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Virtual Desktop Technology – Part 3 of 3

Lester S. Stoltzfus


At Lampeter-Strasburg School District (L-S), virtual desktop technology is being used with over 600 Thin Client computers in all buildings, all media centers, most computer labs, most classrooms, by all students in all grades, as well as extended-day care teachers, para-educators, elementary building open pod areas, and more. Virtual desktop technology supports customization in order […]

Virtual Desktop Technology – Part 2 of 3

Lester S. Stoltzfus


Over the past several years, Lampeter-Strasburg School District (L-S) has strategically built a technology environment that can now be leveraged to deliver true virtual servers and true virtual desktop computing, positioning us to take full advantage of a true “private” cloud computing service with a plethora of end user device options. Our virtual desktop technology […]

Care and Feeding of Your Tech Staff

Paul Billy


One frequently overlooked area that is absolutely critical to the success of any district implementation of an Educational Technology project is the regular care and feeding of your districts’ behind the scenes technology staff. Whether you are implementing a one-to-one program, BYOD, or even just installing interactive white boards, there is usually significant technology infrastructure […]

Virtual Desktop Technology at Lampeter-Strasburg School District – Part 1

Lester S. Stoltzfus


Some industry leaders have said that desktop virtualization is the most significant technology ever. While this may be a bold statement, I submit that the more you know about desktop virtualization, the more you will come to agree with it. In education, we have many student computers that we need to manage and, in many […]

Convince Your IT Manager


So you want to take advantage of the technology resources and networking opportunities offered at Tech Talk Live but are not sure how to convince your supervisor? Tech Talk Live has developed a tech friendly guide to help you demonstrate the return on investment and impact your attendance at Tech Talk Live will have on […]

Riding the Device Wave: Switching from Laptops to Tablets

Art Titzel


“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” –David Warlick Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year all eighth grade students at Hershey Middle School will be using […]

Removing Stale ActiveSync Devices

Dave Light


Have you ever wondered how many mobile devices are connecting to your Exchange 2010 environment? Would you like to clear out stale mobile device partnerships en masse? As mobile devices become more commonplace in the work environment, we as IT administrators need to be aware of how they affect our environment and how to manage […]

System Center Configuration Manager 2007-2012: The Journey

Ryan Breneman


After spending three years working with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), I have developed a love/hate relationship.  Four years ago, we were using FOG for our PC imaging needs, and it was working fine.  However, as demands rose and software became more sophisticated we felt the need to move into something more.  This is when […]

Package-Based Image Creation and Thin-Imaging for Mac OS X

Tim McCleary


The traditional way of creating a master image for the Mac is to grab the most recent Mac you have, install Mac OS X, run software updates, install all the applications, and configure everything just the way you like it. After a few hours of doing this, a utility like DeployStudio is used to create […]

IT Project Management in an Educational Setting: Project Management by Sticky Notes!

Nancy Morris


Several years ago, we realized that our IT Department was notorious for starting projects and not finishing them.  We would have multiple projects going on at the same time.  When a new project idea came up, we would stop what we were doing and shift our attention to the new shiny object. I was sent […]

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