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  1. Adventures in Macland... my experiences with ConfigMgr 2012 and Macs Part 1

    by , 22nd March 2013 at 07:12 PM
    I've mentioned on the forums a few times that we're in the planning stages of implementing System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. I'm now at the end of the planning stage and am moving towards implementation.

    During the planning stages, we have been evaluating the Mac component of the product. My colleague @Roberto has written a little about it on his blog at It's Always My Problem. You should go read it. Go ahead, I'll wait.

    Have you ...
  2. 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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  3. BETT 2013

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    jom
    , 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 ...
  4. Building School Networks for the Future - with System Centre and HyperV

    by , 2nd March 2012 at 03:28 PM
    This article was originally posted on the Microsoft Schools blog on 20th Jan 2012
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukschools/ar...d-hyper-v.aspx

    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 10th March 2012 at 12:56 AM by TheScarfedOne (Adding ping back)

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  5. Off to Reading!

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    CAM
    , 22nd February 2011 at 05:39 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Soon! I'll be heading off tomorrow, time to get packing I guess. Should get my gadgets charged just in-case, and find the charger for my netbook. Those universal ones are useless.

    Hmmm, DSi with Advance Wars will keep me occupied on the train. If my next blog post is from Wales you will know I missed my stop because of it.

    Geeky T-Shirt, got plenty. Which one to pick!

    Have I forgotten something? Oh yes, a pen and notepad so I actually remember what was ...
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  6. It's Not a Typewriter (Office 2007/2010)

    by , 29th June 2010 at 08:06 PM (Ramblings from the Restaurant at the Ragged Edge of Reason)
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ID:	7599The two latest versions of Office handle paragraph breaks differently to Office 2003 and this seems to cause negative reactions from some users. Lately I have been exposed to a group of people who were new to the Office 2007/2010 way of spacing text and have discovered that they dislike the default settings.

    I think that the issue is not so much based on usability but more based on inertia with regards to previously learnt behaviour. The standard behaviour ...
  7. Office 2010 Road Warrior Event at Papakura Normal School (Part 2 of 2)

    by , 26th June 2010 at 07:51 PM (Ramblings from the Restaurant at the Ragged Edge of Reason)
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    Excel
    Excel is the flagship product for the 64 bit line of Office applications, as Excel itself now has no row limit on documents it is only limited by the memory available on your computer. Excel is in fact the only program that Microsoft recommends from their 64 bit offering for users working with large worksheets of millions of rows (note: this was not from the presentation but a recommendation taken from several different Microsoft presentations). ...
  8. Office 2010 Road Warrior Event at Papakura Normal School (Part 1 of 2)

    by , 26th June 2010 at 07:50 PM (Ramblings from the Restaurant at the Ragged Edge of Reason)
    The Road Warrior event at Papakura Normal was well attended attracting at least twenty participants from five separate schools to hear about the new features and improvements available in Office 2010. Part one of this blog entry contains the writeup on general features, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher. The second part contains information on Excel, Office extentions like Ribbon Hero and PowerPivot along with a small amount on SharePoint, Live@Edu and Expression Encoder.

    I arrived ...
  9. EduGeek Conference 2010

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    CAM
    , 3rd June 2010 at 06:07 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    The EduGeek conference in Chorley went very well this year, with suppliers and school technical staff alike descending on the Woodlands Conference centre for another day of talks, raffles and free coffee and curries. There was much on the agenda with software such as the EduGeek Logon Tracker to the mind-blowing Mobotix cameras and a glimpse to the future from Microsoft's teams of anthropologists predicting what IT will be like in 2019.

    Please note that, while links to companies and ...

    Updated 3rd June 2010 at 06:11 PM by CAM (Seems Word turned off the spellchecker! Let me know what errors you see.)

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  10. Microsoft ForeFront Client Security FAIL

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    zag
    , 19th May 2010 at 12:57 PM


    I've recently been looking into rolling out Microsoft anti-virus since everything else we use is microsoft. I took a look at security essentials and its pretty good but not licensed for schools and has no centralized management capability. Forefront security is their enterprise class anti virus but it seems a long way behind the consumer version. Installing it I got errors and it didn't work with SQL 2008 or Server ...

    Updated 20th May 2010 at 12:36 PM by zag

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