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MSDN-AA with e-Academy use at Cambridge Graham Titmus. University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk. Department Overview. 100 undergraduates per year First year 50% time in department Projects in second and final years Several small postgraduate courses

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msdn aa with e academy use at cambridge graham titmus

MSDN-AA with e-Academy use at CambridgeGraham Titmus

University of CambridgeComputer Laboratory

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk

department overview
Department Overview
  • 100 undergraduates per year
    • First year 50% time in department
    • Projects in second and final years
  • Several small postgraduate courses
    • Diploma conversion course
    • Speech and Natural Language Processing
  • 120 research staff and PhD students
undergraduate teaching
Undergraduate teaching
  • Contract out our workstation provision
    • PWF – provided by Computing Service
      • Windows 2000
      • Linux
    • Software for teaching
      • Plan one full year ahead
    • Widely available access
      • Colleges and bedrooms
delivering software
Delivering software
  • Use from servers
    • Limited set on restricted access servers
      • Use by staff and researchers
    • Licence servers access for other code
      • flexlm managed in main
  • Distributed
    • CDs or download areas
      • Freeware only
    • Distribution of boxed sets
msdn aa
MSDN-AA
  • Software on CD
  • Rapid changes in content for some products
    • Keeping it online is maintenance issue
    • Offline makes it harder to use
  • Licence key distribution
    • Internal – to support staff
    • Internal – to researchers
    • External – to undergraduates
e academy
e-Academy
  • Web site to issue licences
  • Customisable to some degree
    • Who is in control?
    • Spam filtering by users
  • Distribution points
    • Disc space required
    • Bandwidth used
    • Updating
starting to use it
Starting to use it
  • Customising
    • Logo
    • Contact information
    • Structuring users
      • Years for Undergraduates – one bulk change per year
      • Research and Staff – small constant change load
  • Familiarising
    • Controlling licences or selling them?
adding packages
Adding packages
  • Selection of ones to add
    • Too many to manage all of them
      • Workload level
      • Demand level
  • Distribution methods
    • CD loan/issue
    • Network download (http)
    • Network share
packaging for download
Packaging for download
  • Number of pre-packaged suites
    • XP, VS.Net, ….
  • Special tool to manage download
    • Take software from MSDNAAdistribution
    • Store on own website
      • Small downloader at e-Academy
      • Most data over local link
    • No checksums on image
adding users
Adding users
  • Stability of classes at start of year
    • Don’t want to leave it too late!
  • Notification methods
    • Official email first
      • Email form e-Academy looks like spam
    • Web site in department as well
      • Backup contact/fault system
      • Tied to http distribution point
      • Internal contact area
becoming a salesman
Becoming a salesman
  • Site is a sales point
    • Issue refunds for $0.00
      • If you choose download then want to borrow CDs then you have to be refunded and choose again
  • Administration can be split
    • System Administrator
    • CD issue
      • View waiting list
      • Issue return and cancel requests
maintenance issues
Maintenance issues
  • Email list
    • msdnaa-list@cl.cam.ac.uk
      • Aim for good coverage at weekends during term
  • Reinstalls
    • Low level of activity
      • Run out of disk space
      • Reformat machine
  • Extra activation codes
    • XP intolerance to new hardware
      • Monitor easily via website
      • All codes issued are displayed
cd loans
CD loans
  • No weekends!
    • Leads to overlongloan periods
  • Where to collect
    • Recruit literate students
  • What is a loan?
experience to date
Experience to date
  • Simple to configure and use
    • Lack of ‘identity’ with Department
    • Email messages need tailoring
  • Maintenance level low
    • Need another devolved role
      • issue reinstalls/keys
    • Updating user lists
      • Scriptable route needed using ssh access