Technology Training Services
Timely Info for Power Users and Stanford's Technology
Held Friday afternoons in Turing Auditorium, Tech Briefings
are informal, interactive seminars on computer-related topics
of interest to the Stanford community. These sessions are
intended for power users, Expert Partners, and those with
IT responsibilities, but are open to everyone faculty,
staff, and students. The Tech Briefings, led by knowledgeable
ITSS staff, run from 2:00 to 3:30 P.M. No registration is
required just come on by and learn something new. No
fees. No fuss.
Turing Auditorium is Room 111 of Polya Hall. See this map
to Polya Hall.
The success of these sessions depends on you! Questions from
attendees are strongly encouraged. Topics will be announced
about a week in advance through the techbriefings
mailing list and on this web page.
Because we are presenting emerging technical topics, please
feel free to contact the Tech Briefing coordinator with any
questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns. Call Phyllis
Olrich at 725-1541 or send email to email@example.com.
Summer 2004 Tech
June 25 (Friday)
My computer is driving
Dealing with spam, popup boxes, computer viruses,
spyware, and adware
Sick of spam? Irritated by popup boxes?
Bothered by computer viruses? Worried about spyware
and adware (and what are they anyway)? Mark Branom and
Jane Norris will give you some simple tips
and tricks on how to deal with these pesky annoyances
that we experience every day. Mark recomends this
helpful book – PC Annoyances: How to Fix
the Most Annoying Things About Your Personal Computer,
by Steve Bass, O'Reilly & Assoc., 2004. Download
PowerPoint presentation here.
|Mark Branom, Jane Norris
|July 9 (Friday)
Happened to My IP Number?
This briefing is for people with NetDB access who
want to learn more about some of the searching tools
available to them. We will cover NetDB log searches,
which let you see the whole history of a NetDB entry:
who made it and when, and all modifications. We will
also cover the command line tool ipm, which lets you
search our logs of router arp tables; this is especially
handy in finding IP thieves or the history of a laptop
that roams from one network to another. Finally, we'll
cover the various DHCP log searches, which give detailed
information on the successes or failures of a computer's
usage of Stanford's DHCP service. NetDB access is
required to use some of these tools, and NetDB familiarity
is suggested for anyone attending this briefing. Download
pdf of Drew's PowerPoint presentation here.
|July 16 (Friday)
to "Security Self-Help" Program
Come to this briefing to hear about the new program
developed by ITSS that will perform
a number of security tests, and optionally make changes
to your Windows computer to bring it into compliance
with a set of Stanford-defined security best practices.
The program will be available for download from the
Essential Stanford Software site (ess.stanford.edu)
and is intended for use by all Stanford community members
(students, faculty, and staff) to insure that computers
attached to the Stanford network conform to
a set of baseline security settings. Download
PowerPoint slides here.
summary document here.
|Tony Silveira, Jay Stamps, John Klemm,
|July 19 (Monday)
Come see a demo of Camtasia
Studio (by the vendor). Camtasia is the easy-to-use
software solution for creating full-motion training,
tutorials, and demos. Camtasia lets you record any
software or Web application; add narrations, visual
enhancements, and interactivity to your demos or tutorials;
and share them as Flash, streaming video formats, or
a CD-based menu.
|Brian Lesperance, TechSmith
|July 23 (Friday)
Come to this talk to learn about iSpace,
Stanford's official System of Record for space at
Stanford University (replacing SUFED and MedSUFED).
The primary function of iSpace is to provide space
inventory information for the usage of University
facilities. It is used for a variety of purposes,
including indirect cost analysis, facilities planning,
and departmental tracking of space use. iSpace contains
records from the official University and Medical
Center Space Inventories.
|Kristina Seyer-Smith, Michael Fox, Dobie
|August 6 (Friday)
Setting Up a Home Network
Join us as Kent Reuber and Mark
Branom present some basic info
on setting up home networks on Stanford DSL, Stanford West, and non-Stanford
DSL/cable modems. They'll talk about the basics of print servers, wireless
access points, and routers. They'll also present some example home network
diagrams that you may want to follow. They won't be covering specific products
– there are simply too many products out there. They will, however,
give you some recommendations on home network configurations that can be
used with many different products. The PowerPoint slides for this presentation
are available at http://homenetworking.stanford.edu.
|Kent Reuber, Mark Branom
|August 13 (Friday) Just added
to the schedule!
Come See What Stanford Can Do With Macromedia Technology
at This Special Event!
Macromedia delivers the solutions to help academic
institutions enrich learning resources and manage campus
infrastructure. Join us for an overview of Macromedia’s
tools, training, and resources.
2:00 – 2:05pm – Macromedia Introduction
2:05 – 3:00pm – Create
Digital Learning Experiences. For faculty
and academic services staff who want an easy way
to use PowerPoint, MS Word, streaming video, and
rich media to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
Featuring Macromedia Breeze™ and
3:00 – 4:00pm – Create
Digital Learning Experiences. Quickly and
easily create Flash-based interactive demonstrations
and software simulations.
Featuring Macromedia RoboDemo
4:00 – 5:00pm – Build
Engaging Web Sites with Studio MX 2004. Get
the most out of Studio MX 2004. This session for
Web Designers and Developers will highlight the latest
features of Studio MX.
Featuring Studio MX 2004 (Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks,
|John Schuman and Matthew An, Macromedia
|August 20 (Friday)
for Power Users
Come to this Tech Briefing to learn
about the advanced features of Sundial,
the new University-wide calendaring system. Brad
Lauster will cover such topics as group calendaring,
managing and using Sundial groups, advanced access
rights, search tips and tricks, sharing an address
book, and tracking project deliverables using daily
notes. (Use of Sundial with PDAs will not be covered
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.
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