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Stanford Research Computing Facility Planned Shutdown June 26-July 3, 2023

The Stanford Research Computing Facility (SRCF) is scheduled for a full building power shutdown beginning June 26, 2023, and ending July 3, 2023. The shutdown is part of the construction of SRCF2.

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A Nudge to Keep macOS Devices Up-to-Date

When new software updates are available, those who use a macOS device for Stanford work may soon get a reminder from Nudge, a tool that encourages people to install critical macOS security updates promptly.

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One-Stop App Streamlines the Device Compliance and Registration Process

Get ready for a refreshed and simplified approach to device enrollment and compliance at Stanford. The new Stanford Device Registration app will modernize the way we facilitate setting up new devices and bringing existing devices into compliance.

M365 Teams to Roll Out to Early Adopters Starting Next Month

Microsoft Teams will be rolled out to help individuals at the university collaborate with colleagues at the hospitals. Slack, Zoom, and Google Drive will continue to be the university's preferred collaboration platforms, and the introduction of Teams will not impact their availability.

Update on Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative in Stanford’s IT Community

This message addresses discussion of a website for the IT community at Stanford about word choices in Stanford websites and code.

University IT M365 Teams Pilot Wraps up Dec. 1

Zoom, Slack, and Google Drive remain the university’s preferred collaboration tools but a recent pilot explored the capabilities of Microsoft Teams to enable groups such as those in the School of Medicine to more easily share information with colleagues in the hospitals.

IT Mentoring Program Is Now Accepting Applications for 2023

Build your network, increase your confidence, and grow your skills with the IT Mentoring Program. Applications are now being accepted for 2023. All IT staff at Stanford are invited and encouraged to participate as a mentor, mentee, or both.

Extraordinary Leaders Discuss Women's Careers in Technology in Higher Education

Paving the way for the future often begins with honest discussions about the present. This is one reason for the significance of the Nov. 8 “Conversations with Extraordinary Leaders” event, which featured women panelists in technology leadership positions.

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Exploring “The Self” in the Latest ExCITE

The fourth Explore Careers in Technology Event (ExCITE) was held on Nov. 16. The theme of this ExCITE was “the self” including self-empowerment, self-improvement, self-advocacy, and self-compassion.

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Research Data Gets the Limelight in Latest Campus IT Plan Summit

The Campus IT Plan Research Data Summit on Nov. 2-3 brought together hundreds of Stanford colleagues, representing more than 36 Stanford departments, to share insights on research data.

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ADHD: Understanding a Shared Experience

In recognition of ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) Awareness Month, the Neurodiversity in IT team held an online event on October 6, 2022, focused on personal stories shared by several Stanford staff members with ADHD. Read the summary, watch the recording, and get learning resources.

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Year Up Offers New Opportunities for Interns and Sponsors

The Year Up program at Stanford is expanding its potential with internship tracks now available for project management, application development, and data analytics. This means more opportunity for students—and for sponsors.