Mormon Channel Has Something for Everyone Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Tuesday, 20 January 2015

A brief recap of the first LDSTech broadcast for 2015 on the Mormon Channel hardly does justice to the presentation. The Friday, January 9 presentation is a credit to media experts and LDSTech developers, who, in partnership, have brought phenomenal changes to the way broadcast technologies reach people. Presenters Rob Boshard (General Manager for the Mormon Channel) and Heidi Green (Content Strategist) likened that partnership to building a house’s infrastructure, furnishing it with content, and “turning on the lights.”

For example, the Mormon Channel provides resources for families, messages of inspiration and hope, and uplifting content in real time through many different channels and on many different platforms.

 
Needed: Senior Technology Missionaries Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Friday, 16 January 2015

Several key areas around the world need full-time senior technology missionaries. If you have a desire, are technically inclined, and able to serve outside the US, your skills would bless the work of the Church as an Area Technology Specialist (ATS) in Europe, Korea (Korean speaking), South Africa, or the Pacific at this time.

ATS missionaries provide training and technical support to stake technology specialists (STS) where they serve. ATS assignments also include supporting area leadership, facilities management groups, or missions with help for their technology needs.

 
LDSTech Broadcast in January Features Mormon Channel Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Monday, 29 December 2014

LDSTech broadcasts return in 2015 beginning January 9, from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. MST. Rob Boshard will be presenting on the Mormon Channel and what it does on the Mormon Channel Android app. You are welcome to attend in person onsite or connect remotely over the internet to view the live presentation.

 
Joseph Smith Papers Now More Accessible to Mobile Users Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Monday, 29 December 2014

In early December 2014, The Joseph Smith Papers Project announced the publication of the third volume of its Documents series. At the same time, josephsmithpapers.org, announced that the Project also updated the content and the website has a new look and feel.

With the upgrade to josephsmithpapers.org, the rich legacy of Joseph Smith becomes more usable and accessible to mobile users. Both content and functionality bring the full endeavor together as never before.

 
Church Service Missionary Newest LDSTech Writer Print E-mail
Written by Anna Butler   
Monday, 29 December 2014

Sister Sharon Howell, a new Church Service Missionary on the LDSTech Communications team, comes from a rich LDS pioneer heritage . “One ancestor wrote the words to ’We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet’ while serving a mission in England,” she says. “Another ancestor was well-known as a poet, healer, and midwife.”

In some ways, Sister Howell is a “reverse pioneer.” After she graduated from Brigham Young University, she married and moved to Maryland, and then to rural Virginia where many Church members are first generation converts. “Here the members are spread out over many square miles. Living here has been a blessing. My personal boundaries have been stretched beyond my natural abilities as I serve in various stake and ward callings...

 
A Timely Reminder on Use of Online Resources in Church Callings Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Monday, 29 December 2014

In August 2014, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles encouraged Church members to “flood the earth with messages filled with righteousness and truth.” He was speaking to individuals about social media, but his message is applicable to any online presence created to further the work of the Church. Websites, blogs, and social media posts can strengthen faith, assist with coordination efforts, and share Church content to great effect.

If you are thinking about creating online content…

 
Help for LDS.org Calendar 2.7 Deserves a Closer Look Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Monday, 22 December 2014

With the release of LDS.org Calendar 2.7, help for Church calendar users is redesigned with new content and new navigation. The new Help uses menus, section numbers, and hyperlinks to get you to what you need to see the easiest and fastest way possible.

Jed Black, Senior Calendar Knowledge Specialist, shared this: “There are no calendars by calling. Callings fit into roles for creating, editing, and viewing the calendar.” The result is a role-based tool which simplifies user interaction with the calendar help system. To increase functionality for all types of preferences, the calendar help also features an extensive Index, Glossary, and training PDFs.

 
Calendar 2.7 Updates Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The LDS.org Calendar version 2.7 has just been released. Whether you are a new or returning user, this update has many improvements that make the Calendar more flexible and responsive to the needs of Church members.

New features and bug fixes are just in time for 2015 stake and ward planning. To see a full list of changes, go to LDSTech Forum. Major changes included in this release are:

  • Stake leadership may subscribe to and view calendars of all units within their stake
  • Building schedulers may create events associated directly with their assigned building
  • Out-of-Unit leadership may subscribe to and view calendars of units where they serve
  • Full-time missionaries may now subscribe to and view calendars for all units in their assigned proselyting area
  • The calendar subscription interface has been updated to make it easier to subscribe to calendars, view calendars, and personalize calendar color
  • New updated Online Help is now available
 
LDS Church Sends Email News to Members Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Did you recently see an email with the subject “Messages from the First Presidency” in your Inbox? The inaugural Inspiration and News email began with, “Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are pleased to announce this new Church email newsletter that we will regularly publish and share with members of the Church…” Beginning December 3 and 4, the Church began sending email from the First Presidency to members. The email explained, “This newsletter is part of an effort to find more effective ways to communicate with our growing global membership in order to share timely and valuable messages that can strengthen our love of Jesus Christ, for our families, and for those around us.” Newsletters will be translated into 10 languages and be sent to Church members who have email addresses listed in their LDS Account contact information.

For those of you who have yet to create an LDS Account, the process is easy...

 
Roots Tech Innovator Challenge Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014

LDSTech has teamed up with RootsTech to promote the “RootsTech Innovator Challenge” for 2015. This contest replaces the developer challenge of years past with new emphasis on creating apps that solve a problem identified in the family history industry, or by another business that uses family history data and services.

The challenge officially launched in November 2014. If you want to participate, there is still time to submit an entry before the deadline on January 15, 2015.

Generous cash prizes will be awarded by a renowned panel of judges for the best apps...

 
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