Changes are a foot

  Can you guess what this years theme is going to be? Hits: 13...

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Small Spaces

Whilst the contractors were in, I’d thought I’d take a look upstairs; OMG, where did all this come from! I think something will need to be done about this, some tidying up and grouping me thinks. Hits: 11...

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Air Conditioning

Today My School Business Manager is having Air-Conditioning installed into her office to hopefully resolve the issue of excessive working temperatures (a problem common to offices within offices). Everything was going to plan until some misjudged drilling came through the...

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Quiet Summer

This year it looks like I’m having a break; although there are many projects still in the pipeline, this August will not see any new features or services implemented I.T. wise. If all goes well, September will see some movement...

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Behaviour Manager (TEW Software Solutions LTD)

As part of My Child Safeguarding process, I have enlisted the help of Tim Windsor who specialises in software for pupil behaviour and Safeguarding. In September I should hopefully be in a position to test the software in a live environment, and if...

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Cisco UC

Posts in this seriesTelephone EnquiriesEnd-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Unified Communications 560 for Small Business (UC560)  [Cisco Configuration Assistant (CCA)] – Cisco SystemsCISCO UC Project hits a stumbling blockCisco UCYesterday was an interesting day; had the meeting I’d...

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NComputing

Looking again at some L, N and M  modules. Attempted this a few years back, but it looks like they’ve resolved the network video streaming issues. This would dramatically reduce My desktop base costs. Hits: 22...

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Internet Capacity Increase

News today that My Leased Line for Internet will double in capacity. I look forward to signing off on a provision renewal for the next 3 years. Hits: 14...

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Solar Array

Checking out roof warranties for a proposed solar array. Interesting stuff a foot. Hits: 14...

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Skype all round

Posts in this seriesProcurement of HD WebcamsSkype all roundDrop everything and read!Today I launched My teaching staff into Skype for their classrooms. Once the basics were covered they were let loose to play and call each other. Quite a lot...

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Guest Wifi

During the afternoon of Friday just passed, I am now testing a guest WI-FI profile on My infrastructure. A couple of staff members have had their phones and iPads linked to said profile, so I’ll monitor and go from there....

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A late night/early morning restore

After an evening out, on my return I found that My new website was throwing up an interesting error that wouldn’t go away – even after a restart. So decided to restore the site from backup, and hay presto, all...

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New website

Posts in this seriesNew websiteSchool Website Re-designYou need a website!Website update The school’s new website went live for the 1st of January 2013 – its been in the development stage for about the last 6 or so months; everything that was...

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HDD Failure – 1st of the year

A new year isn’t a new year without an HDD failure; thankfully its RAID so the server is carrying on as normal, and I’m waiting for a hot swappable replacement. Hits: 17...

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Sophos Anti-Virus Management Console

In the week just passed the management console for Sophos was triggered to push out 10.2 of the Sophos client; the update triggered a large amount of warnings on the dashboard, but this very quickly dwindled as devices were used...

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VAMT

I have installed on My WDS server the Volume Activation Management Tool to help me resolve and monitor licence activations. Hits: 11...

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InSight – parental engagement

Insight is a software solution that helps schools to raise achievement and increase progress with all students across the school by creating an easy means of instant, meaningful and regular communication with parents at home, which has become effective in...

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WSUS

Installed, configured and reporting as expected. This should hopefully put a stop to laptops and tablets needing to install updates almost every time they are used. Instead, they can all be updated on maintenance days. Update 11-11-2012 Always helps to...

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Windows Deployment Services

WDS is back up and running after some time – not working. Images are now easily created, captured and distributed once more. Update: 08-11-12 Managed to create a WDS deployment USB key by replacing the install.wim file on a OS...

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