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  1. HyperV Clusters

    by , 17th February 2013 at 09:01 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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  2. ICT Tip #32 - Searching Windows 7 Folders by content

    by , 12th February 2013 at 03:48 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 ...
  3. NAACE ICT Impact Awards

    by , 11th February 2013 at 05:25 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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  4. ICT Tip #31 - Searching Windows 7 Folders by filename

    by , 5th February 2013 at 04:39 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 01:03 PM by sonofsanta (tags & category)

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  5. BETT 2013

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    , 2nd February 2013 at 09:20 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 ...
  6. VB Script to snoop DHCP logs

    by , 1st February 2013 at 05:39 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 07:55 PM by Duke5A

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  7. ICT Tip #29 - Recent Documents in Windows 7

    by , 31st January 2013 at 03:18 PM
    Apologies for the lateness on this one, real life rather got in the way this end. I've just managed to send out a tip round here, so it's time I posted another one up here for your pleasure.

    This one follows on quite closely from last week's tip on pinning shortcuts to the Start Menu; this week it's ICT Tip 029 - Recent Documents in Win7.doc. The thinking being that you can pin your most used applications, then pin the most used documents in that application.

    We noticed that a number of ...

    Updated 6th February 2013 at 01:03 PM by sonofsanta

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  8. Creating a box and whisker plot in Excel 2007

    by , 31st January 2013 at 01:05 PM
    Excel doesn't have a built-in Box and Whisker chart type, but it's possible to make something similar-looking using a Stock chart.

    I have created a PDF detailing how to do this:
    Cloning of servers-creating-box-whisker-plot-excel-2007.pdf
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  9. BETT show

    by , 30th January 2013 at 09:48 PM
    Well, today I visited the BETT show at Excel in London and, as a result, today I joined EduGeek.
    I wonder what other BETT show visitors made of it?

    I made a beeline for and particularly enjoyed the event 'Technology and How We Learn' where Armand D'Angour, Bette Chambers and Susan Greenfield gave us their take on what 'educational software/programming' ought to be aiming for. Highly though provoking.
    Brave and outspoken, I particularly enjoyed Bette Chambers (Uni York and ...
  10. Capita SIMS Developments for 2013 - SIMs Learning Gateway

    by , 30th January 2013 at 12:10 PM
    A departure from my normal blog topics to something even more relevant to a lot of schools than my normal writings.

    Introduction
    SIMS is a School Management database, written and supported by Capita Education Services. 6 months has passed since I was invited to join Capita at their Annual Conference to see and write about forthcoming changes, as well as report back on the year (and ask the awkward questions from the community). In this post, Im going to pick up on SIMS Learning ...
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