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  1. ICT Tip #33 - Quick Navigation with the Windows 7 Start Menu

    by , 27th February 2013 at 02:55 PM
    Sorry, bit delayed as I only finished up my tip for here late yesterday afternoon so ran out of time to post this; then I got busy this morning and, well, it's now a day late. Sorry.

    Anyway! This tip may or may not be overly relevant to you, as it depends on how you've configured your environment; still, it should be a starting point. ICT Tip 033 - Quick Navigation with the Start Menu.doc

    Steal/adapt/re-use/redistribute, but no charging money. Not sure how much you'd get, mind.
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  2. A thought on blocking used games and DRM...

    by , 20th February 2013 at 09:07 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    This says that a company CANNOT block the sale of software. And that once you've purchased it, they lose the right to control it. Steam even changed their rules on reselling games because of it [Only in the EU, IIRC.]

    There's also another court decision, which I can't find, what says that EULAs aren't legally binding. So they can't even get you that way. But, that may be US only.

    So it follows logically, that this and this would be illegal in the EU, along with a lot ...
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  3. HyperV Clusters

    by , 17th February 2013 at 08:01 PM
    Some of you may have read from my previous Microsoft School Blog posts that I run a HyperV Clustered network. This consists of 3 HyperV Hosts, running Server 2008 R2 (considering when to upgrade to 2012)... with the VHD server data files located on a SAN.

    This allows me to use the Failover Clustering feature to manage the resilience of the network.

    This week; I came across an odd problem.

    I was getting ready to do some maintenance across the system - ...
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  4. ICT Tip #32 - Searching Windows 7 Folders by content

    by , 12th February 2013 at 02:48 PM
    Continuing on closely from last time, we're going into a bit more detail on the Windows 7 search tool - how to search for a file based on the content inside it. Useful when every document you save is in the format Doc1 - new version - really new version - USE THIS ONE - old.docx

    You'd think I'd worked in education for five years, watching staff and students alike using just this naming scheme.

    ICT Tip 032 - Searching by File Content.doc

    Steal/reuse/remix/share, but profit ...
  5. NAACE ICT Impact Awards

    by , 11th February 2013 at 04:25 PM (Grumbledook's stuff!)
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    It felt very strange on Thursday whilst down at BETT ... I was nervous, excited, pensive and lots of other things which generally mean I was not too sure how to feel.

    I had been put forward for an award and was waiting to hear about being shortlisted.

    Naace has no doubt about the impact that ICT can have on learning and teaching when used well by skilled and creative professionals. ICT makes a real difference to learnerís achievement
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  6. ICT Tip #31 - Searching Windows 7 Folders by filename

    by , 5th February 2013 at 03:39 PM
    Yes, number 31. Number 30 was a tip specific to our school about using the new headed paper by going to My Templates in Word 2010, because group policy preferences lets you do really cool stuff these days.

    Anyway, number 31 is a brief guide on searching folders in Windows 7 using the built in search. No, it's not perfect. No, it's not quick. But it does the job most of the time and it's right there. It'll meet the needs of most people most of the time and, in theory, save you all ...

    Updated 6th February 2013 at 12:03 PM by sonofsanta (tags & category)

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  7. BETT 2013

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    , 2nd February 2013 at 08:20 PM
    Well, I said I was going to BETT and here I am blogging about it. Thanks to LickOfPaint for the comment - I remember going to BETT a couple of years ago and joining Edugeek as a result. I have been using it for hints and tips and to find out info. about certain things, but had never blogged before. So, I was glad to see your comment - thanks!

    So - BETT was, as ever, exciting, inspiring and a good event where I was able to see the latest gadgets and gizmos for my classroom. I ...
  8. VB Script to snoop DHCP logs

    by , 1st February 2013 at 04:39 PM
    A forum post got me to thinking about a script to parse DHCP logs to notify someone when a particular MAC checks in with the server. You can run this script as a reoccurring task on the DHCP server and when it finds a match for the desired MAC it will send an email regarding the activity. This script will also keep a log of its own to prevent multiple email messages for the same log entry it finds. I've run this in a production environment with an internally hosted Exchange server and it works. ...

    Updated 26th February 2014 at 06:55 PM by Duke5A

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