OIT Enterprise Servers and Storage staff are addressing a Unix system vulnerability 'shellshock' and patching all centrally managed systems. Departments managing their own systems should do the same.
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The Desktop Systems Council (DeSC) committee is pleased to announce MacDeSC Basic--the new addition to the set of managed environments in the DeSC Program, making six versions to choose from and a size that's perfect for you.
A new University's Employee Learning Center system is coming mid-October, but you can take a sneak peek at the new look-and-feel and explore its features now.
"iT4U@princeton"--the newsletter that provides an introduction to student computing and technology support and resources on campus--is now available online.
If you need technology help in your residence, reach out to one of your Student Technology Consultants (STC). STCs work for OIT and help with technology problems out at the residential colleges.
Princeton students, take advantage of Microsoft Student Advantage and install Office products like OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher on up to 5 personal devices... for free.
OIT Academic Technology Services (ATS) moves to 693 Alexander Road and includes web development services, Blackboard services, and data repository services among others.
Now, sign in once and have access to all core University enterprise business system applications that are protected by PUaccess. Log out from one or all, too!
Take a video tour of Student Technology at Princeton and learn about the many computing and technology resources available to Princeton's students.
Princeton students can choose from five models, Apple or Dell, and includes the Dell XPS 12 convertible notebook and Apple Air. SCI computers are specially-priced for Princeton students and fully supported on campus. Check it out!
Adobe licensing for higher education has changed to a subscription-based offering of the full 'Creative Cloud' or a single application. Single user/multi-device and single device/multi-user licenses can be purchased through the OIT Online Store.
During Reunions weekend, OIT provides Wi-Fi to all visitors on campus through the 'PUVisitor' wireless network service. Princeton also offers 'eduroam' for visiting eduroam users.
OIT is pleased to announce new color printing for students at the OIT computing cluster in Frist 300.
Whether teaching or managing projects, collaboration tools are sure to help. A new Collaboration & Conferencing Technologies website (www.princeton.edu/collaboration) introduces the tools and services available on campus and helps you find the tool for you and your need.
Jay Dominick, VP and CIO, provides update on Heartbleed at Princeton, confirms major systems are no longer at risk, and strongly encourages campus to change passwords. Dominick also alerts campus to the likelihood of increased phishing attempts. Don't fall prey.
For information about the recent OpenSSL vulnerability, Heartbleed, follow 'News and Views' on the IT Security website: www.princeton.edu/itsecurity/securitynews
‘Princeton CrashPlan’ file backup service is coming to campus and will start making an appearance in departments April 2014. The service is especially for faculty and staff and is used to back up files on laptops and desktops---mobile device backups are coming soon!
At this year's Service Recognition celebration, Jeanne Mrak and Sal Rosario, employees of the Office of Information Technology, receive recognition for their leadership, dedication, and service to the University.
Register for the PICSciE offered mini-course on array programming and math functions within Python's NumPy module. Space is limited to 25 participants.
OIT is pleased to welcome Ellen Amsel as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Princeton University, effective March 20.