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Archive – January 2008

The Department of Facilities requires an electrical power outage at the main University data center to install new electrical equipment. This work will improve reliability and increase the capacity of the electrical infrastructure at the data center. OIT and Facilities have worked to find a time that will cause as little disruption as possible. The work has been scheduled to begin Saturday, February 9, at 8:00 a.m. and conclude Sunday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. To minimize the impact on t
MyFax is a convenient Internet service that lets you send and receive faxes through your e-mail, and replaces the OIT Campus Fax Gateway as the recommended and supported process for faxing from your computer. MyFax requires no specific hardware or software; all you need is Internet access, an e-mail address, and a MyFax account. On Thursday, January 31, 2008, the OIT Campus Fax Gateway service was discontinued. The University has created a corporate account with MyFax for faculty and staf
Are you interested in upgrading your computer's operating system? OIT is planning special clinics to help students upgrade their operating systems to Windows Vista or Apple OS X 10.5 (Leopard). Apple computer owners may also choose VMWare Fusion and MS Vista installation upgrades for their computers. Depending on your computer there may be a charge for the new operating system as well as additional memory if needed, but there will be no other charges for the assistance. The clinics will b
The next phase of the DeSC Windows Vista Migration project swings into high gear! The Desktop Systems Council requests that departments upgrade or replace all computers over the next eighteen (18) months with the DeSC Windows Vista image. To assist departments, OIT has enhanced existing services including computer set up for migration, Vista and Office 2007 training classes, and others services as needed for the duration of this project. For more information, see: http://www.princeton
A schedule of OIT technical updates, service announcements and changes is cataloged on the OIT Technical Updates Page for use by information technology consultants on campus. All University customers interested in learning about important changes to the computing infrastructure are encouraged to read the latest announcements and headlines.
Seeing is believing! Now you can show colleagues your digital presentations, artwork, spreadsheets and data sets right from your computer while they watch and engage from their own desktops. Software called WebEx has been licensed by the University so that you can conduct and participate in this type of web-based desktop conferencing, commonly referred to as "webinars." WebEx allows a meeting host to invite an unlimited number of attendees to take part in a conference and share any ap