Note: This blog post was updated on February 6, 2023 with the latest information on U.S. COVID relief funding for schools. Managing a school’s IT strategy, security, and infrastructure is no walk in the park, even in the most pedestrian of times — which makes managing schools through a pandemic something entirely herculean. (Tell
SmartDeploy has released a new version (3.0.1060, to be exact) to kick off the new year! This new release is now available and included in your SmartDeploy subscription. To get started, launch SmartDeploy and click the Update available link or visit the website to download and install the latest version. Once you’ve installed the latest
Some people think that having a family member in IT is like having their own personal tech support — and that Christmas gatherings are the perfect opportunity to get help setting up their new computer, free of charge. But no one wants to spend the holidays doing extra work, especially when you’re officially off duty.
“My department has too many people,” said no one in IT ever. Often faced with limited resources, IT departments could use a few extra hands to keep things running smoothly. That includes everything from handling user issues to managing company-wide systems, networks, and data security. If you’re managing an IT team, it’s crucial to know
Imaging computers may not be the most exhilarating task in IT, but it’s an important one. Knowing how to image a computer — manually or otherwise — is useful for IT admins when tackling certain important tasks. Whether you’re rolling out new hardware, troubleshooting finicky operating systems, or migrating users to Windows 11, this knowledge
“Give a sysadmin a script and solve their problems for a day. Teach a sysadmin to script, and they’ll probably automate themselves out of a job.” – Some sysadmin on their third energy drink of the day Scripts have become an essential part of the sysadmin toolkit. From simple one-liners to complex automation novellas containing
We’ve got news! SmartDeploy has released a new version (3.0.1050, to be exact). This new release is now available and included in your SmartDeploy subscription. To get started, launch SmartDeploy and click the Update available link, or visit the website to download and install the latest version. After completing the update, rerun the Media Wizard
Microsoft giveth, and Microsoft taketh away. Such is the lifecycle of Windows OS releases. Microsoft wows us with new features and slick animations, but it forgets to mention everything we give up when we transition to a new OS. One feature that’s become far less reliable with each new Windows OS release is the ability
The IT field is full of myths and challenges. To survive and thrive at the job, it helps to know what these myths and challenges are — and how to overcome them. Just like anyone who wants to play Dungeons & Dragons, you must learn the rules and the best ways to arm yourself for
This article is part of our IT Admin Mythbusters campaign. Discover the truth behind other common industry misconceptions in our roundup article 5 common IT myths & essential tips for IT pros. When organizations purchase new technology, they should consult their IT team. As primary stakeholders, IT teams lend valuable expertise that drives purchasing decisions.