News Tagged 'Technical'

Windows 8.1

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For schools interested in the next version of Windows 8, Microsoft has released the ISO files for preview.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview-download

Biggest update is the fact they have bought the start button back (Hurray!)

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School websites now linked to Twitter

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SchoolTwitterWe have recently been developing our website template for schools.

It continues to be a popular, cost effective choice for primary schools with over 10% of Oxfordshire Primary Schools now having opted for a 123ICT website. One of the attractions is that we can turnaround a website in less than a week and for schools with a support contract all the website costs ...

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Trojan virus alert

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There’s a nasty Trojan virus going around at the moment (warning taken from latest Computeractive magazine and printed below) and we have recently spent a number of hours removing it from teachers’ laptops and, as you can see, the security implications are considerable.

COMPUTERACTIVE has discovered an attack that fools people into downloading malicious software bymimicking a genuine Microsoft Windows security alert.

The attack is a clever variation on the rogue anti-virus alerts that appear when people are online; ...

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SmartBoard alignment problem

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If a teacher is suffering with their SmartBoard 660 constantly needing alignment then we always check the  following:

  1. Is the SmartBoard firmware up to date?
  2. Are there electric power cables behind the SmartBoard causing interference?
  3. Has the SmartBoard been attached to the wall correctly?

Please let your 123ICT consultant know if you are frustrated as we are happy to resolve this for you, letting you use your SmartBoard with confidence.

Cutting printing costs

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We are currently looking into ways of cutting printing costs for schools. As part of this initiative Dan has been evaluating Papercut in one of the schools he supports.

It is designed for use in education and once he has completed his pilot, we will let you know our findings.

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