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For Sale: HP 5550 N A4/A3 Printer
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QUOTE: 65″ Touch Screen + Installation

by Dave | November 15, 2018 | Site-1, Stage 1 - Quote Requests
I am looking to replace a defective touch screen. I am looking at the 65″ BenQ RM6501K 10 Point Multi-touch interactive Education Flat panel display with FREE Standard Flat Wall Mount included. Please include postage to the Isle of...
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Maths Chase

by Dave | November 13, 2018 | General (FTV)
Welcome to Maths Chase, the aim is to make maths learning more fun for everyone. Maths Chase have found that their simple game really helps children learn their times tables. Their games help children learn by repetition and also...
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New resources for 3-18 year olds looking at consent online for Safer Internet Day!

by RSSFeed | November 9, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
The UK Safer Internet Centre has created a range of new educational resources to support educators for Safer Internet Day 2019 which is taking place on Tuesday, 5th February Free to download, these engaging resources are tailored for 3-18...
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Update ‘SIMS Autumn 2018 Full Release (7.184.40)’

by Dave | November 1, 2018 | General (FTV), Site-1
Along with: Update ‘SIMS Autumn 2018 Database Only (3.63.242)’ Update ‘FMS Autumn 2018 Full Release (6.184.388)’ Update ‘FMS Autumn 2018 Database Only (6.93.388)’ Update ‘SIMS Discover 2018 Autumn’ Information about the upgrade is normally available here: http://www.capitaess.co.uk/home/index.asp Alternatively, you can...
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National curriculum assessments calendar for the 2018 to 2019

by Dave | October 17, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV)
The Standards & Test Agency has published a national curriculum assessments calendar for 2018-2019, it includes important dates and deadlines for the KS1 and KS2 tests, teacher assessment and the phonics screening check. 2019_NCA_academic_calendarDownload Hits: 10...
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Guidance: School census 2018 to 2019: notepad entries for COLLECT queries

by RSSFeed | October 10, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
A list of COLLECT queries and explanatory notes to help schools, academies and local authorities complete the school census. Click here to continue to the original article Source :https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-census-2018-to-2019-notepad-entries-for-collect-queries Author : HM Government – {authorlink} From : https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education.atom Hits:...
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Microsoft moves printer drivers to Windows Update

by RSSFeed | October 10, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
Windows 10 administrators and users who connect printers or scanners to devices running the operating system may have noticed a change in how printer drivers are installed on the devices. Windows installation media included basic drivers for printers and...
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QUOTE: Classpack of Headphones (3.5mm)

by Dave | October 8, 2018 | Site-1, Stage 3 - Expired Quote Requests
iI'm looking to purchase Wednesday 10th October 2018 I’m looking to purchase: 30 x 3.5mm Over the head headphones for use with iPads. If you’re able to quote, please get in touch. Thank you Hits: 8...
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Spread the Word – Safer Internet Day Campaign toolkit

by RSSFeed | October 4, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated on the 5th February with the theme: Together for a better internet. I have created some resources to help you get involved in the day, and ways in which you can help...
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QUOTE: Satellite PRO laptops

by Dave | October 3, 2018 | Site-1, Stage 3 - Expired Quote Requests
iI'm expecting to order FRIDAY 5th October. I’m looking to purchase 4 x Toshiba Satellite PRO R50-C-190 laptops with the following specifications: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-6006U Processor 39.6cm (15.6”) , Toshiba HD non-reflective High...
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POST 16 School Census Consolidation Patch 24323 – Census Error 2712 / Fileset 1006 is estimated for release on 28/09

by Dave | October 1, 2018 | MIS, SIMS
School Census Consolidation Patch V1 24323 has now been made available via Solus 3.  The consolidation patch resolves Census Error 2712 which is triggered for Secondary Phased with Post 16.In order to resolve error 2712, School Census Consolidation Patch...
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What you should do after the September 2018 Facebook Hack

by RSSFeed | October 1, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
Facebook revealed on September 28, 2018 that attackers managed to exploit a vulnerability on the site that allowed them to take over accounts of Facebook users. The issue, which affected about 50 million Facebook accounts and potentially 50 million...
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Microsoft Is Ending Support for Skype Classic on November 1st

