Archive for the ‘Content and Document Management’ Category

Agile Project Management: Introduction to Scrum Methodologies

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Important viewing note: Unfortunately, due to a server glitch while recording, the audio for this Tech Briefing video repeats and skips occasionally. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Improve estimates and on-time completion of projects, keep your team happy and sane, and continue iterating on your process at regular intervals!

This Tech Briefing discussed:

  • The Agile manifesto
  • Scrum philosophy
  • The basics of creating and grooming a project backlog
  • The structure of a sprint
Relevant audiences include: all project managers, developers, and anyone who hires outside vendors to create software or websites.

The session was taught by Stanford Web Services’ project manager Linnea Williams, a Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner.

High-End Computing Resources at Stanford: New Data Center, New Capabilities

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Need to analyze data or run simulations at a scale beyond that of what your laptop or lab group’s server can handle?

During this Tech Briefing, the technical team from the Stanford Research Computing Center talked about high-end computing systems, tools, and resources at Stanford and beyond.

For more information on Stanford Research Computing Center, please visit:

https://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-scholarship/computing-support-research

Adobe Creative Cloud

Friday, April 25th, 2014

This session focused on what’s new with Creative Cloud — the new desktop version of Adobe products in the Creative Suite — and the added tools and services to facilitate creating and collaborating.

Jim Babbage, Solutions Consultant at Adobe, reviewed the enhancements to Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Muse, and Acrobat. He also explored how these applications collaborate, and how other Creative Cloud tools/apps complement them.

Other topics:

  • Deployment Tools and Licensing Options
  • Adobe Community Resources
  • Collaboration: Behance and Beyond
  • Creativity in Education: Why it Matters
  • InDesign and Digital Publishing for Mobile Apps

VMWare Vision Overview

Friday, April 18th, 2014

This session provides an overview of the VMWare Vision, focusing on NSX and the Virtual Cloud Hybrid Service.

NSX delivers a completely new operational model for networking that breaks through current physical network barriers. This allows data center operators to achieve order of magnitude better speed, economics and choice.

The Virtual Cloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud operated by VMware. It is built on vSphere, and allows customers to quickly and seamlessly extend their datacenter into the cloud.

See more at: http://www.vmware.com/products/nsx/features.html and http://vcloud.vmware.com

Upgrading to iOS7

Friday, March 7th, 2014

On February 21st, Apple released a security patch for iOS that addressed a major flaw in both iOS 6 and iOS 7. Only users of the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4th generation were granted access to a version that kept their devices on iOS 6, thus forcing thousands of users at Stanford to upgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 7.

During this Tech Briefing, Ammy Woodbury discussed why this patch was so critical. She also covered:

  • new features of iOS7
  • navigational tips and tricks
  • how to change settings to make iOS 7 look and feel a little more like iOS 6
  • tricks to optimize your iPhone and iPad experience

Note: The Information Security Office recommends upgrading to iOS 7.0.6 immediately. Be sure to back up your iOS device prior to upgrading, either via iTunes or iCloud. Then, go to Settings>General>Software Update to upgrade your operating system.

Ammy has made the presentation slides available.

Command-Line NetDB

Friday, February 28th, 2014

This session was designed for LNAs who wish to make use of the Command-Line version of NetDB, which is available to anyone with NetDB access.

The primary use of NetDB CLI is to make bulk changes to multiple records. Some of recent significant changes in the options available with NetDB CLI include:

  • a “batch” option that significantly speeds up large-scale changes
  • a method of finding previously saved versions of a record that might make it easier to correct errors
  • the option to build your own software tools to work with the NetDB back-end

What’s New in FileMaker Pro 13

Friday, January 24th, 2014

During this session, Rosemary demonstrated some of the latest FileMaker offerings for desktop, iOS, and web deployments.

Topics covered include:

- Web Direct
- layout themes and styles
- and the many other new features of FileMaker Pro 13

Stanford Mobile Device Management

Friday, November 8th, 2013

On January 31, 2014, all benefits-eligible faculty and staff will be required to enroll any iOS or Android device accessing Stanford email or calendar in Stanford’s MDM program. This includes Stanford-provided devices, devices which receive a stipend, and personally owned devices. Are you ready? This session talked about Stanford’s MDM program.

While most personal computers on campus are password-protected, only a few of us configure our mobile phones with a password or PIN to protect it against unauthorized use. And, since mobile devices are easily (and frequently) misplaced, the potential for unauthorized access increases.

For more information, please visit https://itservices.stanford.edu/service/mobiledevice/management.

Using Mailman for Stanford Email Lists

Friday, October 4th, 2013

This session focused on how to use Mailman to create and manage a mailing list at Stanford. A feature-packed mailing list service, Mailman includes moderated lists, list archiving, and an integrated web interface.

The Tech Briefing covered:

  • the basics of setting up and using a distribution list through Mailman
  • how to configure a distribution list using the basic options
  • all of the advanced “full administrative interface” choices

Stanford Web Services: Jumpstart Your Website

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The Stanford Sites Jumpstart service provides a way to quickly create a simple, elegant, and cost-effective website that requires little technical expertise to support. This session provided a tour of this exciting new Drupal-based tool, which is provided at a well-below market rate by Stanford Web Services.

Features covered include:

- the simple editing interface
- quick integration with Social Media
- a mobile-responsive design that works great on desktops and phones
- a very fast site-build turnaround time
- a surprisingly small price tag