Levelling the Playing Field at Manurewa High School with Innovative BYOD Programme

This blog post first appeared on the Microsoft Case Studies website here. Today digital technology is in every aspect of our lives. But what if you’re living in a digital landscape where not everyone has access to the technology they need? For students of Manurewa High, New Zealand’s largest decile one school, this problem is…

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When To Use Intune For Education vs Full Intune Standalone

I get asked regularly by schools about which version of Intune they should be using when managing devices in their school: Intune for Education or the full version of Intune standalone. It’s a worthwhile question given the products sound so similar and towards the end of 2017 Ari Schorr wrote a good blog post answering…

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Hybrid Cloud Printing Via AzureAD Is Here

I’ve talked to a lot of schools and system integrators about using AzureAD and Microsoft Intune to manage their devices more efficiently, particularly with the announcement in 2017 of the release of Intune for Education. One of the final pieces of the cloud puzzle has been released this month with the announcement of hybrid cloud…

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Video: Creating Inclusive Classrooms

This morning I watched Mike Tholfsen’s recent webinar earlier in January with Operation Diversity where he spoke about the power of creating inclusive classrooms through the Microsoft Education tools, specifically the Learning Tools / Immersive Reader found across a range of the Office365 products. The entire video is worth watching above, but I’ve pulled out some of the key…

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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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