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Oct. 20: Tableau Software developer to speak on big data revolution

Tableau Software logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Andrew Kass, vice president of product development, platforms and operations at Tableau Software, will speak about the company and its role in the data revolution at a lecture, 1-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. » More …

April 13: Alumnus software expert talks about careers

HubSpotPULLMAN, Wash. – Students will learn about technology careers during a video conference from Boston with Washington State University alumnus Russell Pixton (’07 general studies) at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Lighty 160. » More …

Vet college pilots software to help owners track treatment

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

MedaVet-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Owners can easily keep track of their animals’ veterinary appointments, medicine schedules and post-surgical care on their PCs, tablets or smartphones with a new service provided by Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. » More …

Low cost/no cost software deals expand

Discounted Microsoft software, available to WSU students for more than a year, is now available to WSU faculty and staff. And the free specialized developer software offering will continue for another five years. What’s more, some of the software can be downloaded for personal use on home computers. And you can take it with you if and when you leave WSU. “We would like more people to be aware of this generous Microsoft program,” said Jerry Gordon, planning coordinator for WSU Information Systems. Faculty and staff can access information and download software from my.wsu.edu by clicking on Tech Tools in the navigation bar on the … » More …

Microsoft partnership provides free software downloading

Imagine having Microsoft software available to legally download from the Internet for free, a benefit Washington State University students experienced when they returned to college today (Aug. 23).WSU and Microsoft have enhanced their academic partnership this fall through WSU’s unique position with the Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance program, bringing tremendous potential benefits to every WSU student, faculty and staff member.Today, WSU became the first university west of the Mississippi where MSDNAA is available free to all of its students in every field of study and on each campus.And, while the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Dartmouth College, Howard University and the State University of New York, … » More …

Preventing power grid blackouts aim of team

It used to be that those who warned about massive power blackouts were accused of being so many Chicken Littles.

Not anymore.

Last August’s massive failure on the East Coast raised awareness about how very vulnerable the electric power grid is to massive accidental failures and to cyber-attacks. A group of researchers in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, including professors Dave Bakken, Carl Hauser and Anjan Bose, are working to improve the communication infrastructure of the power grid. They are developing what they hope will be an “electricity-communications superhighway’’ that will prevent communication failures that contribute to blackouts.

Their new software system, … » More …