SLP Migration to Microsoft 365 Schools’ Tenancy

By |2021-10-13T10:15:57+01:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Technology|

Frequently Asked Questions: It is free of charge for schools to keep the data they store on the Somerset Learning Platform (SLP) with Somerset County Council (SCC). There is no cost for SCC’s ICT Team to set up your school’s new tenancy. We will move all your current data from the SLP to the [...]

Reminder: Update to Microsoft 365 and Outlook for Windows connectivity

By |2021-10-04T14:49:49+01:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: Technology|

Starting November 1, 2021, the following versions of Outlook for Windows, as part of Office and Microsoft 365 Apps, will not be able to connect with Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services. Office and Microsoft 365 Apps Outlook for Windows Version Office 2013 15.0.4970.9999 and older Office 2016 16.0.4599.9999 and older Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (formerly [...]

Content filtering licences extended until 30 September 2022

By |2021-09-17T10:41:57+01:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Technology|

When you set up your Chromebooks, you were given the option to activate content filtering from Cisco Umbrella. This was a temporary solution to safeguard children and young people using the devices, and was due to expire on 30 September 2021. To ensure devices remain safe for children and young people to use, we’ve extended [...]

DfE-restricted Windows laptops and tablets – licenses extended

By |2021-09-14T11:24:04+01:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Technology|

Information for organisations with DfE-restricted Windows laptops and tablets Mobile device management and content filtering licenses extended until 30 September 2022 As you are aware, software licenses on DfE-restricted Windows laptops and tablets were due to expire on 30 September 2021. Although most organisations have already reset their devices or have plans in place to [...]

Safeguarding settings on your devices expire in 12 weeks

By |2021-07-09T10:28:49+01:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Technology|

There are 12 weeks to go until content filtering and device management software licenses provided with Chromebooks and ‘DfE Restricted’ Windows laptops and tablets expire. If you received Chromebooks from DfE When you set up the Chromebooks you were given the option to activate content filtering through Cisco Umbrella. If you chose to do this, these [...]

NCSC News – latest security updates

By |2021-07-08T09:25:32+01:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: Technology|

Please see two notifications for your review and where applicable, action. CVE-2021-34527 Windows Print Spooler (PrintNightmare) Microsoft has released security updates to address a security vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler (CVE-2021-34527 “PrintNightmare”). Microsoft recommends installing the June 2021 security update and security updates released on or after 6 July 2021. Further information, workarounds and [...]

Reminder: Skype for Business Online retires July 31, 2021

By |2021-07-01T10:59:58+01:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Technology|

Originally announced in MC219641 (July '20), as Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Microsoft 365, this is a reminder the Skype for Business Online service will retire July 31, 2021. How this will affect your organization If your organization has been scheduled for a Microsoft-assisted upgrade from Skype for Business Online to [...]

What schools must publish on their school websites 2020

By |2020-11-20T09:16:53+00:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: Technology|

Schools have a statutory duty to arrange for specific information to be published online. Ofsted inspectors will review your website as part of their inspection preparation. Statutory requirements should be part of your Ofsted inspection checklist to ensure school website compliance. Since the school website regulations appeared in 2012 we have been maintaining a school website [...]

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