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September 27, 2004

Issue No. 66

Table of Contents

Highlights and Features

Grokker at Stanford
CourseWork-Fall 2004
File-Sharing-Consequences
File-Sharing Myths
File-Sharing Resources
IT Open House October 28
Tech Help for Faculty
Essential SU Software
Desktop Computer Security
Security Self-Help Tool
Wireless Access-SU Visitors
SULAIR Home Page Update
SU Course Support Web Site copy

Library Resources

SULAIR Image Collections
SKIL Tutorial Enhanced
Scholars Workshops for Fall
Social Science Data
Literary Studies Database
New Lane Library Web Site
Firing Line TV Program
ArcGIS 9 Available
SSRC Past Events Online
BIOSIS Changes
HighWire Press-New Journals
EuroNews Web Site

Computing News

Accessible Web Pages
AFS Disk Quota Increased
Online Lecture Assessment
Teaching with Technology
Resources for SU Webmasters
ATS Program-New Projects
ATL Project Showcase
Spam Deletion Tool
ITSS Training Services
Training Registration
HelpSU Streamlined
New Webmail Is Here
Printing in Sweet Hall
Sweet Hall Consulting
Mac OS X Migration
PeopleSoft System Upgraded
Bookstore Computer Store
Courselets for SU Community
Sundial Calendar Changes
TeamSpace in Meyer Library
Meyer Classrooms
Meyer Tech Desk Update
Technology Help on Web

Moving Mac Users to OS X

During the spring and summer, ITSS assisted Macintosh users in migrating to Mac OS X. This was especially important to do for those who use administrative applications such as Oracle Financials and ReportMart2. These applications run much better and more reliably under the latest Mac OS and, just as importantly, were not supported for use under older OS versions. OS X also provides a much more secure platform through its automatic update capability.

The OS X Migration Project helped well over 300 users across campus to make the change. In some cases, ITSS supplied additional memory for administrative computers to allow them to run the new software well. Many local support staff (including staff in the Law School, Medical School, Athletics, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs Office, and others) partnered with ITSS in the effort to upgrade their users as quickly and painlessly as possible. Training classes on OS X were provided, and Apple supplied OS X books and technical support as well.

If you have questions or feedback on the OS X Migration Project, please submit a HelpSU ticket at http://helpsu.stanford.edu/.