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  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 – An Overview

    System Center 2012 can transform your IT Infrastructure, from your Desktops, to your Data Centre and out to the Cloud. View this recording of our recent Webcast, presented by Gordon Mckenna of Inframon, to understand what System Center 2012 can do for you. This session will provide a good overview of...
  • Blog Post: Building School Networks for the Future - with System Centre and Hyper-V

    One of our (many) friends over at EduGeek has recently done some work with Marine Academy Plymouth taking over their systems in May 2011. We have now a series which charts the process of systems modernisation from analysis, to planning, then implementation before finally evaluation. This first article...
  • Blog Post: New academic year brings fresh new technology to Havant Academy

    I recently spoke to Richard Markey IT Director at Havant Academy , formerly Sport Staunton Community Sports College, to understand a bit more about how and why they refreshed their IT Infrastructure to meet the changing needs of their transition to become an Academy. “Good communication is a base component...
  • Blog Post: System Center for education - webinar recordings from end of November

    At the end of November, Rich Lane the resident techie of the education team ran a couple of webinars. If you want to have a listen in, you can view the recordings below. Secrets of successful desktop virtualisation: The Optimised Desktop VDI is a hot topic at the moment but what actually is it? When...
  • Blog Post: This week’s webinars for school network managers 16th-18th November

    There  are a couple of webinars during this week that if you have time in your diary, come along and take a listen. System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 webinar System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) lets you see how your IT system is running, from your servers right down to individual desktop...
  • Blog Post: Webinars for school network managers - coming up this month

    We've had about 300 attendees so far for the first three webinars for school network managers, and we've got five more coming up on System Center for network management, and then Richard is changing the topics and we're heading towards some cloud-services for network management (intrigued?). Here's the...
  • Blog Post: Saving money by saving power - an action plan

    Last week I spoke to a group of schools about money saving strategies ( based on this info ), and I do plan to shortly record the whole presentation, so that I can share it. But when I got to the bit about making sure that you do something about desktop power savings, there were a few in the audience...
  • Blog Post: Webinar recordings for download - System Center for Education

    Richard Lane, our trusty team techie, has been running a series of System Center webinars, specifically for education customers in the UK. Although we've had over a hundred attendees at many of them, I know that there are others that can't join at the time of the event. So we've now made the recordings...
  • Blog Post: Cost saving with Microsoft System Center

    I've just heard about another free event, on Friday 5th November, focused on cost saving with ICT. Although it isn't specifically education focused, I think that there will be a lot of readers that would appreciate a whole day full of network management tools ( oh, and a lot who could imagine nothing...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Live Meetings - System Center in Education

    After the success of the last few Live Meetings, with over 100 attendees at each, the ' System Center in Education ' series Continues with a closer look at each of the products and what they mean to Education Customers. They have been scheduled as a series in advance, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings...
  • Blog Post: Find out more about Microsoft System Center for Education - an upcoming Live Meeting webinar

    Richard Lane, who is the UK education team's resident techie is getting the bit between his teeth and running an increasing number of Live Meetings. As soon as we're sure there's enough demand, then we'll start to schedule a specific day and time each month, so that you can put them in your diary, and...
  • Blog Post: Saving money by effective power management

    One of the hidden costs of ICT in schools is the power usage of the equipment you’ve got around your school. 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 school’s overall electric bill. I’ve written...
  • Blog Post: 18th May - Manage the Future - Desktop to Cloud: The best of the Microsoft Management Summit

    This event is recommended for experienced network managers, as it will focus on network management technologies, and is not specifically for education. However, I know there’s quite a bit of interest in the System Center Essentials, so there will definitely be content that’s useful to schools. The chances...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting: A better way to support and manage your network

    At 3.30pm on Thursday 6th March , our latest Live Meeting will be demonstrating how System Center can make your school's IT support management a more cost-effective and efficient process without compromising your infrastructure's reliability. Traditionally, supporting end users has been time consuming...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting: System Center 2007 - Making IT management easier

    I know it's half-term next week for most of us, but just in case you’re thinking of catching up on some of the things you don't get round to in term time, this Live Meeting could show you a way to change that. (It’s bliss isn’t it, when the corridors go quiet?) Happening at the usual time of 3.30pm...
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