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Timely Info for Power Users and Stanford's Technology Community

Next Tech Briefing - April 17
EndPoint Compliance

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Tech Briefings are free, informal, and interactive seminars led by knowledgeable IT Services staff or other IT professionals on computer-related topics of interest to the Stanford community.

Tech Briefings are monthly events, held Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in
Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111). No registration is required.

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Upcoming Tech Briefings

Date / Time Topic Presenter(s)
April 17
3 - 4:30 PM

EndPoint Compliance

With the May 31st security mandate rapidly approaching, this session offers just-in-time information on:

  • Updates to the mandate
  • My Devices (the new easy-to-use service that reports  devices currently registered in your name and whether or not they are encrypted)
  • What you should do if you need to act on unencrypted devices (encrypt with management or encrypt with reporting)
  • How to contact local support for help
  • Next steps

This session is open to anyone in the Stanford community.  

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Meeting ID: 208936145

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University IT Panel
May 8
3 - 4:30 PM
Stanford Security Update To be announced
May 15
3 - 4:30 PM
Email Campaign - Community of Practice To be announced
June session
3 - 4:30 PM
To Be Announced To be announced
July 24
3 - 4:30 PM
Moving from Zimbra to Office 365 To be announced

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Last modified April 15, 2015