Deploy a Moodle Cluster on Azure, using Ubuntu

I’ve just finished a conversation with our team in the US who are working on lots of smart Moodle integrations to various Microsoft technologies (like the Office 365 integration with Moodle components and the Moodle virtual images for Azure) and they mentioned that there are now also complete quick start templates for deploying a scalable…

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Windows 8 in Education: How to deploy Windows 8 in education

This is part five of a set of articles on Windows 8 deployment in education. To start at the beginning, take a look at  “Windows 8 in Education: Deployment Planning Guide”, then “Windows 8 in Education: Windows Store apps and deployment”, followed by “Windows 8 in Education: setting up Virtual Desktop Infrastructure in education” and…

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Windows 8 in Education: Deployment Guide for BYOD in Education

This is part four of a set of articles on Windows 8 deployment in education. To start at the beginning, take a look at  “Windows 8 in Education: Deployment Planning Guide”, then “Windows 8 in Education: Windows Store apps and deployment” and finally “Windows 8 in Education: setting up Virtual Desktop Infrastructure in education” Bring…

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Windows 8 in Education: setting up Virtual Desktop Infrastructure in education

This is part three of a set of articles on Windows 8 deployment in education. To start at the beginning, take a look at  “Windows 8 in Education: Deployment Planning Guide” and “Windows 8 in Education: Windows Store apps and deployment”. One of the challenges for educational institutions is managing the wide diversity of devices…

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Windows 8 in Education: Windows Store apps and deployment

This is part two of a set of articles on Windows 8 deployment in education. To start at the beginning, take a look at yesterday’s “Windows 8 in Education: Deployment Planning Guide” The use of Windows 8 on devices in education brings many new benefits, features and technology capabilities. One prominent feature is the Windows…

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Windows 8 in Education: Deployment Planning guide

This week I’m going to focus on a new set of guides for Windows 8 deployment in education. So if you’re an IT manager in a school, TAFE or University, and you’re thinking about your project plans for the approaching summer break, then you’re probably going to be rubbing your hands in anticipation of these….

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Are you running Windows XP or Office 2003 anywhere?

I was in a government medical clinic two weeks ago, where they had rolled out a brand new system for managing their customer workflow and medical records. And every single computer, with this brand new software system, was running on Windows XP. They had built a brand-new mission critical IT system on 12-year-old technology. It…

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Identity management in the cloud (or how to avoid the need to login every two minutes)

Many education institutions in Australia are using Active Directory for their identity management. Typically, when a new student or staff member starts, they have an account created in the Active Directory (in many cases, this is done automatically by their student management system). That then allows them to logon to their computer and the network,…

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When does Windows XP support end? Less than a year

If you’ve got any computers running Windows XP around your school, TAFE or university, then you’ve got less than a year to do something serious about it. Windows XP is more than 12 years old now, as it was launched in 2001 – and like all good things, it’s coming to an end. In less…

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What's the hybrid cloud model, and what does it mean for you? Switched On Briefings could help answer that

In September and October, we’re running a series of events – Switched On Briefings – on the ways that you can optimise your infrastructure using a hybrid cloud model. It’s looking at it from a large-scale, enterprise architecture point of view, so it will be most suitable for infrastructure specialists from universities, TAFEs and those…

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