Summer 2010 Tech BriefingsTimely Info for Power Users and Stanford's Technology Community
July 2: Independence Day -- No Tech Briefing Drupal Workshop: Installing Contributed Modules Open Source - OpenOffice.org Converged Communication Protect Your Data and Protect Yourself WebEx at Stanford HTML5 - A Postcard From The Trenches Iz U Haz Prezenz? - Social Networking and Web Collaboration at Stanford Sept 3: Labor Day -- No Tech Briefing Introduction to Networking Campus Cell Coverage: Where are we? Where are we going? Stanford Web Forms Service
Independence Day -- No Tech Briefing
Drupal Workshop: Installing Contributed Modules
This is one in a series of hands-on workshops covering installing contributed modules at Stanford. Bring a laptop and follow along!
Nearly endless features can easily be added to Drupal by installing contributed modules. This session will go through the steps required to install these modules.
There will be pre-configured Drupal sites available for use by those who would like to follow along on a laptop during the workshop.
|Sharon Krossa, IT Services|
Open Source - OpenOffice.org
Do you wish you had office applications at home? Is your department running out of funds because you're spending too much on licensing fees for tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access?
Come to this Tech Briefing as Mark Branom, IT Services, demonstrates OpenOffice.org, a free, open-source, viable alternative to the MS Office suite.
|Mark Branom, IT Services|
Converged Communication - Cisco VoIP
This week's Tech Briefing focuses on the new Converged Communication bundled service package and the Cisco VoIP phone available in the package.
Learn about exciting new features like free conference calling, switching from your desk phone to your cell phone mid-conversation, and using a soft phone to make calls from your computer.
| Ammy Hill & Chai Ho, IT Services
Protect Your Data and Protect Yourself
This Briefing focuses on the free tools available to Stanford employees to secure your data. We'll cover
- Secure Email
|Ammy Hill, IT Services|
WebEx at Stanford
In this Tech Briefing, learn how WebEx software can facilitate:
|Chris Lundin, IT Services|
HTML5 - A Postcard From The Trenches
HTML5 is here, it's hot and everyone wants to know more. But what *is* HTML5, and can we really start using it today? Stanford's Online Accessibility Program's John Foliot has been actively involved at the W3C during the development of HTML5, serving as co-Chair of the HTML5-Accessibility Task Force (media), and shares insight as to where we stand today.
Join John as he seeks to answer these questions and more.
| John Foliot, Stanford Online Accessibility Program
Iz U Haz Prezenz? - Social Networking and Web Collaboration at Stanford
Stanford University has a Facebook presence and "tweets." Do you? Find out how you can leverage Social Networking sites and Stanford-provided Web Collaboration tools to make new contacts, enhance communication and collaboration with colleagues, and share your knowledge and experiences with your friends and the world.
| Dave Ream & Mark Branom, IT Services
No Tech Briefing - Labor Day
Introduction to Networking
If you've ever been curious as to how computers talk to each other, this class will give a brief overview of some of the concepts of computer networking. This class will be a very basic introduction to common modern networking technology and terminology and how they apply to Stanford.
Topics covered include networking models and protocols, ethernet, wireless ethernet, the Internet Protocol (IP) and networking equipment.
|Drew Saunders, IT Services|
Campus Cell Coverage: Where are we? Where are we going?
Come learn about where the University is headed with regard to cell coverage. There are many challenges in keeping up with the ever-increasing demand for data usage. Also, T-Mobile will be on hand to discuss their cell plans and their particular plans for Stanford.
Erich Snow, Director, Facilities Operations, IT Services
Jennifer Tapalaga, T-Mobile Account Representative
Stanford Web Forms Service
| Marco Wise, IT Services
Links to Previous Quarters
Click on these links to previous quarters to see the Tech Briefings/TGIF topics we have presented in the past. Links to handouts for most presentations are also available at these sites.
- Spring 2010
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