Archive for October, 2009

LanSchool Wins 2009 Technology and Learning Award of Excellence

LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, is proud to announce that LanSchool v7.2 won the 2009 Technology and Learning Award of Excellence.

The prestigious, 27-year-old recognition program honored software, hardware, network, and web products that broke new ground as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools. A panel of more than 30 educators, who tested more than 100 entries across the country, chose the winners.

“Our judges, which include stalwarts such as our resident expert Joe Huber and the staff of Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy, put dozens of entries through their paces. To come out with their seal of approval is a testament to the product” says Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media’s Tech & Learning Group.

Dana Doggett, the president of LanSchool said, “We are honored to be selected by the judges for a 2009 Award of Excellence. We worked very hard this past year to become the first cross-platform, PC, Mac and Thin Client classroom management solution. Our goal is to improve teacher effectiveness on whatever platform the school has chosen.”

Pricing and Availability

LanSchool v7.4 is a free upgrade for customers that purchased LanSchool v7.3 during the past year. Educational pricing starts at USD$299 for classrooms with less than 10 computers and USD$599 for larger classrooms. The software can also be purchased as a subscription for USD$199 per classroom per year. Volume discounts, competitive upgrades, K-12 school and district site licenses are available.

About LanSchool Technologies

LanSchool Technologies, LLC, is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for the education market. LanSchool, for over 23 years, has enabled tens of thousands of teachers to easily remove distractions such as the Internet, Instant Messaging, E-mail and Games from the classroom. LanSchool is headquartered in Orem, Utah, with customers and resellers across the world.

Migrating to Microsoft’s® New Windows® 7 Operating System?

Acronis’ seven-step approach can make it a lot safer

Windows Vista users contemplating an upgrade to Windows 7 will be able to follow a relatively simple path because most applications are left untouched by the procedure. But Windows XP users face a riskier and more complicated process. Moving from Windows XP to Windows 7 requires a ‘clean install’, which means all applications, data, and settings must be rebuilt from scratch after the new operating system is up and running.
Whether you’re running Vista or XP, you’ll lower your risk and reduce the time required to complete the changeover if you first back up your current system, settings, and data with disk imaging software.
The newly released Acronis® True Image Home 2010 disk imaging software can help your migration go smoothly and eliminate the fear many customers have of losing data or a working system. If you encounter a problem, you can instantly revert back to the previous operating system and keep working until you solve it.

Upgrade Checklist:

  1. Back up your entire existing operating system with a disk image before upgrading to Windows 7. The October ’09 issue of Laptop Magazine suggests using Acronis True Image Home to carry out the backup. An image-based backup can be a great timesaver in the event that your Windows 7 installation fails or an existing application doesn’t work on the new operating system. In either case you can simply roll back to your previous system.
  2.  Be prepared for the possibility that some applications may not yet be compatible with Windows 7. Check compatibility before installing or use Acronis True Image Home 2010 to create a separate disk partition for the new operating system: use the older system to run any applications that can’t be migrated to the Windows 7!
  3. Use Acronis True Image Home 2010 to migrate your data quickly. Capture all your files, applications and system settings as an image with one click, and avoid the need to individually transfer them for use on the new operating system. For total assurance, Acronis True Image Home 2010 can convert your backup (.tib file) into a virtual hard disk file (.vhd). Keep your XP or Vista machine in a virtual state in your new Windows 7 environment and use the converted image to boot directly into your old XP or Vista machine.
  4. It can take four hours or more to reinstall a Windows 7-based system, so after you’ve completed the install, use Acronis True Image Home 2010 to create a clean backup image of the entire new system. You’ll avoid the need for another long re-install if you encounter a problem later.
  5. Develop good backup habits. Set up an automatic backup schedule with Acronis True Image Home 2010 to ensure you’ll be protected. Automatically.
  6. Store your backup to more than one destination for greater security. Acronis Dual Destination Backup makes this easy to do. If one backup fails or is damaged, you will always be able to recover it from the other. Ensure total protection of your data by backing up online using Acronis Online Backup to place your backup in our highly secure, fail-safe facilities.
  7. Test it! Make sure you can recover. Backup is easy; recovery is hard if you’re not prepared. With Acronis True Image Home 2010, recoveries are simple push-button affairs, even for novices, so you’ll concentrate on being productive. Leave it to Acronis to protect your data and recover it easily and safely when disaster strikes.

 


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

LanSchool v7.4 Supports Windows 7

LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, announced that LanSchool v7.4 supports Windows 7 for both the teacher console and student software.

“LanSchool is committed to supporting Microsoft Windows operating systems at their release date.” said Dana Doggett, president of LanSchool. “However, we also believe it is critical to support legacy operating systems, such as Windows 98, Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008.”

Customers that purchased LanSchool v7.4 can login to the LanSchool customer portal and download v7.4.1.0 which will run on Windows 7.

LanSchool v7.4 also supports the latest version of the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system for both the teacher console and students.

Pricing and Availability

LanSchool v7.4 is a free upgrade for customers that purchased LanSchool v7.3 during the past year. Educational pricing starts at USD$299 for classrooms with less than 10 computers and USD$599 for larger classrooms. The software can also be purchased as a subscription for USD$199 per classroom per year. Volume discounts, competitive upgrades, K-12 school and district site licenses are available.

About LanSchool Technologies

LanSchool Technologies, LLC, is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for the education market. LanSchool, for over 23 years, has enabled tens of thousands of teachers to easily remove distractions such as the Internet, Instant Messaging, E-mail and Games from the classroom. LanSchool is headquartered in Orem, Utah, with customers and resellers across the world.