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Pipeline, 8.21.15

This is the weekly IS&T Pipeline update. A complete list of recent and upcoming changes to IS&T Service Offerings can be found at http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/x/YmQYCQ. All feedback and comments are welcome.

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And You're Off! What to Do During a Sprint

In my last post I talked about how to start your first sprint. Did you give it a try? If not, what impediments got in your way? I would love to hear about them and see if I can help.

Get with IT: IS&T Helps Incoming Students Learn About Computing Resources

Orientation for incoming students is around the corner. The new kids on the block arrive on the weekend of August 29 and 30, and they'll sprint through a week of activities – from open houses, tours, and info sessions to picnics and mixers.  Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) will host several sessions to help incoming students make the most of computing resources on campus.

New Developer Portal and APIs

The beta version of the Developer Connection launched this week, featuring an exclusive look at the new People API, which is the first of many APIs available to developers within the MIT community.

Pipeline, 8.14.15

This is the weekly IS&T Pipeline update. A complete list of recent and upcoming changes to IS&T Service Offerings can be found at http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/x/YmQYCQ. All feedback and comments are welcome.

Security FYI Newsletter: August 14, 2015

IS&T publishes this newsletter for the communication of periodic security advice, virus alerts, safe computing tips and other kinds of IT security information to the MIT community. More information on IT Security at MIT can be found at http://ist.mit.edu/security.

From Zero to Sprinting in Three Steps

So you’ve taken the Scrum Master class. Maybe you’ve taken the Product Owner class. Now what? How do you take all the great knowledge you’ve gained and put it into practice?

Atlas Upgrade: New features added to Atlas as of July 29, 2015

As of July 29, 2015, Atlas includes some small enhancements to the Digital Events and New Hire components. In addition, there are some brand new features.

“Stagefright” Security Hole in Android

The security bug Stagefright is in the MMS system on Android phones. MMS is similar to SMS (Short Message Service) but for multi-media such as videos, sounds, and pictures.

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Scrum boards, sticky notes, and stand-ups around IS&T

Sticky notes. Sticky notes everywhere. Walk through the IS&T offices, and you’ll see these little paper notes hanging from cube walls, whiteboards, and office walls, organized into columns with labels like Do, Doing, Done.

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