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FTTC Broadband rollout in Oxfordshire

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BBFOIn 2013, Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) was awarded their BDUK funding which will enable BT to rollout high speed Internet to the majority of the county by 2015.

More details on the project can be found  via the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire website.

This FTTC roll out will have an affect on Oxfordshire schools and we will be working closely with our broadband partners to ensure that 123ICT schools are aware of the ...

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Office 365 Update for Oxfordshire Schools

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Oxfordshire schools have been anxiously waiting to hear about the Office 365 email project. This week OCC posted an article on Schools News which you can access via Microsoft Live@Edu to Office 365 email upgrade update | Schools.

In summary, school email accounts will be upgraded from Live@Edu to Office 365 between 1 and 5 July 2013. Schools will then be able to access emails via mail.office365.com using a new username and password – these will be sent out next week ...

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Windows 8.1

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For schools interested in the next version of Windows 8, Microsoft has released the ISO files for preview.

https://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview-download

Biggest update is the fact they have bought the start button back (Hurray!)

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MIS update: Oxfordshire Pupil Tracking (OPT)

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In June, OCC announced that they were in a position to migrate OPT data from Capita SIMS into RM IntegrisG2. This has been delayed and RM Integris schools are still using OCC SIMS for OPT data entry.

OCC also announced that an OPT support service is available to all schools on SIMS or Integris, regardless of support provider. OPT is well regarded in Oxfordshire schools and if a school chooses to buy into it they will continue to receive future OPT updates and upgrades; they can ...

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RM-Unify Review

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123ICT Spent an interesting day at RM Real Centre yesterday.

As part of our visit, RM gave us a demonstration of RM Unify which is an exciting new browser based product which allow schools to effectively bookmark and organise educational websites.

We can see this being really useful for schools, particularly as it uses Active Directory to allow single sign on in to various hosted (cloud) services/programs (e.g. MSOffice 365, RM Easimaths, Education City – ...

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