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Leicester Schools Network - Windows 7


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Leicester Schools Network - Windows 7

  1. 1. Windows 7How we did it.<br />Matthew Hughes<br />
  2. 2. Matthew Hughes<br />Started at the Academy almost 2 years ago as web developer but get involved with everything and spend around 50% of my time on web work with SharePoint.<br />e -<br />t - @mattmoo2<br />w –<br />Who am I?<br />
  3. 3. January 2009 Beta – Bring out your fishes<br />April 2009 - Release Candidate <br />I wanted to try in classrooms at this point<br />Tried on a few staff laptops<br />July / August 2009 – RTM on Technet & MSDN<br />Server 2008 R2 was released around the same time<br />Beta Testing<br />
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  5. 5. Taskbar – Program grouping<br />Taskbar - Right click for options, recent, pinning?<br />Aero snap<br />Aero peek<br />Windows Media Player – Streaming<br />Windows XP Mode – (Hardware Virtualization)<br />Problem Steps Recorder<br />Major Differences<br />
  6. 6. We are fortunate to only have 7 different makes and models of machine all less then three years old.<br />Laptops – 6715s<br />Desktops – DC5850, DC5800, DC7700, DC7800<br />Netbooks – Asus eeePC 1000he<br />Webcam drivers didn’t exist.<br />Card reader drivers didn’t exist<br />All updated via windows update later in the year<br />Hardware<br />
  7. 7. No Major issues and we have Adobe Master Suite, Smart Software, Go! Science, Testbaseetcetc<br />Mind Genius didn’t work<br />Educational software generally poorly written and not very well supported in my opinion and so some smaller less critical programmes didn’t work.<br />Do you let poor software hold you back?<br />Software<br />
  8. 8. Windows Deployment Services (WDS)<br />Used this before and works as expected<br />Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)<br />Requires Server 2008 R2<br /><br />West Hatch use this and swear by it <br />See blog on Friday.<br />Deployment Options<br />
  9. 9. Our role out was painless, sorry.<br />Should you hold back because of poor software?<br />Advantages Vs Disadvantages <br />Xpvs Vista – Xp Wins<br />XP vs 7 – 7 Wins<br />Microsoft Windows 7 - Early adopters publication<br /><br />Final Thoughts<br />