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SSCC News for July 2002

Inside this issue...

Welcome Wisconsin Center for Education Research to the Co-op
Upgrading to Microsoft Office XP
New Terminal, File, and Print Servers on PC Network
New Publications
Status Report on GUY's Retirement


Welcome Wisconsin Center for Education Research to the Co-op

The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) joined the SSCC this month. We expect about 20 or so researchers from WCER will begin using SSCC UNIX computers and consulting services. If you are interested in learning more about WCER, you can visit their web pages at http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/.


Upgrading to Microsoft Office XP

SSCC staff are now installing Microsoft Office XP on new PCs as they arrive for set up. Office XP has many new features. Microsoft's web site has a page which lists improvements/changes. If you are interested in upgrading your Office software to XP, please just send a request to Consultant.


New Terminal, File, and Print Servers on PC Network

WinCenter1, WinCenter2, and SSCWINNT2 (the file and print server) have been replaced with new Dell PowerEdge servers. These are dual processor computers with more system memory. WinCenter users should notice a significant performance improvement.


New Publications

Creating Form Letters and Envelopes in WordPerfect 9

WordPerfect contains easy tools for creating Form Letters. This publication will show you how to use them.

Using Forms in Web Pages

Web forms allow you to collect information from users. This publication will step you through the process of creating a form and processing the results. Be warned--some programming is required.


Status Report on Guy's Retirement

Guy's retirement is progressing on schedule:

Date Action
February 4 All statistical software except SAS moved from GUY to NORMAN
May 25 All version 6 SAS data sets converted to version 8.
August 4 SAS will be removed from GUY and remaining version 6 data sets stored in /ssd04files will be backed up to tape and then removed from disk.
September 3 GUY will be retired.

Everyone is encouraged to use KITE for everything they currently use GUY for. We plan to introduce a new Linux computer in the Fall, identical to KITE, which will also allow interactive log ins. You will also be able to run SAS and STATA jobs on this computer.


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