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Azure Virtual Desktop – Secure and Scalable with Entra ID and Intune

This blog post is based on the presentation given by Dave Cook in our Jisc Cyber Community in April 2024. Who is this blog aimed at: IT Teams who administer and are responsible for Cloud estates and the security of them. What is the purpose of the blog: To help member/customer IT teams understand the […]

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Empowering European Research and Education: The OCRE 2024 Tender Unveiled

GÉANT has announced the OCRE 2024 Tender for European R&E cloud services procurement, now live in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). This third iteration is poised to bring a host of advantages to Research and Education (R&E) institutions across Europe, with Jisc among the 42 buyers across 39 countries. The OCRE 2024 […]

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Cloud advice

Windows 11 Enterprise Upgrade Issues and how to Fix (Subscription not active)

Quick blog post here explaining an Intune remediation to fix devices where they do not activate via a subscription. If your device looks like this then you don’t need to follow this guide If for any reason you have Not active in the subscription, this could mean that the CLIP Service store has become corrupt […]

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Case studies

Empowering Data Insights: Oracle Analytics Cloud Transformed University Reporting

Quistor is the Oracle partner that provides cloud solutions in the UK through the OCRE framework. This framework allows you to access Coud services at discounted prices and with simplified procurement processes. One of the cloud services that Quistor offers is Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), a powerful platform that lets you explore and visualise your […]

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News

Reminder: PSTN end of life in 2025

Openreach are in the progress of moving all customers from the old analogue public switched telephone network (PSTN) to a fully digital network: Openreach puts the stopper on copper | Openreach – this means no more ISDN or analog copper lines, fiber is the way forward.  As of September 2023, Openreach are only provide digital […]

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Service announcements

New service: Microsoft 365 Health Check

After a successful pilot, we now offer the new Jisc Cloud professional service – Microsoft 365 Health Check A high-level security review of the Microsoft 365 tenant- Review of Microsoft Security Centre Review the Tenant against Jisc and Microsoft best practices. Entra conditional access policies Review of Teams admin portal Use and recommendations – various […]

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News

GÉANT launches market consultation for upcoming ‘OCRE 2024’ tender

The OCRE cloud framework has been a successful initiative to provide cloud services to the research and education sector. GÉANT, in collaboration with NRENs including Jisc, is preparing the procurement for the next iteration of the framework, aiming to address the changing needs and challenges of the sector. GÉANT has published a Prior Information Notice […]

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Road to Cyber Essentials: Android

This is the 8th part of my Road to CE series, in this post we’ll look at Android and fully managing Android. Microsoft + Android MDM is a lot easier than Apple, that’ll be coming up in the next post. Initial Setup First follow the instructions on Connect your Intune account to your Managed Google […]

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Road to Cyber Essentials: iOS

This is the 9th part of my Road to CE series, in this post we’ll look at iOS and fully managing iOS (iPhone/iPads), we’ll cover MacOS briefly as well for the initial setup, but MacOS will be a future post. Sadly Apple MDM in Intune isn’t as fluid as Android, but we’ll go through it. […]

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New Jisc cloud professional services pilots

I’m excited to introduce two new services that Jisc cloud is seeking institutions to pilot with us: Microsoft Intune deployment accelerator pilot A project to demonstrate how to use Microsoft Intune so that you can confidently set the configuration and policies that will enable endpoint management. This will include mobile devices as well as laptop/desktop […]