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Technological Adventures in Higher Education or What I Learned about an Undulator Hall July 2012 Entries
Microsoft Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)
For all you admins and other technical people out there who have watched the Windows OS spool the data from network storage to your workstation and then back to network storage, watch for Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX). I saw ODX at TechEd a few weeks ago and the data movement is primarily kept at the backend storage network. EMC and other storage vendors are already posting about when they will have this functionality.Here's some information about it: ......

Posted On Thursday, July 5, 2012 3:36 PM

Quest PowerShell Tools
A couple of free Powershell tools I use a lot are ActiveRoles Management Shell for AD and PowerGUI Script Editor. The management shell I like because it reduced the number of lines I used in my code, and the editor adds some nice to haves like color coding, syntax, etc.Here are the links: ......

Posted On Thursday, July 5, 2012 11:01 AM

Current Technologies
I currently work at the University of Kansas (KU) and before that Stanford University, to be particular the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). Collaborating with various Higher Ed institutions the past several years has shown a marked increase in the Microsoft side of the house. To give you an idea of our current environment, here are some of the things we (Enterprise Systems) have been working on the past two years I’ve been at KU: Migrated from Novell to Active Directory (AD), although ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 4, 2012 7:05 PM

Welcome to the place where I expect to put my technology ramblings.  You might notice a bent towards technology in the higher education space, where I have done much of my work the last 7 or so years.

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2012 4:55 PM

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