by RSSFeed | September 28, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
Back in July, Microsoft announced that it will discontinue the Skype Classic app on September 1st but due to public backlash, the company decided to delay the demise of the app and support it beyond September. Click here to continue...
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Guidance: School census 2018 to 2019: technical information

by RSSFeed | September 27, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Technical specification and validation rules for submitting 2018 to 2019 school census data. Click here to continue to the original article Source :https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-census-2018-to-2019-technical-information Author : HM Government – {authorlink} From : https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education.atomPowered by WPeMatico School census 2018 to 2019:...
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School Census Autumn 2018 – Fileset 1005

by Dave | September 24, 2018 | General (FTV), SIMS
Fileset 1005 should be available for deployment via SOLUS3. (dated 24/09/2018). Details of how to manage this process are in the document attached below. How to Configure SOLUS3 and Deploy the Statutory Returns Fileset Normally available from http://www.capitaess.co.uk/home/index.asp  Direct Download: http://www.capitaess.co.uk/home/Fileset_1005.exe when...
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Educators Pack for Online Safety Awareness

by RSSFeed | September 24, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
The internet provides educators with a fantastic tool for teaching young people, communicating with others and sharing successes with the wider community. In order to make the most out social media, technology and the internet, I have put together...
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Microsoft explains Windows 7 update error 0x8000FFFF

by RSSFeed | September 24, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
A group of administrators and users who tried to install the August or September 2018 patches on Windows 7 devices reported that the update installation would fail with error 0x8000FFFF. Installation of KB3177467 resolved the issue immediately but users and...
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QUOTE: 65″ Touch Screen & iPads

by Dave | September 19, 2018 | Site-1, Stage 3 - Expired Quote Requests
iI am looking to have this signed off for purchase Monday 24th September 2018. I am looking to replace a defective touch screen as well as combine an existing RFQ of iPads. I am looking at the 65″ BenQ...
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Detailed guide: Copyright licences for state schools in England

by RSSFeed | September 19, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
The Department for Education (DfE) buys copyright licences for all state-funded primary and secondary schools in England – covering schools for almost all their copyright requirements. Purchasing these licences directly means that DfE can save schools money and the administrative time...
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School Census Autumn 2018 – Fileset 1004

by Dave | September 17, 2018 | General (FTV), SIMS
Normally available from http://www.capitaess.co.uk/home/index.asp  Fileset 1004 should be available for deployment via SOLUS3. (dated 14/09/2018). Details of how to manage this process are in the document attached below. How to Configure SOLUS3 and Deploy the Statutory Returns Fileset Direct Download: http://www.capitaess.co.uk/home/Fileset_1004.exe when...
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QUOTE: CD-R Discs

by Dave | September 12, 2018 | Site-1, Stage 3 - Expired Quote Requests
I’m looking to purchase: 300 x Blank CD-R CDs I’m happy with the following Brands: VerbatimMaxellPhillips If you are able to help, please include postage to the Isle of Wight and get in touch. Hits: 6...
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Microsoft September 2018 Patch Tuesday Fixes 17 Critical Vulnerabilities

by RSSFeed | September 12, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS, Windows Quality Rollup
Microsoft’s September 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates resolve 62 known vulnerabilities in Microsoft products as well as an update for Adobe Flash Player. Of these 62 vulnerabilities, 17 are critical and could allow an attacker to remotely take control...
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For Sale: HP 5550 N A4/A3 Printer

by Dave | September 12, 2018 | Basic content
100-sheet multipurpose tray500-sheet input tray160 MB of printer memory533 MHz RISC processorTwo open EIO slotsHP Jetdirect 620n Fast Ethernet print server in one EIO slot I no longer require the use of this rather large and heavy A4/A3 printer....
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Hyper-V: Acting on Ransomwar​​e

by Dave | September 11, 2018 | Exclusive content
First of all, I need to point out this is not a substitute for ransomware protection software, however more of an additional level of action against an attack. Always backup and never pay-up! In almost all cases of ransomware...
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Guidance: School census 2018 to 2019: guide for schools and LAs

by RSSFeed | September 11, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
A guide to help schools and local authorities (LAs) complete and submit their autumn 2018 to summer 2019 school census data. Click here to continue to the original article   Source :https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-census-2018-to-2019-guide-for-schools-and-lasAuthor : HM Government – {authorlink}From : https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education.atom...
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