Busy at work

Very busy at work still, hence the lack of updates recently.

We’ve been working on the workstation image this week, figuring out the best way to automatically deploy the dozens of different software packages that are needed around the college without ever having to visit each PC. We’ve improved the process considerably over the last couple of years, but there are still a few troublesome applications, such as Sage Accounts, that don’t like being repackaged. 🙁

At least the new versions of Dreamweaver, Flash, Freehand, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator and Cubase seem to have gone smoothly.

It’s going to be a struggle to get everything done before students return because we won’t receive this year’s batch of new PCs until mid-August. Any savings the bean-counters have potentially managed to make by spending an extra couple of weeks shopping around for the best finance deal will be cancelled out by the overtime caused by the delay. 👿