Software Updates

Windows 7 computers across campus should receive software updates for the following products beginning tonight.

  • Adobe Air
  • Adobe Flash Player

If you experience any problems with the software updates, please contact Computing Services by creating a Web Help Desk ticket.

Software Updates

Windows 7 computers across campus should receive software updates for the following products beginning tonight.

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Oracle Java 7
  • Adobe Air
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Apple QuickTime

If you experience any problems with the software updates, please contact Computing Services by creating a Web Help Desk ticket.

Did You Shutdown Your Computer Before You Shut Your Door?

Information Technology Service (ITS) recommends that you shut down your computer every night (including monitor, printer, etc..) to optimize your computer’s performance and reduce electricity consumption.*

What are the benefits?

  • reduces energy consumption by up to 55% compared to never shutting down
  • clears out your system memory allowing your computer to run faster.
  • terminates several types of malware that can be running unnoticed in the background that generate unnecessary network traffic.

Why the policy change?

Dell computers now have a setting that automatically powers themselves on at 2:30 am to receive updates.

 When you return to your office in the morning your computer will be powered on, but in sleep mode, and ready to use.

What else can you do?

  • spread the word to the your colleagues
  • shut down other technology such as printers and departmental computers at days end
  • turn off your power strip when you are out of the office for several days so your computer will not automatically power up  and remain on needlessly while you’re away

What about Macs?

  • Shut down as you leave the office for the day.  Macs are configured to receive and install updates as they are idle.

*This is a change to previous policy.

 

Software Updates

Windows 7 computers across campus should receive software updates for the following products beginning tonight.

  • Adobe Reader XI
  • Oracle Java 1.7
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Air

If you experience any problems with the software updates, please contact Computing Services by creating a Web Help Desk ticket.

Resolved: Windstream Working on Voicemail Issue

voicemail

Resolved: Voicemail service was restored on 11/4/14.  If you are experience issues with your voicemail, please submit a ticket using Web Help Desk.

Original Post: Windstream contacted the ITS Help Desk to acknowledge an issue being experienced regionally with Voicemail.

They are currently working on the issue and hope to have it addressed soon.

Windstream thanks us for our patience as they work to correct the issue causing this outage.