The Benefits of Gamification and Game-based Learning

According to Karl Kapp (2012, pp. 10), an Instructional Design Doctorate and widely published author on the topic of learning and instruction, “Gamification is using game-based mechanics, aesthetics and game thinking to engage people, motivate action, promote learning, and solve problems” (Kapp, 2012). Gamification, or games based learning (GBL) as referred to when utilising actual... Continue Reading →

What is Click-to-Run (C2R)?

In my previous two posts, I described the Microsoft Installer (MSI), as well as Application Virtualization (App-V), and now it's time to talk about Click-to-Run (C2R). Click-to-Run is actually an installer stub, streamer, and command line technology, based on Microsoft's App-V technology, and is currently used for the delivery of Microsoft Office ProPlus products. Traditionally,... Continue Reading →

What is the Microsoft Installer (MSI)?

Long story short, a Microsoft Installer - sometimes referred to as Windows Installer, or just MSI - is a relational database, that contains internal tables that define an installation: And is therefore a software installer, just like the typical 'setup.exe', only far more powerful. As of writing this post, the MSI format is now eighteen (18)... Continue Reading →

Azure AD & Macs: Not for Binding

You've heard of Azure Active Directory (AAD), right? If not, here's the TLDR: It's Microsoft's cloud based directory for users, groups, and devices; It's the back end, that holds all the users, user attributes, and licenses for Office 365 (using AAD Free), and can be scaled up via Azure AD Premium licenses to provide enough... Continue Reading →

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