Creating a leading edge ICT platform to support teaching and learning

Charteris Microsoft technologies case study The Edinburgh Academy may be nearly 200 years old, but its use of technology is completely up-to-date. With support from Charteris, this prestigious independent school for boys and girls has implemented the latest Microsoft desktop and server operating systems. This leading edge ICT infrastructure is enriching the learning experience for…

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Building School Networks for the Future – Deployment of the Remote Desktop

This is the fourth instalment from the Building Networks for the Future series, written by Stuart Wilkie at Plymouth Academy. Stuart takes you through the stages of the deployment of the new laptops and the route he took to bring consistency for all users to have the same specification experience throughout the Academy. So, in…

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Help your organization using Microsoft Hyper-V

Dave Coleman from SharePointEduTech Ltd ,user and ‘guru’ of Microsoft Hyper-V Microsoft Hyper-V and virtulization, has written a guest blog post on the benefits and commonly asked questions in regards to moving your old servers to virtual servers.   I always think that it is a good idea to look back so you can see…

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Carmel College Virtualises Servers and Saves Thousands of Pounds to Reinvest in IT

Carmel College wanted to reduce IT overheads through virtualisation. After finding VMware expensive and difficult to integrate, it decided to virtualise its servers with Hyper-V technology—part of the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system—to reduce power, cooling, licensing, and maintenance costs. The solution saves the college an estimated £40,000 a year in staffing and operational…

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Virtualisation with Microsoft®Hyper-V (New eBook)

We’re conditioned to assume, especially in education, that a cost-saving measure will threaten the quality of what we’re able to offer. That being so, the news is more than welcome that in many schools, colleges and universities, information technology professionals are turning that assumption on its head. They have found a proven way not only…

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Building School Networks for the Future – with System Centre and Hyper-V

One of our (many) friends over at EduGeek has recently done some work with Marine Academy Plymouth taking over their systems in May 2011. We have now a series which charts the process of systems modernisation from analysis, to planning, then implementation before finally evaluation. This first article will deal with a summary of that…

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Microsoft Education Webcast on Hyper-V 8th November recording

For those of you who were not able to attend the Microsoft Education Webcast on Hyper-V last week, as promised, here are the links to all the slides and presentations. Migrate your virtualisation solution from VMware to Hyper-V and save money The slides are now available here – Mark Doyle’ Infrastructure Engineer at Carmel College…

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Announcing the Hyper-V Cloud Roadshow – Invite Your Customers TODAY!

Your Invitation To The Hyper-V Cloud Roadshow! For a growing number of businesses, the journey to cloud computing starts with a private cloud architecture. A private cloud pools and dynamically allocates your IT resources across business units, so that services can be deployed quickly and scaled out to meet business needs whenever they occur. Microsoft…

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Halving the cost of servers at Leicester College with virtualisation

As we talk about cost saving we keep coming back to server virtualisation. I don’t feel the need to make any excuse for that, because as so many colleges have discovered not only does it provide substantial cost savings – and we all know how important that is – but it can also provide a…

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The Virtualisation Hub on TechNet – getting the right planning information

The TechNet team create useful technical content for IT Managers, and their latest project is absolutely perfect for college IT managers who are considering their next step with virtualisation projects ,or are wondering if they should be considering virtualisation projects. Predicting resource requirements for a new ICT application, especially one that is widely used, such…

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