After some internal discussion among ourselves here at CCSU we decided that we would like to host the Tech Conference this spring. We would need to get a meeting of the now infamous "Pizza Group" (actually anyone and everyone interested in showing up) soon to decide on the specifics such as agenda and possibly outside speakers and vendors. We can host it here at Essex High School on April 28th. This is during the spring break and is the only time that we would have parking available. As far as a meeting of planners, I would suggest that we meet here at EHS on either Wed March 22 or 23rd at 4:00 PM to plan the event. We would have technology on hand to help us plan. Of equal importance, we can provide pizza and drinks (soft) for the meeting. Please reply to the list if you want to attend and which date works best. Some possible agenda items for the Tech Conference would be: - Nagios - how to setup monitoring on your network - Sans and Clustering - Is it for you and how can you do it - Filtering - Tales of blocking and creative workarounds by students (blog available on myspace) - Zenworks - what it is if you don't use it and creative implementations if you are using it - GroupWise - Architecture, backup and best practices - GroupWise 7 what's it all about? - VOIP - A look at the implementing at CCSU - File System Factory - Novell's home directory management software - Is it for you? A look at the CCSU implementing. - Anti-virus - what are you using, what does it cost and how does it work - WAN - What bandwidth do you have? What is the configuration? VPNs, SLP, bandwidth management - Helpdesk - how does your s work? What kind of software are you using? - PDAs - what's happening with these little guys? I understand that there might be some money left over from previous conferences so it would be good to know how much and how to access it. Jack W. Barnes, CNE Network Administrator CCSU [log in to unmask] Office 802-857-7000 Ext. 1039 Cell 802-318-9076 CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FORWARDED. The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential,constitutes privileged communication, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. This message may not be forwarded without prior consent from the sender. The information in this e-mail is also protected by the rights afforded under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and school district policies. Any unauthorized use, forwarding, distribution,disclosure, printing or copying is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately at 802-879-8192 or return e-mail,and delete any copies of this message immediately. Any inadvertent disclosure of this communication shall not compromise the confidential nature of the communication.