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Technology Reminders: UM Box, Wi-Fi, and Vault

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 by JIMMY BALL

We know you are busy. Please take a moment to review these brief and useful technology tips.


In very simple terms, UM Box is an alternative to your USB drive.  You get 10 GB of storage by default and automatic document versioning.  In addition, you can collaborate with other faculty and students using Box. All University of MS (UM) faculty, staff , and students have access. Log on at using your WebID or review our common questions and answers.

UM Wi-Fi

When connecting to UM Wi-Fi, you will see three choices: OleMiss, OleMiss_v2, and Eduroam.  On UM campuses, choose OleMiss_v2 if you want to avoid the frequent logon prompt.  When visiting another campus, Eduroam could be an option for you. So, read about it before your next trip.  Check out for more details.


If you are a UM employee, I bet you receive a high volume of emails.   Get the vault.  The vault gives you an additional 5 GB of disk space.  All of your email stays on campus. If you want it, contact the IT Helpdesk for assistance with setup.


Contact the IT Helpdesk at 662-915-5222 or

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