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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiThesis View Post
    I can't seem to get a static IP for love or money.
    Could you use DynDNS or a similar service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiThesis View Post

    @EduTech: Problem is, I can't seem to get a static IP for love or money. Nobody seems to offer what I figure shouldn't be too terribly hard.
    Oh! Do you not have broadband provided by your LEA then?

    Have you had a look at "Opal" Business Broadband, Network & Telecoms Solutions | Opal i know they give out static IP's i believe you get 6 per connection although not 100% sure on cost of the service i could find this out for you though if you wanted to find out further information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Is anyone using either of these? Any pros/cons?
    We have just rolled out live@edu for about 1800 students. (still using exchange for staff) Still in the first week of use, but it seems good. It has a moodle plugin as well to intergrate seamlessly (next on my list)

    Its fairly simple to deploy if you want to manually create accounts with a csv or a script or such, but we decided to use Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager which provisions accounts from AD and syncs passwords. This was a PITA to set up due to the documentation not being that great, but Ive got it all working perfectly now.

    Feel free to PM if you have any Q's

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    We have just rolled out live@edu for about 1800 students. (still using exchange for staff) Still in the first week of use, but it seems good. It has a moodle plugin as well to intergrate seamlessly (next on my list)
    Just for comparison: Google apps also does Active Directory Sync, and Single Sign on through AD, Moodle integration. We setup 2100 users with only some learning curve issues.

    I would be interested in seeing a further comparion of live@edu vs Google apps if anyone has some links.
    Does edu have things like Apps Marketplacef ro example

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    Oh! Do you not have broadband provided by your LEA then?

    Have you had a look at "Opal" Business Broadband, Network & Telecoms Solutions | Opal i know they give out static IP's i believe you get 6 per connection although not 100% sure on cost of the service i could find this out for you though if you wanted to find out further information.

    James.
    LEA? Although again - South Africa

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiThesis View Post
    LEA? Although again - South Africa
    It took me nearly 2 weeks to get my dongle working on a recent trip, starting with persuading someone to buy it for me as I'm not able to by law. It's really difficult to work over there when you are so used to accessing the internet 24/7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Just for comparison: Google apps also does Active Directory Sync, and Single Sign on through AD, Moodle integration. We setup 2100 users with only some learning curve issues.

    I would be interested in seeing a further comparion of live@edu vs Google apps if anyone has some links.
    Does edu have things like Apps Marketplacef ro example
    It is based on Exchange 2010 and has access to the full windows live docs, which I believe will be based on office 2010 web. Its not a part of it I have looked at yet.

    We just chose the MS option as we are a full MS house, on the full schools +SA, and it seemed an obvious choice

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    AntiThesis, I'm based up in JHB so I feel your pain.
    What we've done is register for Google Apps Educational Edition.
    We have 3x 4MB Lines (1 Uncapped, which is horrifically shaped, and the other 2 with 50GB Accounts).
    We get these from SAI who are resellers for IS.
    We have 120+ Staff and 700+ Kids using it and it all works very nicely, only issues we had was when IS had connectivity problems for a few days (I think it was during the maintenance on the SAT3 Cables) but that wasn't Google Mail's fault obviously.
    The Spam and Virus filtering is excellent, it links with Google Docs, Sites & Calendars. Best of all, staff & students can check their mail anywhere on just about any device.
    We've done away with our Exchange server and we only use one static IP which goes into an ISA box which then forwards it to the relevant services (which really is only Terminal Services at the moment).

    If you have any questions or would like any details or people to contact, please feel free to message me

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Could you use DynDNS or a similar service?
    IME (and I used to work for a very large web host) almost all serious providers class mail from dynamic IPs as spam, valid DNS or no valid DNS. You can go through a relay with mixed success though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Parker View Post
    AntiThesis, I'm based up in JHB so I feel your pain.
    What we've done is register for Google Apps Educational Edition.
    We have 3x 4MB Lines (1 Uncapped, which is horrifically shaped, and the other 2 with 50GB Accounts).
    We get these from SAI who are resellers for IS.
    We have 120+ Staff and 700+ Kids using it and it all works very nicely, only issues we had was when IS had connectivity problems for a few days (I think it was during the maintenance on the SAT3 Cables) but that wasn't Google Mail's fault obviously.
    The Spam and Virus filtering is excellent, it links with Google Docs, Sites & Calendars. Best of all, staff & students can check their mail anywhere on just about any device.
    We've done away with our Exchange server and we only use one static IP which goes into an ISA box which then forwards it to the relevant services (which really is only Terminal Services at the moment).

    If you have any questions or would like any details or people to contact, please feel free to message me
    Aha! So it can be done in sunny SA Glad to see another SAffer here Nick

    We're leaning more and more towards the Google Apps way - I've been asked to put down a proposal for this and our school website. A message is on the way to you Nick.

    By the way, overseas counterparts, what's an/a LEA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiThesis View Post
    Hmm - that's not a bad idea. My only issue there is that I'm a little antsy to lose control of my mail server.

    Damnit, my options are being limited again - no ISP will give me a static IP as an addon. The only way they'll do it is if I pay a massive premium. Cursed monopoly on the internets!
    When I had my IT business I was a reseller for Entanet. You could add static IP's and the cost was quite minimal maybe try them (they'll tell you a supplier nearby) Entanet: Customer Products

    Alternatively, I'm now with Zen at home (on a business connection) and they may be able to help - Zen Internet - Broadband, Hosting, Leased Lines & Security Services

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiThesis View Post
    By the way, overseas counterparts, what's an/a LEA?
    LEA is Local Education Authority - Its the local government that control the education for the county in which you are situated. Most state schools in England are connected to the LEA's WAN and they supply an internet connection (varies on LEA some are on 2mb some 100mb) they provide things like content filtering - web hosting etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiThesis View Post
    LEA? Although again - South Africa
    Oops! Didn't notice your location lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    Oops! Didn't notice your location lol
    Ooops ! same here

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