Archive for the ‘Internet and Web’ Category

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

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

Stanford Hosted Websites: The Move from www.stanford.edu to web.stanford.edu

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Are you an administrator of a Stanford hosted website for your area? Does your website URL begin with www.stanford.edu/<site path>. Did you receive an email message on May 15, 2014 about a change to the address and are not exactly sure what to do or how this affects you and your sites?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you should view this Tech Briefing session.

On June 21, 2014, Stanford will change its web-addressing scheme of its free, self-service web-hosting environment from www.stanford.edu to web.stanford.edu.

If you need immediate assistance, visit: https://itservices.stanford.edu/service/web/centralhosting/www2web.

Presentation slides available.

Stanford Media Group: Networking

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

This Stanford Media Group meeting discussed IT Services Networking.

There were also short sub-group reports on:

  • Storage
  • Media Asset Management
  • Streaming
  • Archiving
  • Student Services

Qualtrics: Tips, Tricks, and What’s New

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The Qualtrics survey tool has changed the landscape for colleges and universities, introducing features to help academic users run more successful surveys and gather quicker insights.

This session highlighted tips and tricks for the everyday user as well as introduced new features, including the offline survey app, pivot tables, and SMS survey capability.

More information about Qualtrics at http://survey.stanford.edu

CAP and the New Stanford Profiles Website

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The new Stanford Profiles website is part of a University initiative to expand the CAP (Community Academic Profiles) website used by the School of Medicine to other schools and admin units at Stanford.

The site is intended to allow convenient updates of academic and professional profiles and to enhance communication and collaborations across the University.

Topics covered during this session included:

  • an overview of the new Stanford Profiles site
  • the CAP API, and how data can be accessed and used to integrate with other sites
  • the CAP Internal / Intranet site
  • the Social features available to promote and facilitate collaborations within the CAP population
  • the future of CAP

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

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

Registrar Technologies

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Registrar’s Office is one of the major technology offices on campus, with responsibilities ranging from PeopleSoft Student Records to publication and web feeds of courses and classes to managing third party vendors and software as a service for numerous applications.

This session was lead by staff members from the Registrar’s Office and provided a broad overview of the numerous technologies that they manage.