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Network Maintenance – April 2014

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Network Analysts with the Office of Information Technology have been diligently working behind the scenes as we continue the campus network infrastructure upgrade. The table below shows a breakdown of buildings that will be impacted during upcoming network maintenance beginning on April 14.   Between 6 AM CDT and 8 AM CDT, individuals in the named locations on […]

Using the Hovering Technique to Identify Phishing Attacks

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014 by Deetra Wiley

Have you ever received an email requesting your personal information or encouraging you to click on a link?  If so, such email could be a phishing attack – a criminally fraudulent attempt to trick, mislead, or persuade you into disclosing your personal information. Phishing may be in the form of a URL, pop-up, text message, […]

Now See Percentage Complete Towards Your Degree Program

Posted on: March 26th, 2014 by TERRIE THOMPSON

Wouldn’t it be great if you had one place to go to see if students were on track, where you could view GPA information and what percentage of their coursework is complete and outstanding? Yes, we thought so, too!  And, all of these features went live on the morning of March 17, 2014, just in […]

Network Maintenance – March 2014

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

The Network Analysts with the Office of Information Technology have been diligently working behind the scenes as we continue the campus network infrastructure upgrade. The table below shows a breakdown of buildings that will be impacted during upcoming network maintenance beginning on March 12.   Between 6 AM CDT and 8 AM CDT, users in the […]

Support is Ending for Windows XP

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft ends support for Windows XP after more than 12 years of support.   After April 8, Windows XP will continue to work.   However, Microsoft will not be providing any updates that would protect you from malicious computer viruses.   As a result, the Office of Information Technology (IT) suggests departments prepare […]

Upcoming Network Maintenance – Saturday, March 8, 2014

Posted on: January 16th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Please mark your calendars. On Saturday, March 8, from 7:00 a.m. until noon, the wide area network switches will be upgraded. This date marks the beginning of Spring Break, so we expect minimal impact. Since midterm grades are due on Monday, March 10, we are starting the communication campaign early. During the upgrade, access to […]

Now Available: The Official Ole Miss App for Android!

Posted on: January 9th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

The University o Mississippi has released the Android edition of the Official Ole Miss App.  As with the iPad edition released in May 2012, we want to thank the many UM employees involved in the project from different areas including  the Office of Information Technology, University Communications, Athletics, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media, the Student Media Center, Student […]

The Spring 2014 IT Survival Guide

Posted on: January 9th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing for new and returning faculty and students. Below are some of the enhancements, with links to important sites and informative TECHNews articles, that we completed after the Fall Semester 2013. What’s New SAP Unicode Upgrade The SAP Unicode upgrade was completed on December 24, […]

Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled to Begin on December 17, 2013

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 by Penny Rice

On Tuesday, December 17, beginning at 12 Midnight CST, IT will begin an upgrade of Blackboard Learn to Service Pack 13. During this maintenance, blackboard.olemiss.edu will be offline. Since this update will require additional disk maintenance, we expect Blackboard Learn will be available by Tuesday, December 24. However, we will make every effort to complete this […]

Upcoming Network Maintenance – December 2013

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 by JIMMY BALL

As we approach the end of the year, the Office of Information Technology (IT) Systems and Networking work ramps up during periods of reduced activity.   This year is no exception. The tables below show a breakdown of buildings that will be impacted during upcoming network maintenance in December.   During the listed dates and times, users in […]