Slideshare and the web 2.0 world

October 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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In the last post I included a couple of videos to the blog using an embed code from YouTube, the site synonymous with a web 2.0 world. One other site I regularly use for embedding resources is Slideshare, the document presentation sharing site. How many people are using this service? I only use it as an easy way to pull the presentations through on my blog but never really thought about how many people go directly to the site to see presentations. The 10 Power Points I have uploaded on Slideshare in the last year have actually been viewed over 2,300 times in the last 6 months. With this in mind I thought I would give you the top 10 most viewed PowerPoints I have uploaded:

1. 5 Reasons for failure in SharePoint User Adoption (related blog post here)

2. Year 11 Revisions Seminars (related blog post here)

3. SharePoint Survival Kit (related blog post here)

4. Raising Acheivement through a Learning Platform (related blog post here)

5. Revision Gateway Survey (related blog post here)

6. Windows 7 at Warwickshire Local Authority (related blog post here)

7. Window 7 at Twynham School (related blog post here)

8. Windows 7 at West Hatch School (related blog post here)

9. Windows 7 at Lodge Park School (related blog post here)

10. Windows 7 at Dean Close School (related blog post here)

Although the Windows 7 PowerPoints are at the bottom of the list they would actually be the top 5 in terms of views per day. The fact that failure in user adoption is number 1 but only went up in July is perhaps telling of the state of Learning Platforms in the UK.

Windows 7 Early Adopters’ Forum for schools. Director’s Cut special- Dean Close School

October 7, 2009 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Windows 7 

Perhaps the only real disappointment from the Windows 7 Early Adopters’ Forum today was missing one presentation. With 5 people lined up to present we unfortunately got to lunch with 3 sessions completed when Nyall Monkton from Dean Close School had to leave. Nyall has very kindly sent his presentation to me this evening and I would like to add it to the collection on this blog. If you will consider this the director’s cut which no one, even those at the meeting, have seen. I am sure Nyall’s work is a fitting finale to the session today.

If you would like a downloadable copy of this presentation email me at mike.herrity@twynhamschool.com

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Windows 7 Early Adopters Forum for Schools. Top Reasons and top tips for deploying Windows 7.

October 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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The Windows 7 Early Adopters’ Forum has proved to be a great event today with some fantastic collaboration between schools and Local Authorities across 7 Counties. The mix of 20 people sharing their experiences of deploying Windows 7 in a variety or environments proved to be invaluable for all those who attended. As a wrap up to the event I asked the group to reflect on what we had discussed and come up with two lists to share with people. The first was 5 top reasons to move to Windows 7 and the second 5 top tips for deploying Windows 7. This is what they have come up with.

5 Reasons to move to Windows 7

  1. Improved Performance and Speed.
  2. Helps sustain Hardware (better than Vista and even XP).
  3. Vastly improved security features.
  4. Search and User Interface give a very intuitive experience.
  5. It is not Vista!

5 Top Tips for deployment

  1. Use MDT 2010 for deployment- this makes life easy.
  2. Complete a software audit well in advance of deployment.
  3. Group policies will be key to a successful deployment. Investing in getting it right.
  4. Load test where possible with smaller scale test deployments.
  5. Don’t use redirection of folders as this grinds log-in times down.

Windows 7 Early Adopters’ Forum for schools. Lodge Park Technology College.

October 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Our final session wrapping up the Windows 7 Early Adopters’ Forum for schools was led by Stephen Peverett from Lodge Park Technology College. His presentation focused on the position of his school having rolled out 2 ICT suites so far.

If you would like a downloadable copy of this presentation email me at mike.herrity@twynhamschool.com

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Windows 7 Early Adopters’ Forum for schools. Warwickshire County Council and Schools.

October 7, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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Our third presentation of the Windows 7 Early Adopters’ Forum for schools was led by Anthony Lander, the Senior Systems Engineer at Warwickshire County Council. Anthony brought a wealth of knowledge which will be really useful for all schools but particularly County Councils who will be looking to deploy from a central location out to schools.

If you would like a downloadable copy of this presentation email me at mike.herrity@twynhamschool.com

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Windows 7 Early Adopters’ Forum for schools. West Hatch School presentation.

October 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Our second presentation at the Windows 7 Early Adopters’ Forum was from Alan Richards. Alan has a significant pedigree having worked at Long Eaton and is now building one of the best networks in the country at West Hatch School. His presentation had a strong focus on the use of deployment technology so if WDS, SCCM and MDT 2010 mean anything to you take a look at the presentation below.

If you would like a downloadable copy of this presentation email me at mike.herrity@twynhamschool.com

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