NexPort Solutions is happy to announce the release of NexPort Reporting Services (NRS) version 2.1.1. This release corrected several minor bugs and introduced performance enhancements. For more details please see the release notes below.
The full impact of COVID-19 virus is still unknown and it is affecting society in many ways that we have yet to realize or consider. To minimize the effects of the virus and to help ensure full operation and support, Nexport Solutions has been proactive in their approach to the situation. Several months ago we worked at upgrading our remote connection capabilities for our employees and since then we have instructed all our employees to work from home.
This has helped Nexport Solutions to not only maintain 100% support availability, but we have been able to continue moving forward with planned upgrades and features to further improve customer experiences.
This is allowing tens of thousands of students across the country and the world to continue their education and training. Whether they are working on high school courses, workforce Continuing Education Units for real estate, law enforcement, child care, or other areas, Nexport Solutions is standing ready to make sure that availability and access remains at the highest levels
Nexport Solutions is not only taking care of existing students, but as the COVID-19 virus spreads and more students and professionals find themselves in need of on-line education and training, we are prepared to increase capacities as needed without downtime or delays.
We understand that this situation is critical and stressful for students, teachers, faculty, and parents. We will continue to work through this together to meet the needs of everyone involved.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information or concerns. Call us at 800.261.6248 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce the release of Nexport Reporting Services (NRS) 2.1.0. With the new Azure environment we have been able to implement easier job configurations, quicker updates to status page, more seamless job profiling, and faster queue processing.
We are pleased to announce the release of NexPort Campus v6.4.3. This release is a part of our normal point release schedule.
We are please to announce the release of NexPort Campus v6.4.2. This release is a part of normal point release schedule.
Meet Billy Caldwell, Information Systems Operations Manager, from our NexPort Solutions Division in Oklahoma City.
What exactly does it mean to wield that title? Billy is the unsung hero who slays our data management dragons. He is responsible for managing day-to-day network operations and problem solving for more than 50 employees nationwide. It’s a job that crosses multiple divisions and departments.
Billy began at AST in 2003 as an intern from Cameron University while working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Instructional Multimedia Design. Once his internship was completed, he began working part-time in customer service, and by 2004, he was a full-time AST employee. In 2007, Billy’s position shape-shifted into Network Administrator when the NexPort Solutions office was established in Oklahoma City. For the next twelve years, he was pretty much a one- man-show, responsible for being on call 24/7 to manage and update the servers and to identify and resolve any issue that prevented employees from functioning in their job.
One of his current responsibilities is to lead the weekly Tier 3 synchronization meetings, where he tracks Fogbugz cases and facilitates communication for Smart Horizons, SHCOE, Dialogex, and partners. His main goal is to run consistent meetings that stay focused on an agenda and the highest priorities.
One of the things I appreciate most about Billy is that he is such a great problem solver. Whatever pressing issue we have, I never question that he will take care of it. He takes whatever you throw at him then uses our nontechnical language and translates it into engineer-speak. - Jenness Hunter
Jenness Hunter from curriculum development at Smart Horizons says, “One of the things I appreciate most about Billy is that he is such a great problem solver. Whatever pressing issue we have, I never question that he will take care of it. He takes whatever you throw at him then uses our nontechnical language and translates it into engineer-speak.” Billy does something for Darwin Global that is vital to all operations—he provides a crucial conduit between key department contacts and engineering.
When not slaying dragons for Darwin Global, Billy’s favorite activity is competitive remote control car racing, a special interest that he has been involved with for 22 years. His most recent accomplishment is participating in Tulsa’s 2019 R/C Chili Bowl in three different classes: Midwest Modified, Outlaw Sprint, and Wingless Sprint. Billy progressed to finals in all three classes and finished 10th in the Wingless Sprint. Click to watch Billy’s victorious qualifier at the event: https://youtu.be/hsZAyk6ZvO4
Billy naturally gravitates toward activities where things can be built, fixed, or rebuilt. One such hobby is restoring vintage cars. He is currently working on a 1952 GMC truck. He inherited a love of cars and mechanical things from his late father, a drag racer who also enjoyed flying remote control airplanes.
Billy also enjoys spending time at gaming stores and events. For the past several years he has been a demo agent for Catalyst Game Labs at gaming conventions. His game of choice is BattleTech, a tabletop combat game set in the 31st century.
When asked what his “happy place” is, Billy says it’s when he completes a project, closes out an issue, or scratches off an item on his to-do list. Yet, a key lesson he has learned is there is such a thing as caring too much. It is important to recognize what tasks are urgent and what tasks can wait till the next day.
Thank you, Billy, for all your hard work and over 15 years of dedication. We dub thee, Dragonslayer, Realm of the Darwin Global.
We are pleased to announce the release of NexPort Campus v6.4.1. This release is a part of our normal point release schedule.
NexPort Solutions is proud to announce the release of NexPort Campus 6.4.0. This release introduces a major overhaul to the Training Plan UI, additional Web API methods, Bulk Question Upload enhancements, WebHooks performance enhancements and a series of bug fixes.
Bulk Question uploads no longer require an XML file or the use of a macro. Question templates can be uploaded in XSL, XLSM, XSLX, or ODS file formats directly.
The new training plan view is fully mobile first and responsive! The new student view supports all existing Training Plan features and greatly streamlines many of the workflows. This provide an enhanced user experience. Existing training plans will still be displayed using the legacy view but can be switched by using an option in the training plan settings. New training plans will have the Mobile view option enabled by default.
Below is a list of all cases resolved in this release.
We are happy to announce that the v6.3.3 point release of NexPort Campus is now available to all customers and partners. This release addresses a few minor problems with the Section copy tool, reported test start times, survey reports and accessibility issues.
We are happy to announce that the NexPort Campus point release v6.3.2 is now available to all partner's production organizations. This release address several bugs and introduces a few performance enhancements, see below for details.
About NexPort Solutions Group
NexPort Solutions Group is a division of Darwin Global, LLC, a systems and software engineering company that provides innovative, cost-effective training solutions and support for federal, state and local government, as well as the private sector.