Age 0 - 3 Age 3 - 7 Age 7 - 11 Age 3 - 11 Age 11 - 16 Age 11 - 16 Age 16 - 18

Microsoft Surface Onboarding

scroll down

On this page you will find… [more info to come]

Contents

Windows Setup
Meraki MDM Setup
Office 365 and OneDrive
Firefly
The Stylus
Power Management
Care and Handling
Protective Cases
Physical Security

Windows Setup

All of the devices are configured in a way that means on first start-up they will automatically link themselves to Berkhamsted’s Microsoft device management system.

The process is straight forward and will require the following;

  • Plugged in to the mains charger
  • At least 30 minutes uninterrupted Wi-Fi connection to the internet.
  • Your school email address and password.

You will be prompted by Windows Cortana – this is Microsoft’s equivalent of Siri. You can mute Cortana by pressing F4 or clicking the Microphone icon on screen.

You will be prompted with the following selection screens;

Let’s start with region – United Kingdom
Is this the right keyboard layout? – United Kingdom
Want to add a second keyboard layout? – Skip
Let’s connect you to a network – As part of this setup process avoid public WiFi networks like those you’d find in cafes, hotels as some of these don’t provide a ‘straight-through’ connection to the internet and you may encounter issues with the setup.
Welcome to Berkhamsted School Group! – Enter your school email address
Enter your password – Remember that passwords are case sensitive.
Setting up your device for work – No action is required on this screen. This process can take a while depending on the speed of your internet connection so please be patient.

Power Management

Both the Surface Go and Surface Pro have a very reasonable battery life. If you apply basic power management practices it should last the entire day. Consider the following;

  • Screen brightness – this has the highest impact on battery life.
  • Shutdown or standby – Shutting down the device will conserve the most battery power, although will take a little longer to start up. Whilst on standby the device will consume a small amount of power, but will start up quicker. – consider which is the best option.

If your device looses charge and is unusable in a lesson you will have the option to borrow a portable battery charger from an IT drop in centre – however bear in mind that each time you borrow a charger, your Head of House will be informed and certain sanctions will be in place for repeat offenders.