Azure AD B2B – Simplifying Collaboration With Users Outside Your Organisation

Collaboration is a buzz word that is hard to avoid in virtually every sphere of life these days, whether that is education, work environments and right through to team building exercises. This week I learnt about Azure AD B2B a new feature in Azure Active Directory that went into general availability in April 2017. This feature…

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Microsoft Release New Surface Pro

Overnight Microsoft announced the new Surface Pro device, replacing the previous model Surface Pro 4. With this new model the numbering has gone, i.e. this is not a Surface Pro 5, rather it is simply known as a Surface Pro. These are available for pre-order today from as low as NZ$1214,10 including GST for the…

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OneDrive Files On Demand – Perfect For BYOD

Over the last couple of years it has been evident that increasing numbers of BYOD laptops have transitioned to Solid State Disks (SSD) which is terrific since they are significantly faster than traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDD), have lower failure rates and also improve battery life. However, due to their higher price point, the actual…

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Digital Inking – Improves Teaching & Learning

I have visited a number of schools and demonstrated many of the natural hand gestures for editing and Ink Replay available in Office365 and the response is always very positive. I have recently found the above infographic showing independent research from Sharon Oviatt, an expert in human centered interfaces,multi-modal interfaces and use of pen inputs…

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Microsoft’s May Education Event – Overview

As many readers will have caught up on, Microsoft had a major education event yesterday with the key announcements of a new member of the Surface device family, Surface Laptop, and a new variation on Windows 10, called Windows 10 S. Keen readers can watch the entire launch event here however the 101 second summary is…

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Device Based Activation for Office365 ProPlus – Great For Education

I wrote a recent blog post with the best practice guide to how to deploy Office365 ProPlus in various scenarios. Some of the feedback on that post was how would this work in a shared device environment such as a school computer lap or shared laptops in a COW (Computers on Wheels). The guide does…

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