Secure Access issues (DFE)

On Friday I  experienced some issues with the DFE’s Secure Access website. Login successful Forced to change password Forced to select one of several unique passwords Confirm password change Website hangs Original password fails to work New password fails to work Request password...

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School procurement: Microsoft memorandum of understanding

The new Memorandum of Understanding where the Microsoft pricing is decided is now going to be entitled Education Cloud Transition Agreement. The main focus of this agreement is that over the next three years schools will still benefit from the discounts and...

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QUOTE: Components for Telecoms tidy.

Posts in this seriesPBX TidyQUOTE: Components for Telecoms tidy.iThis RFQ closes Monday 23rd May 2016. Expected Delivery Date is 25th May 2016.I’re planning on tidying up My telecoms cables and will need the following components to make this happen. If you are...

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Troj/POSAgen-A

Had this little Trojan appear on one of my servers yesterday. Virus/spyware ‘Troj/POSAgen-A’ has been detected in “C:\WINDOWS\system32\lanst.exe\FILE:0000”.  targeting Point Of Sale (POS) systems i.e. malware stealing track data directly from memory of the systems involved in processing of credit...

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OneDrive and Proxy

Posts in this seriesOneDrive and ProxyMicrosoft OneNote syncing issues behind a web filter.Proxy – Does Microsoft have a definitive list of URLs that are associated with OneDrive that I should allow through My proxies? – Stack Overflow *.lync.com *.microsoftonline.com *.microsoftonline-p.com *.outlook.com...

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An important technical update from 3P Learning

The blog post contains important information about changes to the technical requirements of 3P Learning products. Be sure your school’s IT administrator is aware of these new requirements in order to continue to be able to access all areas of My resources. Whitelisting IP...

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Email Analysis

I thought I’d share some of My email analysis reports. My email delivery is certainly on the increase, especially when it comes to rogue connections. Thankfully I’re able to thwart those rogues. These screen shots are for the last 52...

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HAMs to POS Conversion.

I’ve spent a good few hours today converting My Milestone 1 and 2 data from Hampshire’s Assessment Model to Capita’s Programme of Study. As I’re not ready to do a direct conversion from Components to Descriptors yet (that’s a sit...

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Assessment shift – “Programme of Study”

i***** IN PROGRESS *****  When the government decided to switch to assessment without levels, they gave each school autonomy to choose their own assessment scheme and method of recording. Apart from the disarray and lack of assistance with direction, I had...

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QUOTE: Sophos Complete Security Suite – Renewal

iRenewed 10-June-2016 – Thank you to all suppliers for their quotes and input.[UPDATED 20-04-2016 @ 13:00] I am planning to renew My existing “Sophos Complete Security Suite” which expires June 2016. ENDUSER PROTECTION, WEB, MAIL, ENCRYPTION, 100-199 USERS – 12...

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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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