Server 2008 in Education, Post-WebCast Info

I promised a few links and have posted them below.  I also wanted to make a correction, in the Question Manager one of the attendees asked whether Server Enterprise is licensed per socket similar to DataCenter and I responded “yes”.  I was incorrect, Web, Standard, and Enterprise are licensed per server up to a number…

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Webcast Today – Windows Server 2008 in Education

Some shameless self promotion, I am doing a public webcast this afternoon on Server 2008.  Anyone interested in joining is welcome to attend!  Expect the content to be high level.  We will be getting started at 11:30 PST.  I will edit this post with a URL for the recording later today. From the official invitation:  The WHY for…

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Troubleshooting KMS Activation – Part 1, the client

Windows activation is simple and straightforward if you understand the components.  I have had a few customers that stumbled when getting a KMS online and in every case it has been an issue with name resolution, network connectivity, or they simply did not understand how to use the keys.  Activation is designed to help you…

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Bring your Web 2.0 contacts to your desktop, phone

For those of you who use Facebook, which apparently is everyone…  There is a tool available now to synchronize your Facebook contacts to Outlook.  This would make those contacts available throughout your digital life as Outlook syncs to your phone, Live Contacts, etc. Checkout the video on Channel 10 here : http://www.on10.net/Blogs/laura/sync-your-facebook-contacts-with-outlook-and-windows-mobile/ If you are…

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Zune offers branded devices to schools/universities

One of the things I love most about the fall season is NCAA football.  I recall as if it was only yesterday waking up to the sounds of the Marching Illini practicing out our dorm window.  This time of year, Saturdays at our house start with my Zune letting the fight songs roar from a…

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Should school computers be thick, thin, or virtual?

A recent whitepaper linked from the UK Higher Education Blog delves in to this topic and explains the options with detail.  This is a very important discussion in my opinion and it encompassed over half of our LabMan 2007 closing keynote presentation last summer.  Although we got tons of compliments afterwards, I also heard it…

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Print resources for classroom projects

Here is a link to set aside.  HP has published an online gallery of photo projects.  You simply choose a template, upload a photo, and it will allow you to print it as a PDF file which you can then Email, share, print, etc.  Templates include calendars, cards, and interesting photo art.  This would be…

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Step-by-Step Guides for Server 2008 published!

Just as there were step-by-step technical guides for Vista, a new set of guides has been  posted for Windows Server 2008.  If it was possible to wear out a favorites button, my link to the Vista guides would be showing some serious signs of over-use.  There are some outstanding topics here.  Between conference calls today…

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Homework doesn’t get lost when it is stored in the cloud

You would think in 20 years my habits would improve.  I still carry valuable data in my  backpack where it is at risk of getting torn, lost, or just buried under piles of extra stuff that I carry around to feel prepared but never actually end up using.  When I was in grade school, my…

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Reducing application conflicts on unmanaged faculty/staff machines

Yesterday a press release snuck out with several announcements regarding virtualization.  For full detail, link to Kevin’s post and then to the press announcement after the jump. Kevinsul’s Management Blog : Announcing the ‘Windows Installer Utility for MSFT Application Virtualization’ (and why you should care) This is a major opportunity for Education because we live…

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