I will be at BETT 2012 and can't wait for it to come. Partly for "professional development," partly to see you Edugeekers again and partly to restock my desk with a bagful of freebie office supplies.
My freebie-fu was weak last year. With any luck it has since improved!
3 blog posts in as many days... 2 in one day? WHAT SORCERY IS THIS! Attachment 12669
[Wow... that's smaller than I thought it'd be... Click to embiggen.]
Neg rep because you dislike Reddit?
Or you're one of THOSE 4channers who think Reddit is the cancer of the internet?
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a reaction image if worth at least 500 emotions.
Just because something is from reddit/tumblr/4chan/wherever
Updated 11th January 2012 at 01:37 PM by X-13
I'm thinking of making one at work.
Think of it as CPD, if you like.
We have 10 old RM computers [F-series] just sitting there gathering dust.
We also have 4 switches sitting around, plus a lot of various cables.
Our head would probably let me do it... But, I can't think of a use for it...
Updated 13th January 2012 at 11:55 AM by X-13
I can't believe I just spent over half an hour changing my desktop wallpaper...
I had the wallpaper on a USB... It just wouldn't display properly.
Set it to "tiled", works fine.
"Center"... Still good.
The colour borks and it becomes worthless. This is what the wallpaper looks like, for those that are interested.
[NOTE - not the actual one that borked. This one borks
Ive had a lot of contact from people asking about installing System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) – having all sorts of issues with it. Normally – this install and config to the basics of doing a build and capture, through to the end game of it deploying your network clients for you!
Im not going to cover AD or DHCP – other than saying have 2 accounts setup ready to use, something like SCCMAdmin and SCCMClient. Make sure that you arent running SCCM on the same server as DHCP;
Ok – so, most of you know I love System Centre products – and after getting SCCM (System Centre Configuration Manger) setup nicely (I will blog on this, as lots of people seem to have a problem getting this up and running in less than a day) – it was time to play with its partner in crime SCOM (System Centre Operations Manager). Introduction
What exactly is Operations Manager? Well, it revolves around an agent on the computer to be monitored. The agent watches that computer,
When you output dates in SIMS with the Reporting tool, the results will come out as text and cannot be converted into a proper date with the number format window. This is a fix used in the SIMS Standard Portrait template to prevent Excel from throwing a fit and entering the data incorrectly. You can modify the template and remove the fix but that is best left to advanced users, there is a simpler option.
Let's take a date in the format "1 March 2012" in cell C2. You can
The last article covered some of the rationale and an overview - this is a bit more of the "how to". Remember, there are two elements to MySite – the first showing your feed, all activity from your linked people (a la friends). The second, your profile.
Now – the problem comes with the logic behind setting this up. In Education – we tend to like everything being accessible through one entry point. This will usually be though a firewall or gateway device. MySites
When I first started writing on Edugeek, many will remember me as one of the Sharepoint gang. My more recent writings may have convinced some of you that I was less interested in it now…but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Sharepoint 2010 is a brilliant product – and one which could be put to great use in Schools and Colleges. The Rationale
As IT Professionals, we are constantly battling against the students (and the staff in some cases) with Social Networking. We are
Updated 30th December 2011 at 06:07 PM by TheScarfedOne
This article is a continuation, and update on the changes made since the original article published earlier in the year.
A bit of background to start with… in Summer 2011, I started a big modernisation project at the Academy I took over at. When I started, we were still on Windows XP across the desktops. To take us to Windows 7 presented a problem – the specs of some machines prevented it. I had a significant number of Celeron 1.6’s and 1.9’s. Although I tested