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into Google Apps by June 30, 2011
- Given our positive experience so far, we expect all
remaining users will have transitioned into Google Apps by
the end of the fiscal year.
Calendar? UMCal? Which Do I Use?
- UMCal, the University calendar, will be shut down this
coming summer. You can export your UMCal information once and
import the data into Google Calendar.
Directory Project Ramps Up
- The move to Active Directory (AD) is progressing. The
remaining groups on campus who have not yet moved, will be
migrated to AD during spring semester and the summer.
to Filtering Phish Email Messages
- A new process now used for detecting phishing
automatically tags messages with "[phish?]" in the subject
line and relies on the user to determine whether it is a
phish scheme or not.
- Lyris is the University's mass email system used to send
messages to large audiences. It offers control over HTML and
text and gives the opportunity to have branding, opt-out
options, and attachments within the messages that are being
- It will soon be time for customers of our main web server
to move from the current server to a new server. We are
planning to move easy web sites starting soon, more
complicated ones during the time frame of May - June 2011,
and the most complicated sites July - August 2011.
to Moodle Transition Update
- WebVista will be available through the end of next Spring
semester 2012. But the planning to transition to Moodle 2.x
will begin this semester.
- ITSS has updated our Policy on Computer
System and Network Down Time.
on: Adam Moren
- Each month ITSS highlights a different member of the
staff to let you get to know some of the great people who are
working "behind the scenes" to make technology work for our
campus. This month the spotlight is on Adam Moren.
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