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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 […]

SAP & myOleMiss Unavailable for Unicode Upgrade

Posted on: November 21st, 2013 by Deetra Wiley

The SAP production system and the myOleMiss portal will be unavailable beginning at 6 a.m., Friday, December 20, 2013, in order to perform a Unicode upgrade on the SAP production system.  The systems are scheduled to be unavailable until 5 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2013. (Note: The University of Mississippi will be closed for […]

Installing Mac OS X Mavericks

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by Errol Sayre

Installing a major OS upgrade can bring a slew of problems, from incompatible software to lost configuration —even missing functionality. Thankfully, Mavericks (Apple’s latest version of OS X) doesn’t seem to bear any of those issues. Still, if you’re cautious and want to know a little more before hitting that “Upgrade” button in the App […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Blackboard Interface

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 by Penny Rice

On Wednesday, August 14, the Office of Information Technology (IT) will release a redesigned user interface for Blackboard Learn (Blackboard).    At first glance, Blackboard will look very different, but rest assured that all Blackboard tools and menus are exactly where they were before.  The interface has just been redesigned to provide a clean and […]

Firefox 4 – Not Recommended

Posted on: April 5th, 2011 by Penny Rice

You may have recently read about or been prompted to upgrade your Web browser to Firefox version 4.  This new version of Firefox, released on March 22, 2011, has been causing its own share of headaches on the UM campus in recent days. Firefox 4, on both the Windows and Mac platforms, is not compatible […]

Major Upgrade Easter Weekend: SAP Production & myOleMiss Unavailable, April 21-25, 2011

Posted on: February 18th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

The SAP production system and the myOleMiss portal will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 due to a major upgrade. The system is scheduled to be unavailable until Monday, April 25 at 8 a.m. During this downtime, Office of Information Technology (IT) staff members will install the latest enhancement package from […]