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  1. time and date

    by , 2nd January 2011 at 03:45 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by pacisalbert View Post
    problem cannot adjust even administrator account
  2. Garfield Theory Of Users

    by , 22nd December 2010 at 10:09 AM
    I have a theory that we can categorise how comfortable our users are with IT based on the characters out of the Garfield show. Do not worry I am not saying that all your users eat lasagna all day (but that maybe the case I wouldn’t know). Lets take each main character from the show Read More At My Main Blog Here

    Updated 25th December 2010 at 11:40 PM by russdev

  3. Implementing a 1 to 1 Laptop Scheme

    by , 16th December 2010 at 04:08 AM
    click here for original blog link

    There are many ways to implement a successful 1:1 laptop scheme, below is a list of areas to consider. Each school, college, educational establishment will have its own factors, special areas to consider, below is my list of things to consider.

    After the list below, I have included a paragraph of information related to my own specific experience of implementing a very successful Apple Macbook Pro 1:1 scheme. It should also be noted ...
  4. Five Jobs You Can Do At Christmas

    by , 15th December 2010 at 11:02 PM
    Holidays for IT support in education are usually full of server and system upgrades as the staff and students are not in and this enables us to take the system down. However at Christmas we get one or two days at the most. This is due to the bank holidays and IT support staff, heaven forbid, wanting to spend time with their families.

    Take these few days to do the few little jobs that you have been meaning to get sorted. Below are some suggestions to help you on your way (of course ...

    Updated 16th December 2010 at 01:20 PM by russdev

  5. Tapatalk application for use on the forums with your mobile device

    by , 15th December 2010 at 07:27 PM
    First off, I want to say I have NO affiliation with Tapatalk, I am just a happy user of the service, and would like to notify the admins of this site (assuming this is a start, or someone can point them to this thread perhaps?).

    I personally use this as an admin on a local VB forum, and as a user on another forum. When I signed up here, and saw it was a VB site, I looked to add it to my device, and it wasn't there. So I figured I'd make a post, and thought this would be the best ...
  6. Replacing Microsoft Exchange with Live@Edu.... NOT SO FAST!!

    , 8th December 2010 at 05:52 PM

    OK, so I heard a great quote on twitter a while back:

    "In 5 years time, running an exchange server will be like running your own nuclear power plant to heat your home"

    This sounds like a sensible statement to me and since we have an aging Exchange 2003 server I thought I would look into being an early adopter of their "Live@EDU" cloud based email system.


    Updated 9th December 2010 at 10:02 AM by zag

  7. XenServer - Linux Based but not always liking Linux Virtual Machines

    by , 8th December 2010 at 04:44 PM
    We've had a XenServer running since last year, and have been impressed so much that we introduced another one this year and both hosts have some eight Windows based servers sitting on them.

    I've got a small Linux server running on an old workstation that hosts the Xibo Signage System and also looks after LimeSurveys as well running on Ubuntu. My plan was to move this to another VM on the newer host as it has more than enough capacity.

    It would seem that only certain ...
  8. Where are you all coming from!?

    by , 24th November 2010 at 10:25 PM
    I've just been browsign teh forumsand noticed a member from Canada with over 200 posts and another US user with 300+. I mean it's great that we have such global coverage and membership, but I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I've never noticed these people before, and they've been posting for ages!!
    Mind you, if more of you North American members want to say hi at the ISTE 2011 show in Philly in June plese do. It's nice to put names to faces.
  9. Exam Boards, am I missing something?

    by , 24th November 2010 at 04:47 PM
    Teacher preparing for OCR Level 1 ICT Functional Skills, and this particular guidance note took my interest:

    During the time allowed for Part B (1 hour 45 minutes), candidates must not have access to the internet. Candidates should not be able to send or receive emails but must have access to email software (such as Outlook or Outlook Express) so that they can demonstrate their ability to e.g. organise attachments when sending an email.
    So, blocking Internet - no problem, ...
  10. Graham Alexander Who?

    by , 23rd November 2010 at 01:49 PM
    Been tasked with looking into implementing an internal VOIP phone system to link up some buildings that don't have phone lines installed.

    Have been looking at things like 3CX and AsteriskNow (with Freepbx).

    Have to say that I really do like the look of 3CX; windows based, really easy to setup and configure but its going to cost if we want to have more than 4 people talking at one. Also been told there is no money.

    So, looking at AsteriskNOW, and its ...