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Note: Information contained in archived ITSS newsletter articles was current at the time of publication, but may not reflect the present state of technology or ITSS.

October 2002

Microsoft Office and New Desktop Available on SunRays
In response to changes requested by students and SunRay users, ITSS is offering a new desktop and Microsoft Office products on the SunRay computers in all pubic access areas.
Tightening Network Security: Restrictions to Telnet and FTP
As our national and international data networks become more and more important in our daily work, it becomes increasingly important to improve security. One way to do this is to insist that information flowing between external networks and the UMD network be encrypted before transmission.
Faculty Toolkit Available
The Faculty Toolkit is a collection of free and reduced-price multimedia software available to University of Minnesota instructors to use for University course development and instructional purposes.
TestPilot Now Available
This teaching program allows online tests, surveys and evaluation assessments.
Room Scheduling Information, Classroom Technology Upgrades, and AV Checkout Additions
Room scheduling information is now available for viewing online, more classrooms have been updated with useful technology, and projection cards are now available for iPAQs.
Teleconference: Critical Challenges in Distance Education Series, A.D.A. Issues and Requirements
Information Technology Systems and Services invites you to a live, interactive, satellite teleconference that will cover web accessibility and accessibility requirements for other distance education media.
Free Virus Protection for Your Computer
The University's Office of Information Technology (OIT) establishes minimum requirements for use of various technology resources, and these standards must be followed by those within the University unless exceptions are approved by OIT. is currently sent via email to all users subscribed to the infotech.announce and email lists. The goal of this digest is to distribute information that is useful to the daily routines of our campus community members in conjunction with computer and telephone technologies.

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