It’s Chrissssssstmaaaaaasssss!!

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and also an excellent opportunity to do a little bit of cheeky laptop maintenance before the new year diets and back-to-school times begin. Over the Christmas holidays, please can you: Restart your laptop! This will keep it much happier Make sure that your OneDrive is syncing. Click onto the…

OneDrive – is it up to date?

It’s important to make sure that your OneDrive is up to date and syncing all your files properly. The video below shows you how to make sure that your OneDrive app is running properly, and that your files are syncing. If you’re having trouble sorting your OneDrive out, please come and see us up at…

Using your OneDrive

All the staff laptops are now set up to save files to OneDrive, rather than storing them on the desktop or documents folder. This means that your files are backed up, as they are not stored on your laptop. The video below shows you how to use the OneDrive app, how to find your files…

Backing up your files to OneDrive

As of September, your school laptop will no longer be backed up to our servers. Therefore, you need to make sure that your work documents are all stored somewhere safely. We are recommending that your store everything in your OneDrive – this is part of your Office 365 account, which is provided through the school,…

Keeping your Laptop Happy!

Everyone’s laptop can have a bit of a funny five minutes, and the easiest way to fix this is with a simple restart. Yes, the classic IT response of “turn it off and turn it on again” actually does work! As an IT Department, we send round lots of updates to your laptops, and mostly…

What are these messages on my laptop?

    Do you ever see messages like these appearing on your laptop screen? Do you ignore them? Well stop it!! These updates are sent through from the IT Department to keep your laptop updated and running smoothly, so when you see them please don’t ignore them…

Syncing your Laptop

To make sure that the desktop and documents folders on your laptop are backed up, you need to sync your laptop. This is very easy to do, and will ensure that you don’t ‘lose’ any of your important work! When you are logged in on your laptop, the FileSync icon  will be visible in the…

Upgrading to Office 2016 on your laptop

If you use a Bryanston laptop, you’ll need to upgrade your version of Office to 2016 using Self Service. It is really important that you quit all the Office applications before you start. The video below will show you how to do it – the whole process takes about 20 minutes, and is simple to do…