This year, instead of our typical Halloween costume contest we had an Extensis Pet Halloween costume contest. We had a number of funny entries with dogs dressed up in a wide variety of funny costumes. I’m happy to announce that the winner was our Accounting Manager, David Askwith and his dogs Dolby and Maddie dressed as Yoda and Princess Leia from Star Wars.
UPDATED: By request, more entries are now included after the jump.
In a few short weeks, we’ll be flying to Denver, Colorado for Educause, the premier event for IT professionals in higher education.
We’ll be demonstrating how Extensis Portfolio Server can be utilized in a higher education environment to manage documents, images and video. In addition, be sure to ask how Universal Type Server can be used to manage font installation on your workstations.
Drop by booth 1082 in the Exhibit Hall and say hello! We’ll be there starting with the opening reception from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov 3rd.
- Nov 3-6
- Denver, Colorado
Today we released an update to our server-based font management solution, Universal Type Server.
This update includes:
- Deeper font compliance management: administrator can see who added which font to which workgroup and reverse those actions.
- Active Directory flexibility: administrator can now exclude individual users from distribution group mappings.
- Enhanced user management allows easier batch application of settings and refined filtering of users.
- Simplified network password perfect for smaller teams (using optional LDAP bind authentication).
- Mac OS X v 10.6 (Snow Leopard) compatibility for client and server.
- Windows 7 compatibility for Universal Type Client.
- TrueType Collection font support.
- Improved font corruption screening.
- New command line scripting tool for automation and integration.
- New optional MySQL external database module (chargeable add-on component for Universal Type Server Professional only).
- Directory integration with Active Directory and Open Directory is now a standard feature of Universal Type Server Professional.
- Improved overall performance of client synchronization and working with font sets.
If you have a current annual service agreement (ASA) for server-based font management, this update is provided at no cost. If you do not have a current ASA, please contact your corporate sales representative for upgrade or purchase pricing.
October 21st, 2009 by Jim Kidwell
Launched a few weeks ago, the Letter Playground, is a great creative space for everyone to create and submit letterforms. Whether they are found letterforms, hand drawn or computer generated, this site includes something for everyone.
When you create an account, you’re able to submit your own creations, as well as review those of others. There are quite a few fun creations on the site already, and will surely only grow.
Whether you’re creating a new typeface and looking for inspiration, or just want to play around for a while, the Letter Playground is a great place to do it.
FontDoctor diagnoses, repairs, and helps organize problem fonts. FontDoctor helps locate and eliminate hard-to-find font problems that wreak havoc on the Macintosh system performance and applications.
FontDoctor for Mac OS X has been updated to include support for Snow Leopard. This release also includes a number of other upgrades, including:
- Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
- Updated font cache cleaning. Now cleans Adobe CS4, Microsoft Office 2008, and QuarkXPress 8 caches.
- Supports True Type Collection (TTC) fonts.
FontDoctor is included with every purchase of Suitcase Fusion 2. This upgrade is free for all users of FontDoctor 7.0 and higher.
Extensis along with the Museum Computer Network are offering the Digital Asset Management Scholarship. This is a competitive scholarship awarded to a limited number of applicants. The scholarship will provide 50% off MCN conference registration and automatic registration in the digital asset management workshop offered at the conference.
To be eligible, applications must be submitted by October 9, 2009.
Museum Information, Museum Efficiency: Doing More with Less
37th Annual MCN Conference
November 11-14, 2009
Anyone who is interested in digital image management! The scholarship is open to MCN members and non-members alike.
Submit the easy to complete scholarship application found at the Museum Computer Network site.
Please contact Jana Hill, 2009 Scholarship Committee chair.
October 2nd, 2009 by Jim Kidwell
In case you missed the recent digital asset management forum in Washington D.C., we are hosting an encore webcast of the keynote presentation on October 6th.
Attend this webcast to:
- Learn how the National Wildlife Federation manages internal requests for the thousands of rights managed or royalty-free images in their collection.
- See how the National Wildlife Federation successfully uses a central repository for raw materials to quickly and easily access images for brochures, PPT, and other marketing materials.
- Understand how to create a simple self-service portal to identify a physical location of where non-digital audio and video clips are stored.
- Featured Speaker: Karen Hignite, Records Management Manager at The National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Karen is part of the IT group that supports the National Wildlife Federation’s 18 departments, 11 regional centers and National Advocacy Center.
- Date: Tuesday, October 6th.
- Time: 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
- Cost: FREE
Karen Hignite will be available after the presentation for a live Q&A session along with host, Cindy Valladares, digital asset manager expert and Extensis Product Marketing Manager.