Retention Policies In Office365

I’ve been having a few conversations recently with both partners and school leaders about what to do with accounts after staff leave. I’ve learnt that some immediately delete them (often resulting in lost data that is subsequently deemed useful), while others have a series of manual processes or scripts to suspend the user and then…

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Become A Microsoft Certified Educator & Prove 21st Century Teaching Skills

In a world where we are increasingly encouraged to be “life long learners”, it is common place for employees to continue to study and up-skill themselves during their employment. For teachers this is no different, as not only are they generally subject area experts with a need to be proficient in pedagogical principles, there are…

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Use PowerShell To Manage Microsoft Teams

        The above image may not mean much to many users, but to those responsible for ICT administration it will be very welcome – a way to use PowerShell to easily automate the deployment and management of Microsoft Teams. The addition of 23 cmdlets in PowerShell to manage Teams was announced at the…

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New Zealand Government’s View On Moving To The Cloud

The New Zealand Government has some of the more progressive, proactive and permissions policies in the world when it comes to the adoption of the public cloud and they have received published some new guidelines that you can read here. These were issued by the Government’s Chief Digital Officer (GCDO) Colin MacDonald and are in addition to earlier…

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Real Stories Of Teaching With Minecraft:EE

Last week I shared a blog post from the Microsoft Australia Education Team about the difference accessibility to devices makes for learners and this week I see they’ve shared an excellent webinar showcasing the work of four teachers from New South Wales. As always, I refer you to the original blog post to read in detail:…

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Measuring And Driving Usage Of Teams For Education

If you value it, you measure it. If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. The above two quotes are pretty common in modern business practices and yet ironically for institutions that are used to assessing students on a regular basis,  I don’t always see schools regularly measuring the impact of their eLearning initiatives…

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Video: Simplifying Attendance With Flow & PowerBI

I love PowerBI and have blogged about it quite a bit here already, as well as led some projects using it in the K-12 space in previous roles. The above video is really worth checking out if you’re a school looking to simplify the process of taking attendance as well as if you’re a software developer working in the schooling…

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The Future Of OneNote In Education

Mike Tholfsen – The Future of OneNote in Education from Jared DeCamp on Vimeo. For anyone that oversees the use of technology for eLearning in their school, this video is well worth watching. In it, Mike Tholfsen does a great job going over the current, new and future features of OneNote with a specific focus on how it can be used…

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Top 5 Education Posts of 2017

The year has rushed past and I’ve been looking through the statistics of this blog and found some interesting trends. I’ve decided to collate the top five posts (by number of views) to share what you, the reader, have found most interesting and useful from this year. One: Autopilot – Even Easier Device Enrollment &…

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Connecting Communities Across Languages

Technology can break down barriers in many different ways and I’ve blogged previously about accessibility in Office365 as well as the amazing Seeing AI Appthat helps the blind to “see.” When it was first announced, Microsoft Translator was a Garage project, meaning it was something of a passion project for Microsoft developers and was not as yet, not a…

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