The OIT website has a new look and feel thanks to changes to the homepage and navigation that should make it easier to find what you’re looking for. The main navigation for the site has been redesigned to include dropdowns to get to the most popular pages within a section of the site so you can get to where you want to go with fewer clicks. Of course you can still click on the main navigation topic to get to the sub-pages that aren’t among the most popular.
In preparation for the start of the 2013-14 academic year, Desire2Learn (D2L), CU-Boulder’s online learning environment, will undergo an upgrade on Wednesday, August 14 to improve functionality and fix bugs. This upgrade will make the service unavailable from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on August 14.
Adobe recently announced that there will no longer be new versions of the Creative Suite products (i.e., Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) offered through the traditional suite model. Rather, Adobe plans to transition to a monthly subscription model called Creative Cloud through which subscribers will get continuous, automatic updates to their Adobe Creative Cloud software as opposed to a new version every year or two.
When key services are down, it's nice to be in the know. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like to take the opportunity to make you aware of the various communication channels OIT uses in outage situations to keep you informed.
By bookmarking and subscribing to these various channels now, you’ll ensure that you are in the know during unplanned outage events.
The campus has recently been targeted by malicious e-mails that appear to be attempts to steal usernames and passwords. One such phishing e-mail urges campus account owners to respond because “Your email has been subjected to compulsory update to secure it from spam and unwanted messages.” Another encourages recipients to “verify your mailbox and increase its quota.” These e-mails are not authentic. If you receive one, do not click on the link in the email. Individuals who received these or any other suspicious e-mails should simply delete the message.
Over the last month, the campus has been steadily targeted by malicious e-mails stating that your mailbox has exceeded, or is about to exceed, its storage limit or quota. In addition to sharing a common message, these recent phishing messages urge account owners to remedy the false issue by following a hyperlink that looks like this: http://[x].webs.com.
These e-mails are not authentic. If you receive one, do not click on the link in the email. Individuals who received this e-mail should simply delete the message.
The IT Service Center’s hours will change starting Friday, May 10 in accordance with the switch to CU-Boulder campus summer hours. Walk-in hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. During the summer, call-in help will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday while Saturday and Sunday hours will remain 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Learn more about the IT Service Center and other walk-in support centers at www.colorado.edu/oit/service-center.
The OIT website has a new look and new functionality thanks to changes to the menu. Now when you navigate through the site you will notice there is no longer a menu on the right side of pages. This change allows the page content to be wider and the pages more visually clean. There are also arrows above the left-side menu that make it possible to move between levels of the selected website section. And the breadcrumbs—your navigation trail through the website—are now dynamic. When you hover over a breadcrumb the menu changes to the submenu from the highlighted page.
With the impending retirement of CULink and the moving of e-mail accounts to Gmail and Microsoft Office 365, the way display names are managed will change too. A display name is the name in the From line that an e-mail recipient sees. This change will not impact the delivery of e-mail, but in some cases, it might change the way someone's name appears on outgoing e-mails.
The Office of Information Technology is improving the network registration system on our campus. The next phase will involve deployment on the campus wireless network in academic and administrative buildings starting on May 15. OIT knows that the campus network, including UCB wireless, is a resource you rely on for accessing a wide variety of university and Internet resources. Keeping the network secure is critical to making sure the network is available and reliable. Network registration is an important part of keeping the network secure.
Registering to use the campus network is something most of us take for granted but it is a crucial step toward keeping the campus network secure. This fall the IT Security Office has been leading a project to upgrade the software and hardware that enable network registration on our campus.
What you should know about the upgrade:
It’s a common misperception that Macintoshes are immune to viruses. As use of Apple products continues to rise, Macs are increasingly targets for viruses and malware.
Often technology is improved by an upgrade, but sometimes a simpler solution is needed. To optimize the lists.colorado.edu service, OIT is applying good old fashioned elbow grease by working to clean up old, outdated and unused lists.
In the effort to improve our campus network infrastructure so that it can support faster network speeds, the next step will involve upgrading network switches across the campus. From September through November, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will work in coordination with a local contractor to upgrade network switches in buildings throughout campus.