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February 2015 Archives

Active Directory File System Restructuring

ITSS will be working on a project this spring to replace our aging Active Directory file storage infrastructure. The current systems are already 5 years old and have reached the end of their effective support life.


Posted on Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 | Permalink

Security Improvements for Local Email Server

In order to improve security, ITSS will be blocking access to an email server. Gmail users will not be affected.


Posted on Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 | Permalink

Improve Accessibility: Think Before You Link

A link that only says "Click Here" or anything else that is very generic such as "follow this link" or "more information" is difficult for some people to use because there's no specific content in that link nor a clear sense of its actual destination. To improve it use meaningful link text. It should describe the result of the user action, not describe the user action.


Posted on Monday, Feb 23, 2015 | Permalink

The Evolution of Wireless Networking at UMD

Campus wireless needs have changed over the years and ITSS continues to improve service.


Posted on Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 | Permalink

Drupal Update - February 2015

The School of Fine Arts site has been launched. A list of who will go in next has been identified. Dreamweaver templates have been developed. A process for coordinating with external consultants is in place. And training is available.


Posted on Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 | Permalink

Staff Update

We are pleased to announce that we have recently hired Rebecca (Becky) Nelson into an End User Support staff role. After joining ITSS in a temporary position last fall, Becky started full time with ITSS in January.

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 | Permalink

Web Accessibility Training

Here's your chance to learn Web accessibility with instructor-led online courses. The UMD Accessibility Task Force recommends that all UMD developers complete this training, which covers key areas of accessible Web development.


Posted on Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 | Permalink