Minutes - Applications & Equipment Committee

Campus Technology Advisory Board


CTAB Applications & Equipment Committee
Summary of Meeting - 4/7/2010

Campus Image

·         Tim Yager, head of the CTS Enterprise Desktop Services Committee (EDSC) gave an update on the work done on the images.

·         Next week, the images should be ready for us to review.

·         To review the images – go to the Help Desk and let them know that is why you are there.  They will take you to where the computers are setup.  There will be sheets for you place your comments – or you can email them to Tim (timothy.yager).  Please be sure to leave comments on what looks good and what you would like to see changed.

·         Please – take some time to review the images.  It is a terrific opportunity for us to see what is delivered and how things work.

Ingeniux – OmniUpdate replacement

·         Pat MacNeill gave us a sneak peak at the Ingeniux interface and some of the workflow.  All agreed that this will be a nice improvement.

·         The Web Team working on the project includes people from CTS and Public Affair, with assistance from Publications.

·         The Web Team is working to move the page design away from nested tables to full css (cascading style sheets).  This results in better accessibility and rendering in browsers, and brings code up to current standards. 

·         A reminder that this is not a change in the look & feel of the web site.  It is a change in the product we use to create and edit pages.

·         The plan is still to start migrating pages to Ingeniux this summer.

·         For more info on the project, please see the CMS (Content Management System) blog:   http://oswego.edu/cms_project/

Personal web pages

·         Questions arose about the future of individual web pages and other web pages in tilde (~) accounts – in light of the move to Ingeniux and Google products

·         Joe Moreau said the plan is to move:

o    individual pages into Google Sites

o   departmental/instructional pages onto either:

§  the main web server and Ingeniux, or

§  into Angel

·         Natalie asks the committee to test Google Sites to see if and/or how it meets the needs of individual pages

o   Our Google test accounts are still active, and will remain so for the foreseeable future

Email Migration

·         Joe provided a brief update on the migration plan and timetable

·         A small group will be testing email migration soon.  That migration will be to a test environment.

·         CTS hopes that the migration process can start before the end of the semester.

·         CTS has branded the Google suite as LakerApps powered by Google

Important dates:

·         Friday, April 9 – full CTAB meeting, 8:00am, Campus Center 114

·         Mon, Apr 12 - Fri, Apr 16 + Mon, Apr 19: 

o   9:00am - 3:00pm – review sample images from CTS (available at the Help Desk)

·         Wed, May 5 – Next Applications/Equipment Committee meeting, 8:00am.  Poucher 101