Archives For Windows

Foldr for Windows Guide

Can I have Foldr as a drive on my PC?

Foldr for Windows is a single drive to access all of your files whether on the college network or in the cloud.

What is Foldr for Windows?

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How to access the Sidmouth College remote server:

Instructions for Windows
Instructions for iPhone or iPad
Instructions Android phones and tablets
Instructions for Mac

Remote Access on Windows

Click on the Start > All Programs > Accessories > Remote Desktop Connection link as in the picture below:

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Office 365 ProPlus will be offered to students at no additional charge. Students can now take advantage of all that Office 365 ProPlus has to offer.

What is included with Office 365 ProPlus subscription license?

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The latest version of Read & Write Gold 11 is now available to all students and staff and a copy can be obtained from the library.

This version is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.  The software is very useful for those students struggling with their reading and writing.  Apart from the new look and feel the application includes some new items; Nuance Vocalizer text-to-speech voices, support for Chrome and Firefox, support for Google Docs, and two new features – Word Cloud and Voice Note.

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A number of exceptional technology companies are appreciating Windows 8 new features. They say Windows 8 has top 11 features over the older versions of Microsoft Windows operating system, which are:

  1. Speedy boot time & Performance improvement
  2. User-friendly Print and search operations
  3. Metro UI and touch Mode
  4. New task manager
  5. Solution for Cyber security
  6. Internet Explorer  10
  7. Hyper-V client
  8. Sky drive
  9. Unified Extensible firmware interface
  10. Windows to go
  11. Multiple data storage devices
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The Student Development Department (SDD) have recently purchased a suite of new LG Flatron NW194WA network monitors featuring desktop virtualisation. These machines are an ideal upgrade for the department as they take up a much smaller physical footprint than their traditional counterparts as well as saving energy. These machines are connected via the network to a dedicated server which gives each computer its own virtualised desktop allowing pupils to log on and access their work. These machines are powerful enough to handle the demand from students for internet browsing, word processing as well as some image manipulation. Due to their design, they have a long shelf life as the server takes the operating system and computational load.

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Have you ever thought about how much quicker working on a document would be if you did not have to click so many buttons in order to complete a simple task? If so, have you thought about using the keyboard driven commands? Many tasks that can be done with a mouse can be achieved quicker and easier with keyboard shortcuts. Download General key commands which tells you how you can speed up day-to-day running and make more efficient use of your time.

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