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  1. Dell acquires Wyse Technologies

    by , 2nd April 2012 at 09:00 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    It looks like Dell are on a spending spree.

    DESKTOP PC FLOGGER Dell will buy thin-client vendor Wyse for an undisclosed sum.

    Dell has spent the last five years trying to shrug off its image as a beige box shifter with a significant push into the enterprise. Michael Dell even said, "Dell is not a PC company". Now the firm is moving further away from its tin box roots by buying Wyse, a company that's well known for its thin-client
  2. There goes that plan...

    by , 28th March 2012 at 10:54 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    I've just ordered 4 new computers, due to serious failures in a few classes, and had an idea.

    The new computers are licenced for Windows 7 Home Premium [SP1], but will actually be running Windows XP.

    My idea was... rejiggle the licences around [Put the licence for the old machine on the new one] and then there'd be some decent Win7 lincences going spare. [which I may or may not have planned to aquire...]

    Turns out, you can't do that. ...
    Random ramblings

    by , 23rd March 2012 at 09:14 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Not a rant... More "omg my boss is awesome!" I just felt like sharing.

    The following is an ACTUAL e-mail chain sent between the head and myself. [It's also backwards. Most recent at the top.]

    Not just any dragons... GANGSTER DRAGONS!

    -----Original Message-----
    Random ramblings
  4. Google AdWords

    , 18th March 2012 at 12:31 AM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    They can create some interesting results out of the blue.

    Use of domain password (& staff AUP, etc.) ;)-chinese-lady.jpg
  5. Bizarre Experience on a training course

    by , 7th March 2012 at 12:42 PM
    NB: To protect the guilty, the names of both the trainer and the training provider have been omitted.

    My recent training day experience was bizarre to say the least. I turned up late to the one-day course so perhaps didn't get off to the best start. I stupidly put the wrong address in my Google Navigation app and was blissfully unaware of this until I sailed past what I thought should have been (and was) the correct junction and ended up in the arse-end of nowhere. When I finally ...
  6. Learnt the Hard Way: How to Forcibly Remove Messages in Exchange

    by , 5th March 2012 at 03:42 PM
    Someone in my school is having a very, very bad day now, having inadvertently emailed a letter of complaint from one staff member about others round to the entire staff body by mistake. Entirely human error, but I can sympathise with the rock-in-the-gut feeling they must be going through right now.

    Anyway, because Message Recall is bloody useless and in no way a reliable way of trying to stuff the cat back into the bag, I'm sharing the following code below what I have squeezed out ...
  7. Building School Networks for the Future - with System Centre and HyperV

    by , 2nd March 2012 at 02:28 PM
    This article was originally posted on the Microsoft Schools blog on 20th Jan 2012

    Building School Networks for the Future - with System Centre and HyperV
    One of our (many) friends over at EduGeek has recently done some work with Marine Academy Plymouth taking over their systems in May 2011. We have now a series which charts the process of ...

    Updated 9th March 2012 at 11:56 PM by TheScarfedOne (Adding ping back)

  8. The Google Privacy Scandal And You

    , 1st March 2012 at 08:19 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    There has been some awful news coverage today of the privacy policy updates being carried out by Google. Many people are being misled by the reduction of the 70 seperate policies currently being agreed to down to 1 policy for 1 unified platform. It makes business sense and whilst there are always some concerns when changes are made to any organisation's policy, the storm in a teacup is being made worse by the media again.

    This morning on BBC News, the story broke about Google's changes ...

    Updated 1st March 2012 at 08:23 PM by CAM

  9. Exchange 2010 - Granting write permission for calendar sharing with OWA 2010

    by , 25th February 2012 at 10:34 PM
    Ok - so from Outlook, you've been able to share your calendar with another user for ages. The problem is there haven't really been many options around automating this. Well - enter some handy new features in Exchange 2010.

    The calendar sharing feature introduced in Outlook Web App 2010 (OWA) allows a user to grant access to their calendar to another user. To access the option, click on the Share option when in the Calendar and then on Share This Calendar. You’ll then be able to select ...
  10. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 4b (OS Images - Build/Capture)

    by , 25th February 2012 at 12:20 AM
    Welcome to Part 4b of my System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) series! So - on with Part b of getting SCCM ready for building your first Windows 7 image - how to deploy that (with a load of extra options and fancy stuff!) to your estate. In the mean time, if there is something specific you need, or that you think Ive missed, please comment or send me a PM. Alternatively, you can find me on Twitter @TheScarfedOne.

    Add New operating system image
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