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  1. FN-GM's Avatar
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    Thanks for posting

    Looking at something like this for some of the admin staff, it looks something fairly simple for the end users
  2. Marshall_IT's Avatar
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    Hi FN-GM,

    my users do sometimes use the encrypt feature in outlook out OWA but that is mainly myself or the data Manager. Most users find it easier if they can just prefix the subject with encrypt.

    Thanks for reading.
  3. FN-GM's Avatar
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    Hi,

    Do you use the Encrypt message option in Outlook or OWA? Or do you find your users forget to use this?

    Thanks
  4. john's Avatar
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    Looks quiet a nice job, shame they re-used such large computers (and XP).

    Did you suggest positioning the towers behind the monitors or even hanging them in adjustable straps under the desks? Where I used to work we designed rooms so that towers were hung under desks to create extra space, ensure an open feel and it also means the students cannot hide between each tower as they can do in that layout shown, also monitor brackets would lift screens up above the workspace creating more room for books / resources.

    Also on the images on your blog (http://www.cablers.co.uk/wp-content/...7/DSCF0336.jpg) can I suggest you get your electric insulation tester recertified given it was due in 2008 and its now 2014 I'd expect it to be re-calibrated before now to ensure its results and readings are correct and reliable.
  5. GrumbleDook's Avatar
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    This has been discussed in a variety of forums and to some extent it boils down to the school completing a risk assessment on the company, including what they have placed in the Safe Harbor notice and what the school thinks the risks are for the countries where the data may be stored.
  6. Norphy's Avatar
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    I have. It just doesn't seem to be showing.
  7. FragglePete's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy
    If there were a thank button on blog entries, I would be pressing it right now. Thank you for this, very useful.
    You could rate it!!

    Glad it helped someone.

    Pete
  8. Norphy's Avatar
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    If there were a thank button on blog entries, I would be pressing it right now. Thank you for this, very useful.
  9. FN-GM's Avatar
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    You have done a nice tidy job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by furby
    I can't get this to work, is it just AD groups and "server name' that needs changing?
    The share names and paths need to be changed as well. Be careful if you cut some parts of the script out that you don't mismatch the open/close brackets, etc.

    This script will quit without doing anything if the user is logged into a local account. It only attempts to mount the shares if a network user is logged on.
    Updated 2nd July 2014 at 04:21 PM by seawolf
  12. Alis_Klar's Avatar
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    Agree with these choices. CleverTouch will have to pull something very special out of the bag to get my custom back! Just add a n Apple TV with the new iOS 8 peer-to-peer airplay feature and your sorted!
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    Nice idea!

    Can't say we've ever had a problem with laptops logging on though. We use Aruba 802.11ac AP's here and its been rock solid.
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    Whilst I agree with what Synack has stated about wired networks, in a number of primary schools, (ours in particular) do not have room for an ICT suite. So a wireless network is the only sensible option......but, we have now moved to a managed wireless network as this has allowed the school to expand it's laptop trolleys to 3, that's 48 laptops' for pupil use, we could not match that with wired workstations.
    In most cases it's the same old saying 'horses for courses', you just have to ensure that your wireless network is robust enough to cope with the traffic.
  15. Cablers_JonPaul's Avatar
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    Your quite right Synack. My wording was not particularly clear as i am far more geek than writer. We are a great advocate for desktops and dedicated IT suites. The suite pictured is one we built from scratch, including the bespoke benching for a primary school and we installed another during the last school holidays and filled it with Mac's for a high school in Essex. I think we have two more ICT suite projects just waiting for governor approval in the pipe line as well. If schools have the room for them they can be a fantastic resource and when used in conjunction with wireless and some mobile computing solutions it can provide the perfect balance to enhance ICT teaching throughout a school.

    Unfortunately many of the schools we have worked with are squeezed for space and are having to find ways of increasing class sizes. This often means that a computer suite installed a few years ago that accommodated 28/30 students now has to cope with class sizes of 31/34 students and they are not really built for sharing. I was just trying to say that wireless offers the flexibility to use school buildings in new ways. Cablers were around when every computer needed its own cable. We now install far more wireless. Its a constant battle for us to get school leadership to think about the importance of infrastructure that will serve them for many years and not just the flash tablets they see everywhere.
  16. SYNACK's Avatar
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    Calling desktops outdated and not value for money is a very limited and largely incorrect view. The future is not 'just wireless' the future is using the right tool for the right job not trying to shoehorn everything into the newest market segment. Wireless is great but there are still many areas where wired is much more suitable.
  17. simpsonj's Avatar
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    I'll just add, that after implementing the above script, my laptops now DO receive Group Policy Updates whilst on batteries and connected via Wireless. This is going to be a massive time saver looking forward.
  18. edutech4schools's Avatar
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    Since the API went public a few weeks back there are already about 200 apps that support Chromecast. Lack of proxy support is an issue.
  19. ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
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    Completely agree! But we're doing music here not graphics/video work, screen size is more important than gorgeous visuals (although the ctx is pretty nice in that aspect as it's what I use at home).
  20. Arthur's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave
    Plus a better base system to use it with.
    Your CTX monitors won't be as good as the LCD on an iMac however (cheap TN panels vs IPS).
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