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Stanford Instant Messaging (Stanford IM) is Stanford's free, secure instant messaging service. It uses SUNet IDs, Kerberos-based authentication, and SSL encryption to allow University faculty, staff, and students to conduct confidential business quickly and securely with
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Managed Desktop enables departments to centrally manage their desktop computers using automated processes.
Some of the functions performed by Managed Desktop include:
Essential Stanford Software (ESS) is a suite of applications provided free of charge to faculty, students, and staff. ESS includes applications to keep your password secure, protect against computer viruses, and transfer files.
Software is available for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems and is distributed online.
If you or your colleagues need to share documents, collaborate on content, or manage collaboration on projects, then you may want to consider SharePoint. It is well suited for internal, non-public applications such as department intranets, research project sites, or class portals.
If you are a Stanford West resident and have installed your cable modem, please call 5-HELP and tell the operator that you are a Stanford West resident. Let the operator know that you need a device registered and to set the options for Roaming in your record.
If you have not installed your cable modem, please install it before calling 5-HELP to register your device and enable roaming.
The Desktop Configuration Management (DCM) service helps technical support staff automatically standardize the configuration settings on all of the desktop computers in a department. The DCM tool automates the application of hardware, software, Internet, network, and security settings standards.
For more information, visit the Desktop Configuration Management web page.
The Security Self-Help Tool performs basic security checks and repairs on Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 7 computers. 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported.
This program must be run by a user with Administrator privileges. If you have local computer support, talk to your support technician before attempting any changes other than setting a strong password for your own Windows account.
Tech Briefings are informal, interactive seminars on computer-related topics of interest to the Stanford community. They're held on Fridays from from 2:00 to 3:30 P.M. in Turing Auditorium at Polya Hall. Tech Briefings are free and no registration is required.
Want more information? Wondering what topics are scheduled for this quarter? Visit the Tech Briefings page.