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  • Blog Post: Saving money by effective power management

    One of the hidden costs of ICT in education is the power usage of the equipment you’ve got around your campus. I call it hidden because it is often not visible to the IT team, and the full energy costs of all of your servers and computers are simply part of the university's overall electric bill...
  • Blog Post: Getting the cold-shoulder the day after Valentine’s Day?

    From today, if you’re running Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate) - ie the pre-release version from last summer - then your computer will start to remind you that you really, really need to get on with upgrading to a fully released version of Windows 7. I know that quite a few IT people in universities...
  • Blog Post: Download the Office 2010 Beta and get a head start

    The Office 2010 Beta is available for free download from the Microsoft website , and it’s something that you could install on some of your campus computers to see what’s in it, and how it helps your staff and students. Remember how sometimes you felt smug when you were running Windows 7 Beta at least...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 Beta Available

    Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Project 2010 and Visio 2010 have all reached the Beta milestone and are now available for download . Remember how sometimes you felt smug when you were running Windows 7 Beta at least 6 months before your colleagues and friends? Well, you can feel it once again! What’s new...
  • Blog Post: How will Windows 7 help universities – Part Five – Learning Resources

    Over the last few days, I’ve published quite a few separate articles on Windows 7. One of my aims was to try and help identify the wood from the trees – finding the things in Windows 7 which will make a real difference in a university to make your life easier or your IT systems more secure. But there...
  • Blog Post: How will Windows 7 help universities – Part Four – Getting new computers onto campus quickly

    Oh, joy. A new batch of computers has arrived in the office, ready to be put out in a range of public spaces on the campus. There’s anti-theft marking to do, security screws to add, mice to clamp and that’s all before all of the actual deployment has to be done – getting them out to the right classroom...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 – All of the Release Candidate DVD's have gone...

    Sorry, they've all gone now! Although you’ve probably already downloaded this over your megastream Internet links, I’ve laid my hands on some ‘Windows 7 Release Candidate’ DVDs just in case . Over the next week, I’ve got a series of blog posts planned to talk about some of the features of Windows...
  • Blog Post: How will Windows 7 help universities – Part Three – Staff laptops

    Continuing my thread of half-term learning snacks, this one’s is shorter (only 7 minutes long), but talks about a feature which you may want to think about to help your academic staff. Here’s a scenario that may well have happened in your college: You allocate a member of academic staff a laptop...
  • Blog Post: How will Windows 7 help universities – Part One – The Overview

    Exams have just finished ( well, they have at Oxford, because it was on my local TV news station, who can’t resist shots of people in gowns with beaming smiles) . The wind down for the summer has hopefully started for some. But for many IT people in universities, it marks the beginning of planning for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces Exchange 2010 Beta

    Brief Description Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that help to simplify your administration, protect your communications, and delight your users by meeting their demands for greater business mobility. http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 beta download ends next week

    If you haven’t downloaded the Windows 7 Beta yet, you might want to rush and do it today or over the weekend, as the download is only available until the 10 th February, so get your copy now , even if you don’t intend to install just yet! (MSDN and TechNet Subscribers will have access for longer). To...
  • Blog Post: National Libraries of Medicine XML format direct from Microsoft Word

    Another release from Microsoft to help make Office even more relevant to  researchers and scientists is this (beta) release of a Word add-in to enhance the authoring of scientific and technical articles, including support for the National Library of Medicine XML format This Beta 1 release enables...
  • Blog Post: IT FORUM: Windows Server 2008 in education

    I'm at the IT Forum event this week - it's a week long tech-fest about current and future technologies from Microsoft. This year's event has 5,200 delegates and we're all sitting in a conference centre on the shores of Mediterranean in Barcelona ( not quite as wonderful as it sounds - it was 10-degrees...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live - web-based services are coming...

    I predict that over the next few months I'm going to spending quite a bit of time thinking about, and writing about, web-based services, and the integration between traditional desktop applications and web-based applications and services. The phrase that's being used to describe this is "Software AND...
  • Blog Post: Online file storage - Windows Live SkyDrive

    500MB of free online storage that can be private, shared or public. This has been coming for a little while, and then when it arrived, it was initially only for users in the US. But now, it has been activated for customers in the UK. And this has some really useful applications in education. SkyDrive...
  • Blog Post: How can students share and backup their important documents?

    This is a great question and one that I'm frequently asked. I was talking to a friend recently who's doing a masters in landscape architecture so you can imagine the size, variety and importance of the files she's working with. Sadly, her university gives her only a tiny amount of storage space on the...
  • Blog Post: Mash Up anybody?

    I've been hearing all about Web 2.0 for quite a while now, and seen it increasingly used within education to reflect a change that's happening to the web and the way that users interact with it. No sooner have I become comfortable with that idea, then along comes the concept of "Mash Ups", which were...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn Server - first public Beta release available

    The race is now on, as Microsoft released the first publicly available test version of Windows Server, code-named “Longhorn” as Beta 3. The release allows you to evaluate the new features, designed to give you increased control, flexibility and protection, and is available for download today . The...
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