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    School Server Virtualisation video case study

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    There’s a new video case study now available, of a US school district that upgraded their ICT infrastructure by virtualising their servers – saving themselves money in the process. Tri-Center Community Schools in Iowa sought to improve students’ education...
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    Learning more about Live@edu

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    In the Top Money Saving Tips , the ninth one was “ Stop your email servers ”.  It used the example from the DCSF "’Securing our Future’ discussion guide, which prompted schools to look for efficiency savings – the example the DCSF used was London...
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    MSDN Magazine – free downloads

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    I have to admit, much of the content in the MSDN Magazine goes whooshing over my head. But I know that some of you love nothing more than digging into coding, and would love nothing more than an evening of thread diagnostics (whatever that is?). But did...
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    First Look at Office 2010 – free e-book

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    Every day is a day closer to the Office 2010 release (due on 12th May for volume licence customers , and June for consumers ). And I know of quite a few UK schools that are widely using the free Office 2010 beta in the classroom already. If you’re preparing...
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    Freebies of The Official Magazine Windows

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    Do you read the Windows magazine? It probably shows up on the shelves of your local WH Smith, and larger newsagents. I’ve managed to lay my hands on some spare copies of this month’s magazine, so if you’d like to grab one of them, then just drop me an...
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    Accessibility guide for teachers

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    We’ve just issued the third edition of our accessibility guide for teachers, and it’s available as a download from our accessibility site . The site also includes a number of accessibility video case studies . The Accessibility: A Guide for Educators...
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    It makes sense to review the way you buy software – it might save money

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    hI’ve blogged about software licensing before, and have hopefully managed to explain the various options and the cost saving possibilities – especially in number 12 of my Top ICT Money Saving Tips h and in “ Get the best deal on Microsoft software ”....
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    Bing Maps grows

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    On a regular basis, the Bing team are adding more to the Bing Maps site. And the nice thing is that you can see see it all growing on the Bing Maps beta website . Yesterday, I was looking up Culford School, in Suffolk, on the map – to show somebody why...
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    The NAACE Annual Conference

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    For the last three days I’ve been at the NAACE Conference in Blackpool, with over 300 others. NAACE is the “professional association for those who are concerned with advancing education through the appropriate use of information and communications technology...
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    Saving power on the go

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    In the Top ICT Money Saving Tips , the second one was all around using the power saving functions of Windows , to knock £10,000 a year off your electricity bill. With perfect timing, the Windows team, over at windows.microsoft.com , have released a new...
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