Topic: Bill Allison, director of Campus Technology Services, will discuss the OE Productivity Suite initiative. Topics will include the status of contracts for on-premise software and the current state of the move to a new integrated email/calendar system.
He will discuss the road map for engaging campus in a variety of forums to discover underlying concerns about the transition and elicit suggestions and priorities during implementation of the system.
Regarding the Productivity Suite initiative, its goal is to provide faculty, staff, and students with a comprehensive, widely used set of software tools that can aid collaboration and increase productivity.
These tools include the suite of Adobe products that has already been made available to campus, other desktop productivity software, plus an outsourced system for email and calendaring.
While calendaring and email are currently separate systems, the new system chosen will have email and calendar on the same system. This integration will offer many benefits for the user experience and also the challenges accompanying roll out of any new, widely used system.
Topic: In this presentation, Rick Jaffe will introduce the Research Hub, a new service from Information Services and Technologies that provides powerful tools for content management and collaboration. Research Hub is available to campus members at hub.berkeley.edu (CalNet ID required).
Research Hub allows users to create sites – personal or shared work spaces, complete with a document library, a wiki, a workflow engine and other tools to support group communication and project work. With Research Hub, you can store and manage files securely; browse documents quickly; add folders, tags, comments, and descriptive information to organize and annotate content; use full-text search and advanced filtering to find content fast; and automatically maintain versions of your documents. (No more time wasted editing an old draft!) Easily managed site membership and role-based permissions let users share materials broadly, yet ensure that private files remain private. Research Hub connects to your desktop, laptop, iPad and smart phone, and integrates with favorite applications – all the while keeping your materials protected in the UC Berkeley data center.
Through demonstration and discussion, Rick will teach the basics of using this new service, answer support questions as appropriate (issues that might resonate with the entire audience), describe the landscape of related services available to campus, and hear Micronet members' thoughts on their needs vis-a-vis file management and collaboration services.
Rick Jaffe is Support Lead for the Research Hub service.
Jack will review the newly approved recharge rates for IST storage and backup services, and then discuss the infrastructure developments that enable continuing reductions in cost to customers.
In February, IST began the build-out of its new permanent Business Resumption facility at San Diego Supercomputing Center. The BR infrastructure at SDSC provides remote site UCBackup data storage and recovery, and Virtual Private Servers for failover implementation of critical campus database and application systems. The IST facility at SDSC will also provide standard IST storage, backup and VPS services to customers wishing to deploy primary application functions at a remote site.
IST is currently replacing its out-of-support Sun/STK Network Attached Storage (NAS) with new NetApp systems at both UCB and SDSC. These will provide expanded NAS services at UCB, as well as BR support at SDSC for other UC campuses that utilize NetApp in IT.
Michael Green, the director of voice and data for campus, will be talking about how the campus voice and data network infrastructure will be changing over the next five years. Michael will review how the current campus telecommunications infrastructure has been implemented and then discuss plans for improving campus telecommunications which includes wired and cell phone service as well as wired and wireless data services.
Calshare: an overview of SharePoint 2010 for the end user.
Michael Leefers will discuss some of the new features available, some of which include better support for MAC’s and non-Microsoft browsers, Office Web Apps and much more.