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Attention Gamers: Access to Destiny’s Servers is Enabled

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Recently, the IT Helpdesk received multiple calls regarding a new console game, Destiny, developed by Bungie.   To the game enthusiast, Destiny promises to be a great Sci-Fi shooter game on the scale that rivals top massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. Gaming on UM Networks Destiny’s servers were inaccessible from UM networks because of a design […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Information Technology Leads Network Infrastructure Upgrade

Posted on: August 15th, 2013 by ccrobin

The Office of Information Technology (IT), led by the Network Management group, has been working throughout the summer on an extensive, campus-wide network upgrade.  The planning for this upgrade began several years ago with a funding strategy, a detailed network design, a procurement, various state-level approvals, etc. The last time a network upgrade of this […]

Provide Guests With Internet Access Using Wireless Guest Services

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012 by JIMMY BALL

Today, University of Mississippi (UM) students, staff and faculty can gain internet access by using the UM wireless network.  Using a UM WebID and corresponding password, UM wireless service is available at various locations on our Oxford and regional campuses.  Further, parents visiting one of our campuses may also gain UM wireless access, provided they […]

Wireless Gaming Support

Posted on: August 19th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

A new application is available in myOleMiss that will permit the registration of one approved wireless device with limited browser capability per user.  The current list of approved devices includes Nintendo WiiTM, Microsoft XBoxTM,  Sony PS3 TM , Barnes & Noble NookTM, and Amazon KindleTM. Before registering your device, you will need to know its MAC (Media Access […]

New Wireless Login Method

Posted on: July 27th, 2011 by Robby Seitz

Beginning Tuesday, August 2nd, users of the UM wireless network will have a new, more streamlined method for logging into the wireless network. The Network Management Team of the Office of Information Technology (IT) has been working throughout the summer to deploy a new WebID-based method of authentication that will eliminate the need for users to install client software onto their devices.  This new […]

UM Wireless Network Update

Posted on: April 14th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

The University of Mississippi (UM) wireless network began in 2007 and, over time, has expanded to include more than 70 buildings.  The wireless network is managed by the Office of Information Technology (IT) and currently consists of 822 wireless access points, a number that grows daily.  The most recent additions came this past fall when […]