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  1. Windows 8, Disk Usage, and the MSI GE60 Laptop

    by , 25th June 2013 at 01:33 PM
    I rarely buy hardware as a complete package, preferring to build my own PCs, however when it comes to Laptops, I felt I ought to play it safe and buy from a brand. I wanted a laptop that was powerful enough to handle the odd game (think UFO: Enemy Unknown rather than Crysis) and wasn't going to break the bank. After much deliberating, I decided on the GE60 by MSI. On paper, it had the right specs, a decent graphics card, fast processor combined with 8GB RAM. The only drawback was the hard drive, ...
  2. Learner Contacts List by Group and Priority Filter

    by , 21st June 2013 at 10:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    Another simple list report which lists learner contacts by group and priority filter.

    List all associated contacts or just the ones with above a priority level.

    Updated 19th March 2014 at 06:41 AM by ProgressoGeek

  3. Frog and FrogOS

    , 20th June 2013 at 06:52 PM
    Been a long time since I blogged on here. I have been in iPad training all day today for my school. We are introducing iPads across the school for some lessons. Each department will have to deliver a unit of work solely through iPads. It will be an interesting experiment, and I remain semi-sceptical about it, yet a little excited. Some of the apps that we are using and testing are great, and hold fantastic potential for teaching and learning and assessment.

    We are however also ...
  4. SCCM 2012 + Server 2012 + Vmware ESXi 5 0x80091007 error

    by , 19th June 2013 at 01:44 PM

    I thought I would do a quick post to let you guys know about a problem we have been having.

    We recently moved our SCCM server to a Server 2012 box from a Server 2008 R2 box. Once we moved during OSD we where getting random hash miss-match errors (error 0x80091007 during OSD). It was very random and happened at different times. There was nothing wrong with our packages. If you set OSD off in a VM it worked every time.

    It turned out there seems to be ...
  5. ICT Tip #47 - Switching Windows with Win+Tab

    by , 18th June 2013 at 03:11 PM
    One of those quick little tips that makes life much easier - albeit I opted to show the shiny version to people first, because some people are forever impressed by a little bit of 3D gimmickry. It's like Alt+Tab but less useful, it's... ICT Tip 047 - Switching Windows with Win+Tab.doc!

    I don't know why I bother trying to build up suspense when I name the tip in the title of every post
  6. ICT Tip #46 - Screenshots in Word

    by , 12th June 2013 at 02:59 PM
    Continuing a theme from last week's Snipping Tool, if you're working in Word 2010 you can directly insert screen captures into a document - something else I had to have pointed out to me (by my wife, in this instance). Short and sweet and oh so useful: ICT Tip 046 - Insert Screenshot in Word.doc

  7. Next Gen Consoles, Corporations and Consumerism

    by , 11th June 2013 at 08:53 PM
    Firstly, I should make it clear that this isn't a "pro PC" "anti Console" or other sort of platform bias. I've been doing a fair bit of investigation and prodding around with information from before and during E3 whilst I help look after someone's PR for it.

    What does someone want in a console?
    Get home from school/work/the pub and you want to relax.
    Feet up on the sofa.
    Controller in hand.
    Unwind with game of choice.
    That game ...
  8. ICT Tip #45 - Snipping Tool

    by , 7th June 2013 at 03:31 PM
    Late again. Sorry!

    This one was new to me when a teacher pointed it out, and is actually fantastically useful - particularly if you're trying to train your users in how to report an issue (good luck, if so).

    ICT Tip 045 - Snipping Tool.doc is an easy way of screencapping areas of a screen. It is actually quicker than Print Screen -> Open Irfanview -> Paste -> Crop -> Copy -> Paste, so may well be useful to you as well as your end users.

    May all ...
  9. Learner Category Summary with show/hide buttons

    by , 6th June 2013 at 10:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    I wanted to have an attempt at using the expand (show/hide) feature in SSRS so I wrote this little widget to summaries the total learners by category (Free School Meal, Gifted and Talented, Looked After Children and Pupil Premium).

    It consists of 3 tables, the 2nd and 3rd being a summary by gender. By clicking on the + you can expand or shrink each table.
  10. ICT Tip #44 - Adding Work Email to a Smartphone

    by , 22nd May 2013 at 04:05 PM
    ICT Tip 044 - Work Email on Smartphones.doc

    Y'all will have to do a bit of the work yourselves this week - I've stripped out all the settings specific to my domain and replaced with them [placeholders in squarebrackets]. Go through and fill out the details as appropriate to your network. We use Exchange here, so it may not be appropriate for your network, though I'd have thought most email services were capable of supporting smartphone email.

    iPhone, Android and Windows Phone instructions ...
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