Adventures With Microsoft AutoPilot On Education Shared Devices (Part 1)

In my job I chat a lot with both school leaders and IT admins about how they can simplify the management of their devices, making it faster and easier for their end users (usually students, teachers and admin staff) to get started and complete the work they need to do on a device. Unlike many…

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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…


Windows 10 S Has Arrived With Launch of Surface Laptop

The Windows 10 official blog has posted a new overview this morning of Windows 10 S and has placed a strong emphasis on how this will help students across all ages, from primary through secondary schools and into university years as well. Here is a summary video showcasing some of the best features of Windows…

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A New Era of Windows 10 Devices from Microsoft

Last week, Microsoft made an exciting announcement regarding a range of innovative new Windows 10 devices! The team's approach to devices is to create and reinvent categories – like they did with Xbox and Xbox Live, with Surface being the tablet that can replace your laptop, with Lumia and Continuum, with Surface Hub, and of course…


Update: Sir George Seymour College, Travel Careers & Training and the Southern Institute of Technology are now providing Office to every student for free!

We're very pleased to announce that Sir George Seymour College, Travel Careers & Training and the Southern Institute of Technology have joined the list of New Zealand institutions providing Office to their students for free. There are now 20 tertiary institutions across New Zealand which are providing the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus benefit to their students free of charge!…


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…