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For Sale: HP 5550 N A4/A3 Printer
By Dave  /  September 12, 2018
Hyper-V: Acting on Ransomwar​​e
By Dave  /  September 11, 2018

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QUOTE: 65″ Touch Screen & iPads

by Dave | September 19, 2018 | Site-1, Stage 1 - 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 RM6501K...
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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)
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: C-Touch Remote

by Dave | September 12, 2018 | Site-1, Stage 1 - Quote Requests
I’m looking to purchase 3 replacement C-Touch remote controls. If you are able to help, please include postage to the Isle of Wight and get in touch. Thank you....
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QUOTE: CD-R Discs

by Dave | September 12, 2018 | Site-1, Stage 1 - 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....
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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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QUOTE: iPad Mini 4 x 2

by Dave | September 11, 2018 | Site-1, Stage 1 - Quote Requests
This RFQ has been merged with the following RFQ (19/09/2018) QUOTE: 65″ Touch Screen & iPads I’m looking to purchase 2 x iPad Mini 4 with: 128 GB Wi-Fi Space Grey Wrap Around Case (Black) Please include postage to...
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Guidance: School workforce census 2018: guides

by RSSFeed | September 6, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Guides for schools and local authorities on submitting data for the school workforce census 2018. Important dates Dates for the 2018 census: census day: 8 November 2018 deadline for submitting your data: 7 December 2018 Submit your data You...
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School Census Autumn 2018 – Fileset 1003

by Dave | September 3, 2018 | General (FTV)
Available from: http://www.capitaess.co.uk/home/index.asp (dated 30/08/18) Fileset 1003 should be available for deployment via SOLUS3. (dated 30/08/18) Details of how to manage this process are in the document attached below. How to Configure SOLUS3 and Deploy the Statutory Returns Fileset Direct...
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Microsoft Released the Windows 7 & 8.1 KB4343901 & KB4343898 Cumulative Updates

by RSSFeed | August 16, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
In this article I will outline the cumulative updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008. There are numerous fixes and security updates resolved with these updates, so it is strongly advised that everyone install them as...
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School Census Autumn 2018 – Fileset 1002

by Dave | August 6, 2018 | General (FTV)
Posts in this seriesSchool Census Summer 2018 – Fileset 902School Census Summer 2018 – Fileset 901Available from: http://www.capitaess.co.uk/home/index.asp (dated 06/08/18) Fileset 1002 should be available for deployment via SOLUS3. (dated 06/08/18) Details of how to manage this process are in...
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Upgrading from Papercut NG to MF + Embedded App

by Dave | July 27, 2018 | Exclusive content, Site-1
iIt may be appropriate or necessary for your local copier partner to install the embedded components for you. You could potentially risk upsetting the configuration of your copier.After purchasing Papercut MF, I’ve now received the Papercut MF install file....
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WIndows 7 to Windows 10

by Dave | July 26, 2018 | Exclusive content, Site-1
The following screenshots are the process used to upgrade a Windows 7 Enterprise installation to Windows 10 Education. This process is to assess compatibility with existing Windows 7 installation applications and to test any tweaks that may be required...
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Serverless compute options in Azure

by RSSFeed | July 20, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from Microsoft Mechanics Office Garage Series Services designed for on-demand scale without having to plan for or manage the infrastructure required to run apps. With serverless, you can publish your code using Azure Functions, build workflows and...
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UK School Software Bug Assigns Kids to the Wrong Parents

by RSSFeed | July 18, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
IT firm Capita has come clean about a bug in the software it supplies to UK schools that has been mismatching kids with the wrong families since December 2017. According to a message sent to school administrators this week,...
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Workplace Analytics & MyAnalytics updates: new features to help teams master their time

by RSSFeed | July 17, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from Microsoft Mechanics Office Garage Series Use data from everyday work in Office 365 to boost productivity and engagement. First, I’re introducing nudging to MyAnalytics to help you make better decisions about how you collaborate as you...
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Introducing Live Events in Microsoft Stream

by RSSFeed | July 16, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from Microsoft Mechanics Office Garage Series See the new capabilities to create and stream live events, how you can easily create and publish video content with PowerPoint and Microsoft Stream. And admins, I’ll show you updates to...
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App Migration to Azure: Moving your databases step-by-step guide

by RSSFeed | July 16, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from Microsoft Mechanics Office Garage Series Help with rehosting your app in Azure, with a focus on database migration and managed PaaS service. With PaaS, you don’t need to worry about managing or configuring your database environment....
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App Migration to Azure: Your options explained

by RSSFeed | July 13, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from Microsoft Mechanics Office Garage Series From rehosting your apps by lifting and shifting them to Azure to choosing to refactor your apps for greater efficiency, rearchitecting your apps to be able to quickly add new capabilities...
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Get Microsoft Teams for free – Plus Updates for Devs and IT

by RSSFeed | July 13, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from Microsoft Mechanics Office Garage Series Get the free version of Microsoft Teams, available now. And with more people using Teams, I’ll show you updates that extend stability and management, including for developers, how you can now...
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Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2018 release overview

by RSSFeed | July 12, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS, Windows Quality Rollup
It is July 10, 2018 today and that means it is time for My monthly Microsoft Patch Day overview. Microsoft releases security updates for company products on the second Tuesday of each month. My coverage includes all important information...
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