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Technology Spotlights: Microsoft PhotoStory

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Photo Story (Photo credit: Mark Emery Photography)

PhotoStory is a free program by Microsoft that works with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. With PhotoStory you can create a slide show with you digital pictures, edit your pictures, create a story with original music and add narration. PhotoStory also allows you to add titles to each picture and select different transitions between slides.

PHOTOSTORY Instructions.pdf

Tech Spotlights: Photo Story

Here is the slide show presentation given at the 5/4/10 Technology Spotlight Session.

 

 

Photo Story is a free program by Microsoft designed to work with Windows XP and Vista. With Photo Story you can create a slide show with you digital pictures, edit your pictures, create a story with original music and add narration. Photo Story also allows you to add titles to each picture and select different transitions between slides.

PHOTO STORY Instructions.pdf

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Tech Spotlights: Tivoli at Princeton – Backing up’s not hard to do

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Backup Backup Backup - And Test Restores (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You don’t have to be a fan of Sex in the City to know that it’s important to backup your data. If you have not seen this wonderful vignette, take a moment to see what can happen if your intellectual property is not well protected.

Princeton uses a software application called Tivoli Storage Manager or TSM to back up campus computers. During the current academic year, TSM has backed up 600,000,000,000,000 bytes of stored data on 10,849 campus client accounts using 16 STK/Sun T10000 encrypted tape drives in two silos as well as eight TSM servers in two computer rooms.

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Lunch & Learn: Teaching with Tablet PCs with Serge Goldstein

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At the December 6 Lunch ‘n Learn, Serge Goldstein, the Director of OIT’s Academic Services, presented “Teaching with a Tablet PC.” Tablets, explained Goldstein, are simply Windows laptops (there are no Mac versions currently) that use a special “pen” rather than a mouse. The screens, which fill the length and width of the tablet, also act as a built in scanner.
The tablets run a special operating system (Windows XP Tablet PC) that recognizes the pen and is able to run all Windows XP applications including Microsoft Office. Microsoft’s new Vista operating system will have built in support for tablets. Some special applications take full advantage of having a pen as their input device.

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