IT Weekly Announcement - July 25, 2013
Current & Scheduled Outages/System Updates
Sunday Maintenance – Reminder
Every Sunday, between 12:00am – 12:00pm, all systems will be intermittently unavailable while important maintenance and updates are performed
Your BlueNet account password expires every 60 days. If you use a mobile device (smartphone, tablet, laptop) to connect to your CCSU e-mail account or the CCSU wireless network, please remember to update your password on your mobile device when you reset your BlueNet account password. Forgetting to update the password on your mobile device will result in your BlueNet account being locked out because the mobile device is trying to connect with an invalid password.
Blackboard Learn Access
The Blackboard link on our CentralPipeline pages for faculty/staff and students has been modified to reflect the completed transition to Blackboard Learn. The Blackboard link has been renamed “Blackboard Learn” and will now go directly to the Blackboard Learn log-in page. The Vista link is still found on the Pipeline pages but is listed as a bullet below the main link for Blackboard Learn.
For information on the Vista decommission timeline or to transfer content from Vista to Learn, please click here.
If you have bookmarked Vista as a favorite in any browsers, those favorites will continue to work.
Default Save Location for Office Files
On Monday, July 29th starting at 6pm, an update will be sent to all Windows-based computers to change the default location for saving Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. Currently the default save location is the “Documents” folder on the hard drive of the computer, however for security purposes this will be changed to default to your personal netshare (the M: drive). You do not need to reboot your computer in order to receive this update, it will happen automatically the next time you log in to your computer after Monday evening’s update. If your computer does not receive this update, please contact the IT Help Desk.
Summer Support Hours
Support hours will be shortened during the summer as follows:
Help Desk – Through Friday, August 16
- Monday through Thursday 8:00am – 6:00pm
- Friday 8:00pm – 5:00pm
- There will be limited support available after 6:00pm but only for classroom emergencies.
Please note: wireless printing in offices is not currently supported. Click here for purchasing and support information regarding University printers.
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