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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Upcoming Network Maintenance – November 2013

Posted on: November 15th, 2013 by JIMMY BALL

As we approach the end of the semester, 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 November.   During the listed dates and times, users in […]

Installation Notes for Windows 8.1

Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by JIMMY BALL

I recently installed Windows 8.1, the first major upgrade for Windows 8. Below is my Windows 8.1 installation experience. Download and Initial Installation I chose to upgrade a Dell XPS laptop.   Because I use UM Box with Box Sync, I already had my important files backed up.  Next, I connected my laptop to a power […]

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. Box 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 […]