Microsoft OneNote syncing issues behind a web filter.

Posts in this seriesOneDrive and ProxyMicrosoft OneNote syncing issues behind a web filter.Adding these URLs to my web filter solved the problem. onedrive.live.com login.live.com docs.live.net office.live.com onenote.com officeapps.live.com Hits: 58...

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BT Local Business Visit

Had a visit from BT Local Business last week. Mainly the conversation was around replacing My existing Panasonic PSTN PBX with an in the cloud version. Whilst a voip system is something I’ve looked at since 2009, I’ve always looked...

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One Drive capacity shrinks to useless 

Absolutely disgraced with Microsoft on this one, this is bad form, this means that My rollout of Office 365 was pointless.  The amount of free storage is changing. OneDrive Important changes to OneDrive I want to inform you about some...

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MIS Spring 2016 Upgrade

My upgrade to Spring 2016 for SIMS, FMS and Discover is scheduled for 31st March 2016 Normally the upgrades can be triggered manually because I have experienced problems with automated upgrades in the past, however I’m determined to put some faith into the...

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SkyPE – Supplier only a “Stone” throw away.

Had an interesting experience today talking to a potential new supplier. Not content with the tried and tested technology of a wired telephone, Stone’s CSM and myself had a Face to Face conversation for just over an hour using Skype. This brought...

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Mathletics Login

  Mathletics have made changes to their site causing issues with the login process. Pupils and staff can enter their details except nothing happens when you click “Let Me In”. I’ve been pointed towards www.3plearning.com/tech/mathletics after a phone call to them....

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Monitoring extracurricular activities is now child’s play with the new SIMS Activities module | Capita SIMS

Staff can automate many tasks, such as quickly assigning students to each activity and electronically distributing consent forms. As the system is online, students are able to sign up to a club from any device with internet access and parents...

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Copiers Phone Home

Like most things these days, technology is attached to the internet, and My photo copiers are by no means any exception. They now have the ability like E.T. to “Phone home”, except it’s not a phone call – it’s an...

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UPRN (Unique Property Reference Number) for Pupil’s Address

The UPRN is voluntary for this Census, but will mandatory for 2017/18 Censuses. Via: https://myaccount.capita-cs.co.uk/forums/thread/sims-census/2eb22287-f0e5-e511-a7d4-0050568b7785 What is a UPRN? A Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) is a unique alphanumeric identifier for every spatial address in Great Britain and can be found...

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New backup platform online.

My new backup platform has been unboxed, setup, configured and named “Idris”. The name was taken from an episode called “The Doctors Wife” from a well known sci-fi TV series. Idris is a 32 Terabyte storage platform from Synology. (8 Bays...

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Mostly assessment.

This week has mostly seen me doing assessment reporting tasks. I’ve filtered down the “Hampshire Model” reports from year based, into class based along with some other sub filters. I’ve also been producing “Parent Report” style documents Each report and...

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Education Packs – Safer Internet Centre

This year’s theme for Safer Internet Day is ‘Play your part for a better internet’. These resource packs for 3-11 year olds (primary) and 11-19 year olds (secondary), as well as the parent and carer pack, provide lots of great...

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E-safety Support – Top 10 tips for promoting schools via social media

Making the decision to promote your school through social media is a huge step. With the protection and safeguarding of students at the forefront of their minds, many school leaders worry about the risks. But the benefits of using social...

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Great thought process.

I’d loved to of known what the thought process was that led to this photo being taken. Caused quite a few giggles when the copier actually ran out of paper. Hits: 25...

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MIS CSM

My MIS CSM dates are available, although I can’t book them yet (too early). 8th March – Half Day Session – Cowes Isle of Wight 10th March – Full Day Session – London I normally try for the London-based one for...

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#EYPP (Early Years Pupil Premium)

EYPP (Early Year Pupil Premium) (26-01-2016)  I had some conflicting advice with several DFE documents, so thought I’d do My own digging. Well what a morning I’ve had trying to get to the bottom this: After calling My MIS support...

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#BETT2016 – Who did I stop and talk too?

So who did I stop and talk to at BETT 2016? The School Planner Company [www.school-planners.co.uk] Digital school planner for pupils and parents. Thank you Matthew Hubbard for My chat. PadCaster [www.padcaster.com] [Posts] Turns your iPad and iPod into a...

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#BETT2016 #SalesCalls

So it’s now the Monday after the BETT event, this is when those follow up emails and phone calls start. It might take a few days before they start getting to me, but it will happen. “He’s expecting my call” I’ve...

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BETT 2016 Visit

Posts in this seriesBETT 2016 Visit#Bett2016 I’m hoping to tweet Today is my planned visit to the BETT show in London, I should be on site by 10-10:30am. Planned Journey.    Floor plan Click for floorplan. Hits: 103...

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Spring Census

Today is the Spring Census. Thankfully most of the handwork has taken place before today, so it’s only minor Census information that needs obtaining today.   Hits: 65...

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