Microsoft Trial in a Box

Thinking about the future of your school device platform? Let us show you how easy it is with Windows10 and powerful low-cost devices….and you can keep the devices! Schools have been telling us they’re looking for easy to manage and great low-cost devices for their students and classrooms.   Microsoft NZ is pleased to offer you…

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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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Autopilot – Even Easier Device Enrollment & Deployment In Windows 10 Out Of The Box

With Windows 10 Creators Update you can now configure and deploy devices even easier, thanks to the newly announced Autopilot and Intune (part of the EMS suite). Autopilot is similar to Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP), in that you can pre-register a unique hardware identifier before the device is even turned on. When the device is shipped to 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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Upgrading BYOD Devices To Win10 Education

UPDATE: I have had a number of schools asking me whether this upgrade path below allows students in a BYOD programme with MacBooks to upgrade to Win10 Edu for dual booting. The good news is that the answer is YES. Because Mac OSX / Mac OS is considered a qualifying license for the Windows Volume Licensing programme, students…

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BYOD Case Study: The Surface Pro's Seamless Integration into Tuckahoe School

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA9j3pbzfp8:0:0] We are very excited to share with you this fantastic case study of Tuckahoe School's adoption of the Surface Pro in their BYOD program. Check out the video and tweet us your thoughts! @MSNZEducation Not sure where to start with BYOD? Want to learn more? Download our discussion paper which investigates the myths around…

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Scots College sees Office 365 as a "key factor on BYOD strategy"

Scots College, an independent Presbyterian day and boarding school for boys Years 1 – 13, recently deployed Office 365 as their school wide staff and student productivity tool. After hosting their complimentary Windows in the Classroom Seminar (http://www.microsoft.com/nz/windowsintheclassroom/), Assistant Principal of the Senior School (NCEA) and ICT Manager, Alistair West saw Office 365 as "a key factor on…

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Your Guide to Everything BYOD

We are very excited to share with you Microsoft’s latest BYOD discussion paper put together by Partners in Learning Australia. This paper is a significant update from the previous version and gives you a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about implementing a BYOD programme in your school.  The ongoing debate regarding the…

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Mairangi Bay School Principal reviews his Surface RT experience

  Bruce Warren, Principal at Auckland’s Mairangi Bay School, recently took a Microsoft Surface RT with him on a two-week study tour of Korea. This recent article by Interface Magazine gives us a fantastic run down of his thoughts, feelings and experiences towards the device. But here’s a few of Bruce’s words: “My first impressions were positive. I liked…

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Which Windows 8 PC is right for your school? Looking at the Surface Pro

The future of educational technology is “Bring Your Own Device”, (BYOD), and we are seeing more and more schools moving away from providing devices for students every day.    BYOD has allowed for there to be a one-to-one ratio of students with a diverse range of technological devices. Here are just a few of the…

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