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Technology news for UMD faculty, staff and students

October 2011

Web Server Upgrade
ITSS is replacing our existing web server ( with newer hardware and software. If you have web pages on our existing web server that utilize CGI please test them before October 31 to ensure that they will be functional on the new system.
How is Educational Technology at UMN Working for You?
During the month of October a sample of faculty and students will have an opportunity to provide feedback for the 2011 UMN Technology Survey.
Moving Your UMCal Data to Google Calendar
If you completed the transition to a University Google account and have items in UMCal that you want to place in your Google calendar, it will be necessary for you to manually export your calendar data file, known as your "ics" file, and import it into Google.
Virtual Server Update
If you are considering purchasing server hardware for your next project we strongly encourage you to use our virtual server solution instead.
Hub Zone
The Multimedia Hub is experiencing increased student use and equipment rental due to the the creation of a "Talk Zone" on the second floor of Library.
Infrastructure Investment Initiative (I3) Award
An interdisciplinary group of researchers in the Viz lab has been awarded an Infrastructure Investment Initiative (I3) grant.
Stop. Think. Connect.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This is an annual effort to increase awareness and prevention of online security problems, spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
Policy Update: Mass Email
ITSS has provided a new web page to describe the many options for sending mass email.

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