Archive for the ‘Content and Document Management’ Category

The Enhancement to Two-Step Authentication

Friday, December 5th, 2014

On December 13, 2014, University IT will implement new two-step authentication, powered by Duo.

With the current two-step authentication service, we can choose a single authentication method. With Duo, we can set up multiple devices with multiple authentication methods. Your current method (SMS, Google Authenticator, or Printed List) will continue to work at rollover.

We encourage you to come to this session to learn how to take advantage of the Duo application for your smart device to receive a “push notification” or code, how to add a backup device, and what to do if you forget your device and have no backup devices set up.

Video via BlueJeans Video Conference

Cardinal WordPress Theme: Best Practices

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Video from session (created through BlueJeans)

University Communications has recently created the Cardinal WordPress theme, which enables eligible Stanford departments and administrative units to present their WordPress sites with a look and feel consistent with Stanford’s home page. This tech briefing introduces the new theme and covers the best practices for deploying it on your WordPress site.

Learn about:

  • The Cardinal theme’s look and feel
  • Installing the Cardinal WordPress theme
  • Customizing your site’s navigation
  • Customizing layouts
  • Customizing sidebar / footer contents
  • Configuring your home page
  • Displaying featured images
  • Displaying author information
  • Custom shortcodes
  • Getting help with the theme

If your department or administrative unit has a WordPress site, or if you’re considering creating one, please come learn what the new Cardinal theme can do for your site.

Bio

JB Christy is a Senior Web Developer in University Communications. She has been a software engineer for more than 30 years and has been developing commercial web sites since 2007. Since coming to Stanford in 2013, JB has helped launch Stanford’s new home page (December 2013) and has worked on several special projects for Stanford News and Stanford Arts. JB has been working with WordPress since 2011 and is the developer of Stanford’s new Cardinal WordPress theme.

Salesforce @ GSB

Friday, August 8th, 2014

This Tech Briefing focused on Salesforce — a cloud computing company best known for its customer relationship management product — now being used at the Graduate School of Business, and other departments around campus.

This talk covered:

  • Why Salesforce
  • Factors for success
  • What has GSB done so far
  • Road map
  • Learnings – Strategic, Business and Technical

Stanford Media Group: Digital Repository and Media

Friday, July 25th, 2014

This Stanford Media Group meeting discussed the Digital Repository and media.

Other topics covered include:

  • Resource Directory
  • Lynda.com
  • Sub-group happenings

Stanford Digital Repository for Data

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Are you…

  • a grad student looking for somewhere to publish supplementary data for a journal article?
  • a faculty member looking for an easy way to make high-quality research data accessible to others?
  • an institute’s data manager looking for a robust and reliable means to preserve irreplaceable data?
  • a research grant administrator looking for a way to meet data sharing requirements for a grant proposal?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then The Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) may be the answer for you!

In this session, you will learn more about Stanford Libraries’ robust and secure preservation system, and how you can use it to preserve and share research data, creative outputs, and other types of scholarly works.

You’ll also find out about choosing materials for deposit, preparing data and metadata, how the online deposit tool works, and how to get started using the SDR now.

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.