Introduction to SCORM and SharePoint Learning Kit

SharePoint has been a phenominal success as a product for Microsoft.  It has successfully penetrated almost every industry as collaboration & portal platform.  SharePoint’s role in the enrichment of secondary education has been particularly strong.  Read this article titled, “Introduction to SCORM and SharePoint Learning Kit” from Alex Pearce, Network Manager of Hillcrest School in Birmingham.  Thank you…

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Introduction to SCORM and SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK)

SharePoint Learning Kit also known as SLK is a delivery tool for SCORM compliant documents.  Certificated as a SCORM 2004 deliverly tool, SLK will turn a SCORM compatible file and deliver it to a user and track their progress. What is SCORM? SCORM which stands for ‘Sharable Content Object Reference Model’ is a standard for…

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Windows Time and the W32TM service

Nathan has put together a comprehensive and technical article explaining how the Windows Time service works and how the time on desktop machines are synchronised with the server.  There are some useful best practices that you need to consider, tips as well as a comprehensive troubleshooting section at the end of the article.  It’s a very…

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Windows Time and the W32TM service

Nathan Winters IntroductionIn the last few days this issue of time sync in Windows domains has come up a few times both at work and on the Minasi forum of which I am a member. Each time there has been confusion as to exactly how time sync occurs in a Windows domain.Therefore, I decided that…

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Duplicating Virtual Machines using SysPrep

This article was written by Mark Wilson. One of the joys of virtualisation is the flexibility afforded by the ability to copy virtual machine files around the network for backup purposes or just to create a new machine (especially with Microsoft’s new Virtual Server licensing arrangements). Unfortunately, just as for “real” computers, simple file copies…

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Using Automated Deployment Services to deploy Windows XP

Mark has done some excellent investigation into deploying Windows XP using ADS (Automated Deployment Services). ADS is intended, from a support perspective at least, to deploy server images. As such, deploying client operating systems through ADS is not supported. However, with a little patience, several gotchas, it can be a very useful addition to your…


Free Microsoft Support resources

Blake has compiled an amazing collection of all of the support resources, newsgroups, how to articles, team blogs and tips and published it here…  This must have taken an amazing amount of time to review and research and is just about the most comprehensive collection of resources on one page that I’ve ever seen. Read,…

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Windows and Linux interoperability

Jeremy is delivering a Webcast on Windows and Linux interoperability which explains the concepts in his article (which we published a couple of months ago) really well.  Here are the details… TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Windows and Linux Interoperability: Shattering the Myths (Level 200)Friday, October 7, 2005 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific TimeJeremy Moskowitz,…

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Resolving Issues with RIS and Windows XP

Mark Wilson has written a couple of great articles relating to the resolution of all to common problems you may encounter when performing RIS (Remote Installation Services) installs of Windows XP. RIS installation is not easy to get right, especially when you have disparate hardware to deploy to.  I’m sure that these articles will get…


A fresh approach to a technology refresh

Mark did some work for a local authority in the UK when they were going through their technology refresh recently.  His article briefly summarises what would normally be a multi page case study of how a customer brought technology to bear in order to reduce the total cost of IT ownership, achieving more through a…

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