 02:27 PM #11
Soooooo........as it's been nearly 6 months... anyone using the hwb+ in anger yet?
15th September 2014, 02:49 PM #12
I had a look at it last week. I missed the training so only had the teacher and her notes she took. Now i'm not used to the office 365 and sharepoint environment and struggled. It was a bit like wading through glue, with an angry legless bear dragging behind.
Management don't seem to be very pro-active in deciding what they want from it, staff are clueless and until someone tells me to i'm not going to make this my project.
15th September 2014, 02:55 PM #13
You might find it easier to use the guides held here.
Hwb - Hwb+ help and support
2 Thanks to GrumbleDook:
mark (15th October 2014), pooley (15th September 2014)
15th September 2014, 03:01 PM #14
Ooh thanks, I did hope that there was a forum or destructions that mere teachers wouldn't know about.
15th September 2014, 03:08 PM #15
The materials are pretty easy to follow, as are the how-to videos. The Digital Leaders are putting together more materials as well, including a cracking set of resources around LNF. Keep an eye out on the #hwbdysgu hashtag on twitter to find the Digital Leaders and you will find plenty of tweets about what is going on and who is doing what. If you ever have any general queries there is always email@example.com and for tech queries firstname.lastname@example.org.
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