Tag Archives: Microsoft

Why won’t Skype ie Microsoft answer a simple question about their security?

Two months on and I am still chasing Skype ie Microsoft about fraudulent transactions. I guess 4 out of 5 ain’t bad… My last 2 emails to Microsoft/Skype have asked the following… 4. For the record then, can you formally … Continue reading

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Nooooo Windows 10 upgrade saga continued..

After too many hours and lots of effort my guinea pig HP Stream 32GB device finally got the big tick from the W10 pre install. After 45 minutes and 99% completed the update failed with error code oxc19002oe. Great – in short … Continue reading

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“Stationary Lists” – can they include apps?

I have been reviewing the stationery list for Digital Technologies classes. I can see the possibility that using the Adobe suite may not be affordable by the school in the future which leaves several options… Use Open Source – GIMP … Continue reading

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8GB required for Windows update?

I just purchased an HP Windows 10 laptop. I got Windows because the Office suite is brilliant and quite a lot of the applications such as XAMPPS cannot be easily supported within the school environment on non-Windows machines.  (BTW… WEGC … Continue reading

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“in loco parentis” – Silicon Valley and Seattle

Having safely returned from leading a group of 27 Wellington East Girls College (WEGC) students to Silicon Valley and Seattle over 12 days I now have a pretty good idea of what the term in loco parentis means ie in place of … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley and Seattle… the sequel (and maybe some help needed)

Following a successful trip in 2014 to Silicon Valley (Google, Facebook, Adobe, Dreamworks, Intel, Tech Museums..)  and Seattle (Microsoft, Boeing, Museum of  Flight…) WEGC is doing it all over again – in about 5 weeks time. The tech firms have … Continue reading

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Excel and Word tests to gain employment

Quite interesting that for many entry level jobs applicants have to complete Microsoft Excel and Word competency tests. This makes me wonder if we are doing our students a dis-service by migrating them to Google or Open Source equivalents. Having … Continue reading

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