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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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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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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Online resource to help school districts learn to use data in Excel

Scott McLeod has posted a great resource over on http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/ The tutorials on the web site highlight many of the Excel skills that are helpful when working with building- and district-level data. The tutorials are targeted at data managers, principals, guidance counselors, teachers, and other school personnel who have the responsibility for collecting, analyzing, and…

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