Today at Berkeley Lab

New ‘askUS’ Portal Simplifies Access to Operations Services

Operations will soon release a preview of askUS, a unified services portal that will ultimately deliver a one-stop solution for services provided by the Operations divisions. The portal will launch on June 16 with services provided by Human Resources including benefits, compensation, recruitment, hiring, and visa processing. More>

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Rosio Alvarez Recognized by San Francisco Business Times

At its Business of Pride celebration to honor the advancement of LGBT equality in the workplace, the newspaper has recognized Lab CIO Rosio Alvarez for her contributions. Alvarez is on the board of the Horizons Foundation and has served as a STEM mentor for the Chicana/Latina Foundation. The event takes place Thursday in San Francisco. More>

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Windows Server 2003 Not Allowed after July 14

Windows Server 2003 computers are not allowed on the Lab network after July 14. Microsoft has ended support for this OS. 2003 can no longer be secured since Microsoft will provide no further updates. Computers running Windows Server 2003 may be blocked from network access after July 14. More>

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Don’t Forget to Transfer Electronic Data When Leaving the Lab

Traditional checkout procedures involve physical items like keys, badges, and parking passes. Electronic data is as important and often much more difficult to deal with. Consider the disposition of electronic data as part of your exit checklist. The IT Division has helpful information to assist you through this process. More>

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IT Offers Software Skills Workshop May 4-7

The IT Division is offering four identical three hour Software Skills Workshops run remotely by Greg Wilson, founder of Software Carpentry. Students can attend in a Berkeley Lab conference room with live support from teaching assistants. Topics covered are: Unix Shell, Git, GitHub, Python, and SQL.

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New Password Reset Service Enters ‘Registration’ Phase

The IT Division is readying a new self-service password reset service to enable 24/7 convenient and secure recovery when you forget your password. In advance of this new service, staff are encouraged to go here to register secondary contact information such as a mobile phone number for text messages or a personal e-mail address. More>

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March 31 is World Backup Day…Is Your Data Backed Up?

The IT Division is taking part in celebrating World Backup Day by encouraging the Lab community to double check that their backups are working and ensure that all your important data is backed up. Our quick three-step checkup will help you make sure you don’t lose important research data. More>

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Onsite Developer Training for Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor on March 27

This free, IT-hosted training takes place at 9 a.m. in Perseverance Hall. Software developers will learn how to modernize their code to take advantage of parallel architectures found in the Xeon® processor and the Xeon Phi™ coprocessor, which are available on the LBNL Lawrencium Cluster. Go here to register.

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IT Hosts Arduino, Software Carpentry, Excel Trainings

The offerings include an intro and advanced Arduino sessions, instructor training and web programming with Software Carpentry, or intermediate and advanced Excel courses. Go here for more information and to register.

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Learn How Git Workflows Make Your Team More Productive

Join Atlassian on Friday, Feb. 6, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium for a development talk on how Git can help you write cleaner code, roll out new features faster, and make your entire development team more efficient and productive. Go here to learn more about this and other IT classes. No registration required.

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