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Next Tech Briefing - April 18
VMWare Vision Overview


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 held every Friday from 2:00 to 3:30 PM in Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111). No registration is required.

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Upcoming Tech Briefings

Date Topic Presenter(s)
April 18

VMWare Vision Overview

Join us for this session for an overview of the VMWare Vision, including a deep dive on:

  • NSX -- a virtual networking and security software product family created from VMware's vCloud Networking and Security
  • vCloud Hybrid Service -- extend your workloads into the cloud, migrating existing virtual machines from a local machine to the public cloud 

NSX delivers a completely new operational model for networking that breaks through current physical network barriers allowing data center operators to achieve order of magnitude better speed, economics and choice.
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The Virtual Cloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud operated by VMware. This service is built on vSphere, and allows customers to quickly and seamlessly extend their datacenter into the cloud using the tools and processes they already use within vSphere.

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Paul Cassell – Sr. Systems Engineer NSX

Josh Gwyther – Sr. Systems Engineer vCHS

Matt Jamieson – Sr. Account Executive vCHS

April 25

Adobe Creative Cloud

Note: Session will be from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Join us for this presentation on Creative Cloud – the new desktop versions of Adobe products and the added tools and services to facilitate creating and collaborating. The presenter will review the enhancements to favorites like Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver Muse, and Acrobat.  He will also explore how these applications work together, and how other apps/tools in Creative Cloud complement them.

Other topics:

  • Deployment Tools and Licensing Options
  • Adobe Community Resources
  • Collaboration: Behance and Beyond
  • Creativity in Education: Why it Matters
  • Last 30+ Minutes:  InDesign and Digital Publishing for Mobile Apps

Presenter information:
Jim Babbage's passion to share knowledge, take photographs, and manipulate images led him to long-lasting careers in those areas as both a college professor and creative professional. Jim is the author of several books and video training titles on Adobe Fireworks, and written hundreds of articles on Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and general web and photography topics, and has spoken at Adobe MAX and D2WC. Currently, Jim is a Solutions Consultant for Adobe, supporting the Canadian educational sales team. 

Jim Babbage, Adobe

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