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    18th September 2014, 10:11 AM
    We've been using the PortaPow Quad USB charger here: ...
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    18th September 2014, 09:57 AM
    Yes - several older laptops, I think the oldest being a 7-ish-year-old Dell with 2GB of RAM that used a PATA interface harddrive (I don't remember...
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    18th September 2014, 09:00 AM
    dhicks replied to a thread Class Cameras in Hardware
    Ooh, handy. We currently use Eye-Fi cards, which mostly work well but struggle with larger wodges of photos and videos, especially if someone's...
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    18th September 2014, 08:57 AM
    dhicks replied to a thread Learning Python in Coding
    The above advice is good, but I'd also recommend having a specific project or goal that you're aiming for - a bit of software that does something in...
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    18th September 2014, 08:39 AM
    My guess would be that Android is likely to have a larger market share than iOS in India - Google's recent release of the Android One rather implies...
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    17th September 2014, 11:00 AM
    We recently bought some Acer G276HLABID 27" Monitors for people who do timetabling. They seem to be good value for money - the screens seem decent...
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    15th September 2014, 04:33 PM
    You could group your users, set a tree structure and audience policy to control access. If you think it would help you can have a (free) chat...
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    15th September 2014, 03:28 PM
    +1 for Microsoft Intune Joe
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    15th September 2014, 02:38 PM
    dhicks replied to a thread smart notebook in Licensing Questions
    The quote we had was for 38 rooms in total, 27 of which currently have SMARTBoards of some sort in (either projector and board or touch overlay) and...
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    12th September 2014, 11:08 PM
    Hang on - you mean the cameras don't work with PoE-enabled switches?
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    12th September 2014, 07:44 PM
    To activate the English Language Pack, Do the following steps: Using multiple languages - Microsoft Windows Help If you launch the start screen,...
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    12th September 2014, 07:41 PM
    You are not running Windows 8.1 from that screen shot, so you are probably going to need this one instead as the error seems to indicate that it's...
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    12th September 2014, 06:30 PM
    Hi, I assume you are running Windows 8.1 You can try and download this language pack and install it, should do what you need if i understand you...
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    12th September 2014, 04:44 PM
    Installed on all (well, most) machines over the summer, working better than I'd dare hope - remarkably little grumbling about the new interface and...
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    12th September 2014, 04:15 PM
    We've not noticed any particular degradation or increase in support cases on legacy deployments, indeed i was speaking to a site this week running...
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    12th September 2014, 03:50 PM
    We were thinking of getting one of Ubiquiti's all-in-one box deals, complete with 9 cameras and an NVR, but I was a bit wary of having everything on...
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    12th September 2014, 01:39 PM
    dhicks replied to a thread 16tb SAN SYSTEMS in Hardware
    If this is part of a virtulisation solution, I'd go for a combined processing-and-storage server, saving you buying separate bits of hardware. If you...
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    12th September 2014, 12:24 PM
    I've had much the same thought, although I couldn't find any kind of drop-in solution for our systems, or for the education market in general....
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    12th September 2014, 11:45 AM
    Hi, Your users can configure the preferred start page by going in to Outlook Settings > Start Page *NOTE - This change may not be applied...
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    12th September 2014, 10:21 AM
    We can assist with this, possibly the largest barrier to implementnig MFA/2FA could be users being apprehensive to use personal mobiles to...
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    12th September 2014, 09:45 AM
    That's a very clear explanation, many thanks. AD LDS or ADFS would seem to make sense - we'd be happy to set up whatever mechanism is neccesary, as...
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    11th September 2014, 01:29 PM
    dhicks replied to a thread Contactless cards in General Chat
    London Undeground are advertising contactless payments as being the same price as Oyster cards, although I think that's for single trips rather than...
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    11th September 2014, 11:37 AM
    dhicks replied to a thread Visualisers! in Hardware
    Hang on... <checks camera>... darn, actually it turns out these ones only have PictBridge or USB Storage modes, there's no webcam mode listed when...
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    11th September 2014, 11:02 AM
    dhicks replied to a thread Visualisers! in Hardware
    I would give each teacher a tablet instead, assuming you have the infrastructure (managed wireless, MDM solution, secure storage and charging...
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    11th September 2014, 10:57 AM
    Any chance you could quickly outline the practical aspects of how I would go about integrating our Active Directory server with your system? Would...
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    11th September 2014, 10:28 AM
    dhicks replied to a thread Fedora Vs. CentOS in *nix
    What particular project do you have in mind? Red Hat itself, and CentOS, tend to have really quite old Linux kernals - this is by design, these are...
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    10th September 2014, 07:18 PM
    Hi All, Sorry for the delay I didn't see you mention me in this post until just now, I just want to make something clear here if you are to...
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    10th September 2014, 08:40 AM
    Any idea why? We have Nuvo systems in most of our classrooms, probably similar systems, and we've had other power supplies blow in the past - the...
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    10th September 2014, 08:27 AM
    In a university context? I'm not sure that a touch-screen at the front of the lecture hall is going to be much use - university students don't...
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    10th September 2014, 08:12 AM
    dhicks replied to a thread [Ubuntu] How to protect system from cloning? in *nix
    Culd you just check that the UUID of the main OS disk is present and associated with the file system you expect? You could pretty much just check the...
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