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  • Blog Post: New IE9 CEOP browser increasing internet safety for families

    With the numbers of young adults and children using the internet expanding, and with more families with access to the internet in their homes, keeping children and young adults safer online is more than ever important. Did you know that 26% of children use social network sites such as FaceBook or Moshi...
  • Blog Post: Essex Schools choose Live@Edu

    Essex County Council has just completed the rollout of Live@Edu to 487 schools. This was a large and complex project involving the migration of accounts and mailboxes from a third-party hosted Exchange 2007 environment to the new Microsoft cloud email service. Mark Reynolds, School Business Manager for...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: How to deploy Windows 7 when you’re tied to IE6

    If you are one of the schools that need to use Internet Explorer 6 to stay compatible with a specific application you use, then you may find it useful to know that there are options to help you to move your ICT infrastructure forward, whilst keeping IE6 support on your network for certain users. One...
  • Blog Post: How to manage the risk of Internet Explorer 6

    If you’re still running Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) within your school, instead of being on a later version, then you’re probably doing it for a very good reason – especially as many websites are reducing or removing support for IE6 (for example Google and YouTube both dropped IE6 support this year). And...
  • Blog Post: The EU Browser choice screen and school networks

    The browser ballot screen has been rolling out for a few weeks now – and will have been appearing on a screen near you already. Here’s some of the detail, from the official blog post : The browser choice screen software update will be offered as an automatic download through Windows Update for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Today is Safer Internet Day

    If you switched on the radio this morning, you’ll have heard Jim Gamble from CEOP, and know that it’s European Safer Internet Day today. As I mentioned in my post a couple of weeks ago , we have been supporting schools, parents and young people in a variety of different ways. Today, we have lots of our...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer patch – time to roll it out

    I’m sure you’ve already got this covered, but just in case you have missed it, we released the update for Internet Explorer overnight to resolve the security glitch that the BBC et al have been getting all frothed up about. If you’ve got automatic updates set up on your own computer, or your school network...
  • Blog Post: IE7 update coming your way - automatically...

    This isn't specific to education, and I'm sure that if you need to know things like this, you'll automatically be registered to our update and security blogs, but for the network managers out there, here's a quick note: Windows Update will automatically deploy Internet Explorer 7 next month, if you are...
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