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Future developments in HSS


The Hosted School Service is designed to be modular, so that new tools can be added when required.

We capture feedback from schools during regular face-to-face meetings, as well as from schools’ ad hoc requests. This feedback informs our service development plan in which new elements for HSS are identified, considered and developed.

The PaperCut and LanSchool services were identified and implemented in this way, and they are now integral to HSS.

These improvements are planned or in progress, and are based on requests from HSS schools:


Quarter one, 2013

  • Automated server builds
  • Application virtualisation upgrades
  • 2.4GHz N wireless upgrade
  • HSS Remote Access server upgrades

Quarter two, 2013

  • Log-on performance Improvements
  • Automated server monitoring (SCOM)
  • Internet Explorer 10 and Chrome web browsers
  • New password management features

Quarter three, 2013

  • Improved power management features
  • Wireless networking Improvements
  • Data storage improvements
  • Provisioning of non-SIMS users

Quarter four, 2013

  • HSS Remote Access V2.0
  • Server virtualisation upgrades
  • Data deletion and archiving improvements
  • Windows 8/8.1 and Office 2013

Quarter one, 2014

  • Computer Studies environment