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EDUCAUSE Webcast: Professional Development and Staffing for the Cloud

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Everyone is welcome in Davis Family Library 105 at 1pm on Wednesday, August 25th for a live EDUCAUSE webcast entitled Professional Development and Staffing for the Cloud. This webcast will be hosted by Joanne Kossuth, VP for Operations and CIO of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Please read on for a detailed description and/or contact Chris Norris with any questions!

Description of the event from the EDUCAUSE website:Are you getting ready for the cloud? How will the utilization of cloud services impact the skill set requirements and professional development paths for our staff? What are the types and levels of information that IT professionals must understand and advance in the growing space of cloud computing? How will technical work change? How will the staff gain skill sets in negotiation, interorganizational collaboration, and risk management? And the list goes on. Join us for a lively discussion of these issues and a sharing of our experiences.

More Information: https://net.educause.edu/LIVE1023/

Google Calendar Sync now supports Outlook 2010

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Excerpt: “Google Calendar Sync for Outlook (version 0.9.3.6) now supports Outlook 2010. Outlook 2010 comes in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, and currently only 32-bit is supported.”

More info here: http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2010/08/google-calendar-sync-now-supports.html

-Chris

EDUCAUSE Webcast: Google Apps at Brown

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Everyone is welcome at Davis Family Library 105 at 1pm on Wednesday, August 18th for the re-scheduled EDUCAUSE webcast that focuses on Brown’s experience with Google Apps!

Description of the event from the EDUCAUSE website: “About a year ago, Brown deployed Google Apps to its 6,000 students and has now decided to extend the service to include faculty and staff as well. In this Webcast, we’ll hear about how these decisions were made, the options considered, difficulties surmounted, and successes to date.

Google Sites & Themes

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“Google Sites now supports the ability to apply a site template’s theme to any existing site. This does not apply the entire template to your existing site, just the template’s theme.”

This is a pretty nifty feature, especially for those who manage multiple sites!

You can read the full post here: http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2010/08/apply-template-themes-to-existing-sites.html

-Chris

Google Docs in 53 Languages

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Google Docs now supports automatic translation into 53 different languages. Merci!

You can read the full post here: http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2010/02/translation-and-undo-smartquotes-in.html

-Chris

Google Wave Update

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Google has announced that they are canceling their Wave  product due to lower-than-expected user adoption.

“We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects.”

You can read the full post here: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/update-on-google-wave.html

-Chris

Google Apps Security Updates

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If you’ve been wondering about the security and privacy of Google Apps, this security whitepaper may answer many of your questions: http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/admins/pdf/ds_gsa_apps_whitepaper_0207.pdf

Additionally, I just came across an interesting announcement from the Google Apps team. It appears that Google Apps for Government version has just received Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification and accreditation from the U.S. General Services Administration. You can read the official post here: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/introducing-google-apps-for-government.html

-Chris