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Attention Students! Top 10 Technology Tips for the Fall Semester

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing for new and returning students. Below are some of the key technology topics; please take a moment to get up to speed. Protect your WebID.   Your UM WebID is used to access many University systems and services mentioned below.  Please treat it like your […]

Get up to Speed on the IT Enhancements over the Summer

Posted on: August 11th, 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 important changes we made during the summer along with links to common websites and informative TECHNews articles. SAP Grants Management To provide enhanced oversight of research funding, the University implemented an additional […]

Chris Barnes Crosses a Major IT Milestone

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Today, we are celebrating the accomplishments of Chris Barnes, a Microcomputer Consultant I with the IT Helpdesk.   Chris has crossed a major IT milestone by closing 10,000 IT Helpdesk tickets! Chris was recently honored with a plaque to show our appreciation for his work ethic, service and commitment to the University of Mississippi.  Joining […]

The Technology I Bought This Summer

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

This summer, I had to open up the wallet.   My old TV went on the blink, my PC was running in molasses, and my son wanted to go skydiving for his birthday/graduation gift.  Oh, and someone decided to implant a kidney stone where it didn’t belong, but that is a story for another day. Fortunately, […]

Summer UM Box Enhancements

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

To everyone who actively uses UM Box, thanks!  If you haven’t used UM Box yet, you are missing out on the benefits of this UM-sponsored cloud storage solution that 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 […]

Network Maintenance – May 2014

Posted on: April 28th, 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 May 2.   Between 6 AM CDT and 8 AM CDT, individuals in the named locations on […]

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 […]

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 […]