Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, 30 Surface RT's... What to do with them? in Technical; Option 1 seems to be the common usage and was my preference however you cannot download apps.
Reading this http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...0Education.pdf ...
10th June 2014, 11:57 AM #16
Option 1 seems to be the common usage and was my preference however you cannot download apps.
Reading this http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...0Education.pdf You can sideload them, but you need another product key!
10th June 2014, 12:20 PM #17
I WOULD suggest selling them except that they seem to be pretty much worthless on the second hand market. I've been trying to sell one for months with no takers and am now considering accepting a decent bottle of wine or a couple of movie tickets in exchange for it. And it's a 64GB model.
Surface RT aka Zune 2.0...
10th June 2014, 12:55 PM #18
We use them with option 1. We have a script they run to connect them to shared drives. They are used by our SEN staff to support students.
Originally Posted by fairm010
10th June 2014, 12:57 PM #19
@fiza could I possibly have a copy of that script?
10th June 2014, 01:00 PM #20
I'll trade you bottles of wine for it
Originally Posted by seawolf
That'll give you MDM management but still doesn't solve how to give a user in your organisation a turnkey solution where they can take a tablet, sign in using an existing account and Metro apps use their O365 login seamlessly.
Originally Posted by localzuk
It just seems so silly having to sign into Lync, then OneNote, then Office when the account info should be sitting in the OS then provided to the apps without further user effort.
Ironically the devices work better in the consumer space where MS have barely any market share (tablet wise particularly) yet the enterprise market that makes the money seems to be treated as a second rate citizen.
Last edited by gshaw; 10th June 2014 at 01:04 PM.
10th June 2014, 01:07 PM #21
It would seem that the majority uses Option 1. This (to my knowledge and MS documentation) prevents you using Apps. The head wants Apps to be used.
10th June 2014, 01:11 PM #22
I fibbed we use option 2 (hadn't read it properly) - one account on all our tablets - we have a small list of apps we've downloaded.
10th June 2014, 01:13 PM #23
Pricing for Intune in $ is available on microsoft's website: Windows Intune.
Basically you need to add SCCM (£1 per user on EES) and then Intune on ontop (£3.90)
10th June 2014, 01:19 PM #24
Thats quite pricey for a small school. Also the MS docu I attached says that using one account on more than one device breaks their EULA.
10th June 2014, 01:27 PM #25
Nothing complicated. Substitute your own share names. Couldn't upload as bat file so its just a txt file.
Originally Posted by BKGarry
10th June 2014, 01:50 PM #26
Is it not the EES users, ie. if you have 80 FTE then you pay for 80 users?
Originally Posted by fairm010
10th June 2014, 01:51 PM #27
I'm not sure. I can't find any conclusive evidence on this. The heads doing some enquiries so will post results.
10th June 2014, 02:07 PM #28
thank you @fiza
I wonder if I could code this into a VB .net app to enter the details, although the last time i even attempted something like that was 9 years ago with Visual Basic 6
10th June 2014, 02:15 PM #29
- Rep Power
I am surprised no one has mentioned remote apps yet,I use them by locking down the tablet as much as possible with the built in parent setting then configuring the child account to auto-login the surfaces then go back to they're own VLAN which has no internet access except the remote app server and a share with the remote apps on it, then user have access to all there apps and if you put the apps/programs on server 2012 you can use touch optimization for remote apps which is pretty dam good. So far I have had no complaints just praise which is very rare and of course people are used to the standard desktop environment the only issue is when some monkey clicks remember me on the credentials prompt then the whole thing falls to pot
*I forgot the mention they access windows store apps through Remote App as well.
Last edited by johnat1121; 10th June 2014 at 02:18 PM.
11th June 2014, 10:42 AM #30
What about using them as a thin client (i.e. VDI) and then you could serve up any OS you please including Win 8/8.1 and authenticating as normal with network accounts? The Surface RT should have enough grunt to make this work reasonably.
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