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…

0

Deciding on a virtualisation scenario for your school

Taken from our Virtualisation with Microsoft® Hyper-V eBook (available to view and download below). Here’s a look at a typical small scale scenario: You are a school with only 4 servers, one of which is your Active Directory server, maybe a setup like the one below. For this scenario you could quite easily use one…


Building School Networks for the Future – Server Infrastructure ‘’System for the Future’’

  Back in January I posted the first in this series of blogs,  Building School Networks for the Future – with System Centre and Hyper-V from Stuart Wilkie, IT Manager at Marine Academy Plymouth. Outlining where Stuart started from, this second blog post in which Stuart has contributed, looks at the next stage of using…

0

Harper Green School back up to date with Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES)

Keeping technology and software up to date can sometimes feel like a daunting task – especially when quite often it feels as though the next best, fastest, coolest software is just around the corner. When Richard Pycroft began his role in ICT at Harper Green School in July 2011, the school was using Windows XP…

0

Virtualisation saves big money at Wootton Bassett School

Guest post from Gerald Haigh, freelance writer. Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft Blog(s). In the process of researching our forthcoming new Cost Saving eBook, I decided to catch up again with Steve Gillott, IT Manager at Wootton Bassett School. Steve, I remembered had virtualised his school’s servers some time ago, anticipating significant gains in…

0

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…

0

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…

0

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V was a game changer for schools (eBook)

The arrival in 2009 of Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V was a game changer for schools. This release of Windows Server included virtualisation built-in, for free. It means that if you’re already using Microsoft technology, you can work within that without adding a new layer of infrastructure and training. As Microsoft puts it,…

0

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…

0

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…

0