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  • Blog Post: Helping their university save over $1m–Coventry's IT team

    It's always interesting to read about projects where IT costs have been reduced by the IT team of a university, and I've had this in my 'must share' list for a while. Coventry University saves £1m/$1.5m with virtualised network and management tools As there's a full case study on the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Win a limited edition Xbox package for trying out Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012

    At last, after a long semester, the summer holidays are just around the corner for many Australian education institutions (or may even have started if you're lucky). In my experience, the last couple of days before the students finish, and the first couple of weeks of the holiday tend to be manic – lots...
  • Blog Post: How a university saved $1.5m with virtualisation and management tools

    When I left the UK to move to Australia, we'd already had a few years of significant pressure on public sector budgets, and education had taken the hit alongside other sectors. At the time, there was a lot of talk about 'back office functions' as opposed to 'frontline services', and in many cases that...
  • Blog Post: Discounts for education customers at TechEd 2012 in Australia

    We’ve just announced registrations are open for TechEd Australia 2012, in September in the Gold Coast. Every year, TechEd brings over 2,500 IT Professionals and Developers up to speed on the latest Microsoft technologies. And with 10 tracks over 4 days, there’ll be plenty for everyone to...
  • Blog Post: Another free technical ebook for Kindle and PDF – Windows Server 2012

    The Microsoft Press team have just released another free ebook, with downloadable versions of Introducing Windows Server 2012 ebook. This is a technical ebook – it’s not for the average user, but if you want to understand what’s new in Windows Server 2012, it’s a good way of getting up to speed. It’s...
  • Blog Post: Reduce costs by virtualising Blackboard onto Hyper-V

    According to analysts, one of the drivers for IT changes in Australian universities services is the need to continue to drive down cost of delivering IT services. That’s not only for planned changes (eg new systems and services), but also for existing projects, where there is an opportunity to cut the...
  • Blog Post: Is quick disaster recovery something that’s important for education customers?

    Whilst I know that there are many differences between education IT and commercial IT, there are still more similarities than differences. For example, when I was reading a Delimiter case study about Coles IT systems , and their decision to virtualise their store servers onto Microsoft’s Hyper-V, I couldn...
  • Blog Post: Building a more efficient research datacentre

    The Microsoft team that run our internal IT systems have to manage a complex and very fluid IT environment - just like you. And the It team are often at the leading/bleeding edge of technology (especially if you consider our habit of ‘ eating our own dog food ’). So they have some hard-won lessons on...
  • Blog Post: A pile of Microsoft technical e-books now free for Kindle and iPad

    One of the most-read blog posts from the last six months was “ Something for the weekend - free ebooks from Microsoft Press ”, listing 9 free e-books available in PDF format. The bonus news is that the Microsoft Press team have now made five of them available free in two additional formats...
  • Blog Post: Reducing computer lab costs in schools with Windows MultiPoint Server

    I've written before about Windows MultiPoint Server and the theoretical cost savings identified by Forrester. The idea with Windows MultiPoint Server is quite easy to explain - you basically have a group of screens/keyboard/mice connected to a single computer - and each users gets a full Windows 7 desktop...
  • Blog Post: University of Canberra saves money and improves service delivery with virtualisation

    There's a new case study out this week on the University of Canberra's use of virtualisation in their data centre. There's plenty of detail in the case study of what they did (and which products they used, basing it on the Hyper-V virtualisation system built into Windows Server 2008 R2). Rather than...
  • Blog Post: When software is indistinguishable from magic

    Sometimes you see people do something with software that looks more like a magic trick. The really visual examples end up on the stage at TED. But sometimes the examples are just too technical for a broad audience - like the two videos below about desktop optimisation. I've heard about the power of virtualised...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 SP1 Releases

    Oh, how times have changed. It wasn't that long ago that the release of Service Pack 1 for software was a critical milestone. And in the case of many education customers, it became the equivalent of the starting gun for deploying the latest version of Windows to their desktop computers. But the software...
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