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Technology

ECS Tech Team
 
 Welcome back for a great new school year.  We have made several changes over this summer.  
 
Website:
We have a new website.  www.elkincityschools.org will be the official site for Elkin City Schools.  The site is still under construction. Please give us a couple of weeks to get it into better shape.  Check back often as we will be making changes quickly to get more content loaded up.
 
Phone System:
The new phone system is up and operational.  Yay!  Everyone is on the same system now so the extensions have changed to 4 digit numbers. We are still working out some kinks. Please bear with us  We may have more issues but we will work through them. We think you'll like the new system... once you learn how to use it and the features.
 
Moved EES to Active Directory:
Elkin Elementary has been moved over to Active Directory.  We will be doing some initial training next week.  It will be different for those at EES. Believe me, no one will miss Novell (Microfocus now) more than I (Britt).  It's been in my life since Netware 2.x (1986). We will begin migrating the Central Office over very soon. After that time, we will be shutting our Novell servers down for good. We'll keep a backup of the virtual machines.  Maybe I'll crank them up once in awhile to reminisce. For those of you who knew Novell... c'mon admit it...  Salvage was amazing.
 
Windows 10:
With the move to AD at EES, we have almost completed our Windows 10 migration.   EHS/EMS were transitioned last year. We had several issues early on but they were solved and things started smoothing out.  
 
Teamed up with Maintenance on Security Updates:
We've updated some security issues.  Staff members will be getting more information on these very soon.
 
Imaging:
What would summer be without imaging?  Fun perhaps? 
 
More Chromebooks:
We are ordering more Chromebooks this year.  We love them and they are awesome!  We will also continue to work with Neverware and their CloudReady project.  It's amazing how easy it is to turn an older laptop/netbook into a functional Chromebook.  If we could only get those old wireless chipsets up to 5Ghz.... Oh well...
 
More projects are in the works.  Check back for more updates.