Read the IET Report, now available, and save the cost of a sandwich

The latest edition of the IET Report--possibly the best source for updates on various campus tech projects, short of having lunch with a well-placed insider--has just been released online.

The report, issued every February, May and October by Information and Educational Technology, summarizes progress in about 50 projects during the preceding three to four months. Some entries are highly technical but others have widespread campus interest, such as the efforts to upgrade cell-phone access inside UC Davis buildings; the recent improvements to email services; the broad range of free software now available; and campus preparations for Vista, Microsoft's new operating system.

Most of the projects are led by IET, the main campus tech department. Others originate elsewhere on campus.

Both PDF and HTML versions of the report are available. For a printed copy, write

In between reports, to help stay current on campus tech, consider subscribing (it's free) to TechNews, the main campus news wire for technology information; registering will get you campus tech headlines in an email every Monday. About half of the entries in the latest IET Report have already appeared in TechNews.