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With a windows 2008 server how or ...
12th December 2013, 07:31 PM #1
ipads beginner questions
May take the plunge and invest in ipads, tablets or something equally shiny
With a windows 2008 server how or what do we use to enable printing and saving on our current network? I've read up lots but there's nothing like asking the people that have actually done it and made it work in a school.
12th December 2013, 10:05 PM #2
Have a look at this.
Far better than all the cheap products out there and works across Apple, Android, have a mobile guest portal users can login to also and print on a BYOD wireless. Any questions ask. Also if you have PaperCut you can integrate the both at a cost.
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chrbb (13th December 2013)
13th December 2013, 04:36 PM #3
Thanks for that, I also need to investigate how to save on a windows network. Any solutions, pitfalls etc?
13th December 2013, 05:13 PM #4
Pass on that one, print is my area is expertise. If I had my way iPad's would not exist!
3rd January 2014, 10:13 AM #5
This is one of the best ways for print. A really simple way is to download an app which can allow you to send a doc attached to an email to a print@ email address and the printer will then print the attachment. You cant edit the print perameters etc but it is a simple solution which allows BYOD too. Thus allowing staff to use their personal smartphones/tablets too.
Originally Posted by MatthewL
Not sure on windows network im afraid.
3rd January 2014, 03:00 PM #6
Saving to Windows network - something like HAP+ should work. I believe you can also use WebDAV, but this is out of favour and not generally recommended by most on here. A browser based file system explorer makes most sense to me - in theory that could be rolled into a native app to make it even easier.
We use our own PHP web interface for this, which the students also use at home. Not the perfect solution as things like video clips are not easy to transfer across, but not found better yet.
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3rd January 2014, 04:46 PM #7
EveryonePrint is a powerful product, most customers I install it for use it only for basics, I did some training on it a few months ago and I was surprised how good a product it is.
4th January 2014, 05:10 AM #8
OwnCloud http://owncloud.org is a great way to host files for mobile users on a Windows network. Another VERY effective way is with MobilEcho, which has fantastic features and integrates seamlessly with Windows file servers (or NAS boxes, or Mac or Linux file servers, or SharePoint, or all at the same time).
As for printing, I would look at Xprintserver http://www.lantronix.com/it-manageme...intserver.html as it is much cheaper than many of the other solutions mentioned and doesn't require setting up any software on a Mac or Windows server, it's a pure drop-in hardware solution.
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mac_shinobi (4th January 2014)
4th January 2014, 11:50 AM #9
Learnpad has the ability to connect to network shares. I even was able to create a QR code to automate copying all photos to a share.
I believe the next version will include an option for users to connect to their own user to connect to their network home folder by scanning a barcode.
4th January 2014, 12:25 PM #10
In my limited experience the best way to get saves to MS networks is by using a mini mac server. There are people on Edugeek far more experienced than me who will be able to advise on setting it up. We have a mini mac which was set up by a really fab chap in the Bristol area who used to work as a school NM then went on to set up his own Mac advisory company. Very unfortunately he has been snapped up by the commercial world now it seems and all my attempts to contact him fail nowadays.
4th January 2014, 01:01 PM #11
Checkout foldr www.minnow.it installs as a virtual appliance. Uses your existing storage
4th January 2014, 06:03 PM #12
@Alis_Klar do you know how much foldr costs as that looks like a very good solution.
4th January 2014, 07:03 PM #13
I have had a quote for it from £570. You can get a trail activation from Minnow
4th January 2014, 07:56 PM #14
I found another post here that said it was about £1400 for the virtual machine and then a few pounds annually per user which seems ok.
4th January 2014, 08:26 PM #15
Only scanned thru quote. I do remember a small per user charge and that I think the virtual appliance came in different sizes depending on how big your organisation is.
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