La Conner Regional Library: Windows MultiPoint Server Case Study

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Basically, it allows one computer to serve several people in a lab or library at very low cost and with minimum maintenance. TechSoup and InterConnection , one of our Refurbished Computer Initiative partners, teamed up to supply a group of nonprofits and libraries with everything they would need to set up a MultiPoint Server lab in their environment. La Conner Regional Library was one of our test sites. She became the library tech person by default.

La Conner Regional Library: Windows MultiPoint Server Case Study

Tech Soup Blog

Basically, it allows one computer to serve several people in a lab or library at very low cost and with minimum maintenance. TechSoup and InterConnection , one of our Refurbished Computer Initiative partners, teamed up to supply a group of nonprofits and libraries with everything they would need to set up a MultiPoint Server lab in their environment. La Conner Regional Library was one of our test sites. She became the library tech person by default.

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Windows MultiPoint Server Frequently Asked Questions

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It is an ideal solution for schools, libraries, small nonprofit offices, and computer labs that are on limited budgets. Windows MultiPoint Server software is ordinarily available through academic or commercial volume licensing. or Premium , and on the license type, either Academic or Commercial. It is also available as a donation product on TechSoup for eligible nonprofits and libraries. What MultiPoint MultiPoint Server Licensing Do I Need?

Microsoft Offers Get Genuine Windows: Full Operating Systems Versions Now Available

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To be eligible for the Get Genuine donations, the existing computers on which your organization will install the full Windows OS software must currently have one of the following: Counterfeit, pirated, or otherwise illegal, unlicensed, or improperly licensed Windows operating systems. If your organization is in need of a computer with a full Windows OS, check out the laptops and desktops available through TechSoup’s Refurbished Computer Initiative.

The Environmental and Cost Savings Benefits of Windows MultiPoint Server

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In this blog post, I'll compare costs and energy usage for a WMS setup versus a conventional setup in which every user has a laptop or desktop computer. WMS can also use legacy hardware, such as old laptops or desktop computers. This means a laptop or desktop with an older operating system can be repurposed as an access device, running Windows Professional, and extend the life of the laptop or desktop. Each station needs its own full license.

Windows MultiPoint Server: Resources for Refurbishers

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Lots of refurbishers around the world supply PCs to nonprofit training labs, libraries, and telecenters. Microsoft's Windows MultiPoint Server is very useful in these environments, and refurbishers now have three places to go to get donated and discounted MultiPoint Server licensing: TechSoup , The Microsoft Registered Refurbisher Program , and Microsoft in Education. The RRP program recently added Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Premium to its roster of citizenship licenses.

Top 6 Myths About Refurbished Hardware

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TechSoup's Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) has supplied more than 65,000 pieces of IT equipment to nonprofits and libraries in the last 10 years. Back in 2006, we started the RCI program to supply charities and libraries with good, low-cost warrantied computers that would stand the test of time. Consumer Reports does great reliability surveys on laptop fail rates. New Apple laptops have fail rates from 7 to 9 percent each year.

10+ Best eLearning Course Authoring Software Platforms

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These include: A built-in library of eLearning assets. A perpetual license costs $1299 and student teachers can access the solution for $399. A content library of ready-to-use templates. There are also enterprise licensing options for larger teams.

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Does the Used IT Market Have a Future?

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During the intervening two years, we have entered the “post-PC” era in which laptop and desktop computers are being superseded by tablets, phones and other mobile devices. And indeed sales of new PCs and laptops are declining. Forrester Research has also found that total shipments of desktop and laptop computers will continue to rise through 2015. Refurbishers in emerging markets will start to see a higher supply of laptops for refurbishment.

Setting Up Windows MultiPoint Server

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InterConnection has teamed up with TechSoup to help nonprofits, libraries, and refurbishers learn about and implement Windows MultiPoint Server. Follow the on-screen prompts to select your language options and accept the End User License Agreement. See how the YMCA of Greater Seattle , the La Conner Regional Library , and the Burlington Public Library are using Windows MultiPoint Server, and what they learned while setting up their systems.

Is the Used Computer Market Going Away?

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By "post-PC," Jobs meant essentially that computing and Internet use for both work and pleasure will no longer be dominated by PCs, but that there will be an array of smart devices including smartphones, tablet computers, smart TVs, laptops, and even sensing devices in our clothes and cars and other every day items. Forrester Research has also found that total shipments of desktop and laptop computers will continue to rise through 2015.

Moving to the Cloud? Keep These 8 Security Tips in Mind

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Sharing accounts might be convenient, and it might save you on licensing fees, but doing so can be a security liability. A former employee could still have shared login information stored on a laptop that gets stolen. Cloud basics for nonprofits and libraries. Cloud-based applications and services are super convenient. After all, they let you work from practically anywhere using almost any device, and they make it easy to collaborate with coworkers.

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Why TechSoup Product Donations and Donors Are Green

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Symantec donated more than 432,000 licenses reaching more than 23,000 organizations in 29 countries last year. TechSoup has a not very well-known Green Technology Product Donations page that features donations that can help your nonprofit, library, or church reduce electronic waste by using refurbished hardware, save energy, and cut down on travel. TechSoup has lots of great donor partners — more than 90 of them at last count.

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Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

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Tablet sales are up 53% while laptop and desktop computers are down 11% from the previous year. It’s also looking like relatively few charities and also libraries are getting the hang of it. I’d also modestly recommend our Cloud Basics for Nonprofits and Libraries. It’s a new licensing arrangement in which Adobe products users download the software as they have in the past and use it on PCs, but licensing is on a monthly per-user fee basis.