Hello, all. Lets get together to discuss the January Standards Announcement and a few other issues. Proposed Meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 18 9:00 - 10:00 am Waterman 238 Conference room The following items are a few topics about which we should make some mention in the January IT Standards Announcement: 1. end of support for Windows 98 Proposed: June 30, 2004 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/lifecycleconsumer.mspx 2. end of support for Office 97 (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) Proposed: June 30, 2004 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;lifeOffice (anyone want to suggest similar sunset dates for Mac products?) Two other issues have been suggested as topics for discussion by the IT Standards group, not necessarily as a part of the January Announcement: 1. recommendations regarding handheld and palmtop computers Is there an institutional need to support for Palm or PocketPC devices? 2. recommendations regarding network-attached copier-printers What are the implications of selecting multi-function copier-printer devices? What is the experience connecting them to workstations via the campus network infrastructure? Do these devices actually displace traditional printers, or do they create additional support requirement? Are there any other topics that have been simmering out there?