+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Network and Classroom Management Thread, RM SimplyWorks To Be Relesed At BETT 2011 in Technical; RM is hoping to release a new product called SimplyWorks at the BETT Show 2011 aimed at the primary school ...
  1. #1

    russdev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    6,873
    Thank Post
    650
    Thanked 534 Times in 353 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    200

    RM SimplyWorks To Be Relesed At BETT 2011

    RM is hoping to release a new product called SimplyWorks at the BETT Show 2011 aimed at the primary school sector where a full blown Community Connect 4 network would be uneconomical.

    More Details At:-
    RM SimplyWorks Coming To BETT 2011-Russell Dyas

  2. #2
    Cue
    Cue is offline
    Cue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    118
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    I never really saw the appeal in Multipoint (which this is based on) based on the fact that as soon as you introduce it to an environment with people familiar with computers, I suspect it would be pretty quick to end up messing up somehow. I mean, the video for MultiPoint 2010 (here) shows them doing instances of photo editing, word processing, etc, all simultaneously, and I have to wonder how much of that is actually MultiPoint running and how much of it is faked or at least fixed (log the other kids off while they show two of them working), since I can imagine that can be quite resource intensive, especially on a wee little PC like that.

    I can see how it may be good in primary though, not that many primary kids are likely to be doing 2 things at once on a PC, let alone 5 or 6.

    EDIT: Wait, how Primary are we talking? This thing would crash and burn in the ICT Suite of a school with people in the age range of about Year 6, and I know there are probably numerous out there that would attempt to get this thing working and then be rather disappointed when it doesn't, I knew what toner was in junior school, it wouldn't have taken me long to work out that the whole thing was on one machine and make the entire room cry out in pain from resource hoggage.
    Last edited by Cue; 7th November 2010 at 07:40 PM.

  3. #3

    russdev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    6,873
    Thank Post
    650
    Thanked 534 Times in 353 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    200
    Not sure you know as much as I do about it. I suppose all depends on spec on the main server but make it a good spec machine for it to run on then shouldn't run too bad (they say running 10 machines to one server).

    Can see multipoint/simplyworks useful for smaller primary schools where you are running 20 machines at very most and do not need full blown server solution. However a larger primary schools will want a more fuller network solution.

    Russ

  4. #4

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,493
    Thank Post
    1,184
    Thanked 745 Times in 647 Posts
    Rep Power
    228
    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    The system will provide the same sort of features you would expect from a network solution such as user management, application deployment and individual user environments.
    Isn't that what MultiPoint server (or other multi-seat products) provides? You set up users and applications on one machine only, everyone just logs on to terminals to use it?

    --
    David Hicks

  5. #5

    russdev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    6,873
    Thank Post
    650
    Thanked 534 Times in 353 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    200
    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Isn't that what MultiPoint server (or other multi-seat products) provides? You set up users and applications on one machine only, everyone just logs on to terminals to use it?

    --
    David Hicks
    The product is based on multipoint what rm adds to it I am not sure at moment as not seen the product.

    Russ

  6. #6
    jamesreedersmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ruskington
    Posts
    1,104
    Thank Post
    77
    Thanked 242 Times in 216 Posts
    Rep Power
    74
    A lot of uncessary bloated over heads if anything like a normal RM product - steer clear and save time, money , hassle and your sanity!

  7. #7

    russdev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    6,873
    Thank Post
    650
    Thanked 534 Times in 353 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    200
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    A lot of uncessary bloated over heads if anything like a normal RM product - steer clear and save time, money , hassle and your sanity!

    This product really in my mind is aimed at a small primary school that has little or no support (quite funny really RM going back to some of the roots it started out in).


    Russ

  8. #8


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.405546, -0.510212
    Posts
    8,111
    Thank Post
    203
    Thanked 2,385 Times in 1,765 Posts
    Rep Power
    703
    Is it possible to connect two (or more) MultiPoint servers together so you don't have to setup duplicate user accounts on each one?

    What I found particularly interesting was that only the academic edition has the ability to be joined to a domain. This cannot be done with the OEM version, which HPs ms6000 uses.

  9. #9
    Cue
    Cue is offline
    Cue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    118
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    Well, if they run with AD/DC you could link them up, I think? Not had much experience in multiple DCs, only have an independent DC. It's where I need to hone my skills the most really. But if they don't run as AD/DC then you should theoretically be able to link them up to a single domain controller, should work just fine.

    What I find sad is that Multipoint isn't on my MSDN downloads list, I was quite looking forward to giving it a go, since it just uses bog standard mice, keyboards, monitors and USB hubs.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. BETT 2011 Awards Shortlist
    By john in forum BETT 2014
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 26th October 2010, 10:01 AM
  2. Predictions for BETT 2011
    By Dos_Box in forum General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20th July 2010, 11:17 PM
  3. RM out of BETT 2011?
    By snrweb in forum IT News
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 13th July 2010, 08:35 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •