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    Question Remote Access To SIMS on iPad?

    Hi guys,
    what is the best piece of software (not SIMS Emerge) to access SIMS on an iPad/iPhone? Preferably hosted on Windows 7. Citrix Xenapp and VMware View look good but aren't able to host from a win7 machine .

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    What you should be thinking is do you really need remote access on an ipad from home ipad security isnt exactly great

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_lane View Post
    What you should be thinking is do you really need remote access on an ipad from home ipad security isnt exactly great
    No, inside the school. Accessed locally

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    I'd suggst something like Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) for this using the new MS RDP client that works on the iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerCorrigan View Post
    Hi guys,
    what is the best piece of software (not SIMS Emerge) to access SIMS on an iPad/iPhone? Preferably hosted on Windows 7. Citrix Xenapp and VMware View look good but aren't able to host from a win7 machine .
    Logmein works great and is free but requires a corresponding PC. You could combine with terminal services or create virtual PCs.

    I take it you need full client so just access through SLG or Tasc software isn't an option?

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    RDS and 2X Client. Great setup and you can do the fiddly windows stuff as 2X has a mouse pointer. Best of all it is a free app and easy to configure. We use this for online registrations and works really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bclarke View Post
    RDS and 2X Client. Great setup and you can do the fiddly windows stuff as 2X has a mouse pointer. Best of all it is a free app and easy to configure. We use this for online registrations and works really well.
    Why not use the native IPad Sims Client?















    Ya know, the one that management must belive exists as it's an apple and it can do anything...








    Oh hold on, it's a consumer device not a business device..



    But on a serious note, if you have never tried using RDP or any other remote session from a touch tablet then be prepared for a dissapointing experience. And using a product like full blown SIMS is goin to be quite awkward and the potential for mistakes to be made is much greater than on a proper device.

    We are going to look at PARS connect as it's designed to interface with mobiles.

    We had Emerge at our sister site but it got dropped for some reason.

    Rob

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    We're trialling Bromcom Webfolder SD at the moment. It works great for the things that you need as a teacher (registers, assessment manager entry, student details). It's all through a browser.

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    I looked at the SIMS option, and Bromcom a while ago, we've since reviewed them again and gone with PARS and PARS Connect... just in the process of getting going with it now... Definitely worth checking out, and was cheaper than Bromcom and considerably cheaper than SIMS...

    We've not started using it fully yet, but I'd be happy to answer any questions I can...
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    We had bromcom years ago. worked but expensive.

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    I heard a rumour Capita may be bringing something out soon...

    Not surprising really as most schools have ipads now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    I heard a rumour Capita may be bringing something out soon...

    Not surprising really as most schools have ipads now.

    Soon and Capita.

    I have seen glaciers move faster.

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