St Catherine's College

Thursday, 23 June 2005

  10th IT Support Staff Conference


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All Sessions take place in St Catherine's College.

Registration, tea and coffee, and the evening reception will be in the foyer of the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre.

Time Event Presenter Location
08:30 - 09:15 Registration Tea and coffee available Foyer
09:15 - 09:20 Introduction Jeremy Worth, ITSSG Chairman Lecture Theatre
First Speaker Session Chair: Jo Ashbourn, Chair of Colleges IT User Group
09:20 - 10:00 Tiger - Moving Forward Pete Dunn and Stuart Anderson, Senior Systems Engineers, Apple UK Lecture Theatre
10:00 - 10:10 Break For moving rooms. No refreshments provided.  
10:10 - 10:50 Workshop A Various. See your pack for details. Various
10:50 - 11:20 Tea and coffee    
Second Speaker Session Chair: Pete Biggs, Chair of University IT Users Group
11:20 - 12:00 Security Today, 2010 and 2015 Ben Smith, Senior Security Strategist, Microsoft Security Strategies Team Lecture Theatre
12:00 - 12:10 Break Shake your legs, talk to your neighbour while laptops plugs are pushed and pulled.  
12:10 - 12:50 Constructing a computing commonwealth: some new projects at OUCS Lou Burnard, OUCS Lecture Theatre
13:00 - 13:55 Lunch   Hall
Afternoon Session
14:00 - 14:40 Workshop B Various. See your pack for details. Various
14:40 - 14:50 Break Move between workshops. No refreshments provided.  
14:50 - 15:30 Workshop C Various. See your pack for details. Various
15:30 - 16:00 Tea and coffee   Common Room
16:00 - 17:00 Question Time Panel discussion with questions from the audience. Questions to be submitted on registering. Panel Information Lecture Theatre
17:00 - 17:30 Reports From ITSSG and ITS3. Lecture Theatre
Evening Session
17:30 - 18:00 The ITSSG Review The ghosts of chairmen past (and present) Lecture Theatre
18:00 - 19:00 Evening reception Wine and light refreshments Foyer

Talk Descriptions




Tiger - Moving Forward Presentation and Demo of some of the key OS X Tiger Features - there are 200 new features and this presentation will focus on just a few:- Spotlight - A Phenomenal search engine including meta data, Dashboard - up to date realtime information all on your desktop, calculator, world time, currency converter, weather reports, iTunes store, translator etc., Quicktime 7 and H.264 - the new Codec for streaming video which far exceeds Mpeg4, Safari RSS, Automator and iChat AV - 9 way Audio chat and 4 way video chat/conference calls. Time allowing, the presentation will also touch on some of the features of OS X Tiger Server (File services, access control lists, clustering and other enhancements).  
Security Today, 2010 and 2015 Several events in the latter half of 2001 brought about a great awakening in security - Code Red, Nimda, the September 11th attack, and document destruction at Enron and its accountant Arthur Anderson. Since 2001 security as a whole has increased dramatically, but is not yet approachable for most computer users. In this often humorous and futuristic talk, Ben Smith, Senior Security Strategist at Microsoft, will discuss where security is today, its primary challenges, and where it will likely be in 2010 and 2015.  
Constructing a computing commonwealth: some new projects at OUCS In this talk I plan to share some ideas about future strategic directions for computing support across the collegiate university, as seen from Banbury Road. I will report on some new developments at OUCS over the last year, in particular the new shared Desktop Support project, the roll out of single sign-on, and progress towards e-mail address standardization. If you've ever had to explain the difference between a herald account and an Oxford account, you may find this talk useful; if you've ever wondered what the role of a central computing services is in a distributed IT support environment, you certainly will. .pdf

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