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 [...]

Somerset Learning Platform (SLP) to be decommissioned by April 2022

By |2021-07-02T11:01:36+01:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Technology|

What impact does this have on schools and educational settings? We want to make you aware that a number of services will be decommissioned from April 2022, including: Single sign-on The same email and passwords are currently used across the various applications that use the Somerset Learning Platform, iPost and Schools closures as these [...]

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 [...]

New Service – Remote Access for Staff

By |2020-11-10T11:03:04+00:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Technology|

A new service is being offered by SCC which will allow schools to have full and unlimited access to their server using VPN (virtual private network) to access a remote connection. Many schools have remote working solutions in place which have proved invaluable during the current Covid-19 crisis and will continue to be important as we [...]

Senso Chrome Essentials Package

By |2020-11-10T11:11:26+00:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Technology|'s Chrome Monitoring solutions have been developed in response to a demand from teachers and administrators to support the embrace of distance learning, ensuring students using these devices are kept safe, engaged and focused, wherever they are connecting from. Exclusively from #Getech - designed to give educators the tools needed to keep students on task & improve [...]

Google for Education April Highlights

By |2020-04-30T11:20:57+01:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Technology|

Classroom and Google Meet are Now Integrated To make it easier for the over 100 million students and educators now using Classroom for distance learning, we’ve integrated Classroom and Meet, putting both tools in one place. Create a Meet directly from Classroom and explore new controls. Chromebook Accessibility Tools for Distance Learning There are [...]

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