Program for the 2014 PDI

Monday, January 13th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Bringing Techies and Users Together for Better Usability
Presenters:
Jill Lenz Wolters
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
Hear one IT team’s story about re-focusing on their users. Technology users in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences work closely with various members of their IT department. Users participate in the Agile Software Development process, try out new equipment prototypes before they are released to the rest of the college, and provide feedback on user support documentation to make their experience with provided technology-related products and services better. Learn about regularly scheduled meet-ups open to the community to further the conversation about usability beyond this session.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals are to show IT Professionals various techniques to seek out their users and to illustrate to non-techie users their valuable role in structured opportunities to provide feedback for better usability. Both techies and non-techies are invited.

Wednesday, January 15th

2:15 PM

Session Title:
High speed networking at CSU
Presenters:
Gregory Redder
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This session is meant as an update to the research community looking to send large data sets across campus and to the Internet. Campus infrastructure will be discussed along with expectations and opportunities presented to partake in the campus' high speed network.
Goals and Target Audience:
Network managers and researchers interested in sending large data sets across campus or to Internet/Internet2.

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Exchange Best Practices and an Office 365 Preview!
Presenters:
Lance Baatz,Jason Huitt
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
During this session we will highlight some best practices for Exchange as well as offer a preview of what's to come with the planned move of Central Exchange to Office 365 Education. Topics to be covered for best practices include calendaring and how to organize a mailbox when using Outlook on a Mac, among others. During the Office 365 preview, we'll take a look at the Office 365 web portal and highlight some of the features and functionality we expect to be made available as part of Office 365.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is intended for departmental IT support staff and Exchange "super users". The purpose of the session is to highlight recommendations regarding the use of Exchange to help ensure a good end user experience. We also would like to get Office 365 on people's radar and start the conversation about what to expect.