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Skype for Business Webinars

Microsoft is offering a series of webinars to help you become more proficient with their online meeting application: Skype for Business. The Skype for Business: Learning the Basics webinar will cover the following topics:

Thank You for Making the Exchange Online Migration a Success

Over the summer, the campus was engaged in a migration of all employee email accounts from the campus-based Microsoft Exchange 2007 email service to the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online service. The migration of more than 16,000 accounts completed in early September this year in an aggressive timeframe. And for this, we want to thank you.

Accessing Higher Ground Conference

The Accessing Higher Ground Conference, the 18th annual edition of the accessible media, web and technology conference, is coming up November 16-20, 2015 at the Westin in Westminster. Early-bird registration is available until September 23. In addition to the early-bird discount, affiliates of the CU-Boulder campus can receive an additional $50 discount by entering the discount code cu4ahg15 on the payment page.

Zoom Update September 18

The Zoom video conferencing service will issue a prompted update to all PC and Mac clients on Friday, September 18, 2015. The update will prompt users to update when they start the Zoom client after the update. All Zoom users, especially those who use the Zoom mobile/iOS screen sharing feature, are encouraged to update to the new version when prompted.

If you have questions about the Zoom service or this update, please contact the IT Service Center at or call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from a campus phone).

Alaina: Universal Instructional Design Consultant

Teacher, artist, innovator: Alaina Beaver brings the right blend of skills and expertise to CU-Boulder as the new Universal Instructional Design Consultant. Beaver recently joined the Office of Information Technology’s (OIT’s) Academic Technology Design Team (ATDT) to advocate for Universal Instructional Design on campus. She supports faculty as they work to make their courses and materials more accessible as a result of the recent CU-Boulder Department of Justice investigation and the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Accessibility Initiative.

Software Lifecycle Changes: Office 2016, Office 2011 & more

The recent public release of Office 2016 for Mac, and the rapidly approaching release of Office 2016 for Windows, has spurred a number of changes to OIT’s Software Lifecycle page.

Here are the recent software status changes:

i>clicker 7 Is Here

After extensive testing over the summer, OIT will support i>clicker 7.4 beginning this fall. The software will be available to download from OIT’s website starting Monday, August 10.

Windows 10 Rolls Out July 29

The eagerly anticipated rollout of Microsoft Windows 10 is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been testing the new operating system while it was in early-release status in order to confirm compatibility with key campus services. OIT has currently listed Windows 10 as software that is in the early-adoption phase on its Software Life Cycle page.

OIT’s New Guide to Software Life Cycles

Software and applications are constantly being upgraded. It seems like as soon as you get accustomed to a new version of software, a new and improved version hits the streets. Case in point: Mozilla Firefox, which has been around since 2004, is on version 39 at the time of this writing. Thirty-nine!

Campus Targeted by Phishing Emails

The campus has recently been targeted by malicious emails that appear to be attempts to steal usernames, passwords and social security numbers. One such phishing email simply provided a link to a “new update,” which when followed, led people to a login page that appeared to be for the campus Exchange service. Another email with the same "new update" link leads people to an online form that collects personal information including Social Security numbers. These emails are not authentic. If you receive one, do not click on the link in the email.


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