Getting Started with OSIsoft vCampus

Discussion created by hanyong Employee on Jun 21, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 16, 2013 by Lonnie Bowling

Thank you for joining OSIsoft Virtual Campus (vCampus)!


We would like to give you some basic information about vCampus to get you started.


Here are some quick one-time tasks you may want to go through, to fully leverage your communication with the vCampus community:

  1. Subscribe to notifications for new posts on Discussion Hall
  2. Subscribe to notifications for new blog post on Bloggers' Place
  3. Follow OSIsoft vCampus on Twitter

And these are the activities to get you started in developing awesome PI System applications and solutions!

  1. Download and Install your Development PI System
  2. Get basic and advanced training on PI System Products

See below the details on how to do these.


We hope to see you online! Happy coding!


OSIsoft vCampus Team

Subscribe to Notifications for New Posts on Discussion Hall

You can subscribe for new post notification for specific forums through email or RSS feed. For email notification, you can do that easily by accessing one of the Forum Subscriptions configuration page, where you get to choose which forum(s) you want to subscribe to.

Subscribe to Notifications for New Blog Post on Bloggers' Place 

There are a number of blogs on Bloggers' Place, including blogs of OSIsoft vCampus Team members, vCampus All-Stars, OSIsoft Product Managers and Development Teams. Take a look at the blogs and decide which blog you want to subscribe to.




You can subscribe to posts of all blogs of the Blogger's Place via the Subscribe via RSS link on Blogger's Place main page:




Alternatively, you can subscribe for new posts for a specific blog through RSS feed using the RSS for posts link available on the right side bar when you are looking the blogs.




You can also subscribe to email notification for comments to a particular blog post. Just find the "Email Subscribe" option when viewing a blog post.





 Follow OSIsoft vCampus on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter for quick updates: @OSIsoftvCampus. We are posting updates of new contents (white paper, tutorials and webinars) and interesting activities on OSIsoft vCampus.





Download and Install your Development PI System

Your subscription includes license for a Development PI System that you can install for your development and testing purposes. You can find the install kits from Download Center. The products are separated into different categories:




Be sure to go through the different categories to find the product you need. 


There is a 30 day temporary license for you to install your PI Server. After the installation, you should generate a permanent license. You can find instructions on how to generate a permanent license [DEAD LINK] in this post.

Get Basic and Advanced Training on PI System Products

In the Training Center, you will find a wealth of training materials, including online training courses and Virtual Learning Labs that are offered by OSIsoft. You will definitely find the training useful, especially if you are new to PI System.