Taking place online at 3.30pm on Thursday 31st January, this session will discuss some new approaches to deploying applications to your students, teachers and administrators desktops using the new features that Windows Server 2008 has to offer.
During our time at BETT earlier this month, one of our stand staff had a conversation with an IT technician who had to manage the 200 machines in his school on his own, with no technology to make things easier and more secure. It brought to mind a comparison with the painting of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco - by the time you get to the end, it's time to go back to the beginning and start again (except, you'd probably never get to the "end").
A real challenge when managing your IT infrastructure this way is ensuring that essential patches and updates are deployed quickly enough to ensure the integrity and security of your network - so that the computers in your school are always available when your staff and students need to use them. It wouldn't be acceptable for one of the classrooms in your school to have broken furniture and lights that didn't work, and with the ever increasing focus on using technology to enhance and personalise the learning experience, teachers expecting are being raised about IT availability.
If any of this sounds familiar and you're concerned about keeping your network running on a tight budget, then our next Live Meeting is a must.
The online Live Meeting at 3.30pm on Thursday 31st January, will discuss some new approaches to deploying applications to your students, teachers and administrators desktops using the new features that Windows Server 2008 has to offer. Discover how SoftGrid and Virtualisation can not only make deploying applications easier but also provide greater insight into how the machines on your network are working and cut costs through power saving features and the automated deployment of patches, updates and new software.
You can register here in advance, then at 3.30pm on Thursday just log on to view and listen to the presentation, in which Steven Audis, an Education Technology Adviser in the Microsoft UK Education Team, will show you how the management of your network doesn't have to be a painful, frustrating and expensive experience.