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Course Favorites and Bookings Application Now Available

Posted on: July 16th, 2015 by TERRIE THOMPSON

We are pleased to announce the release of a new application in myOleMiss that will help with event planning. The Course Favorites and Bookings application will aid in identifying course popularity and demand based on data collected from previous semesters. The app presents a graph of students interested in taking a course and how many […]

Recent Changes in Placing Institutional Orders for Apple Equipment

Posted on: July 13th, 2015 by Penny Rice

Besides University procurement policies, all Institutions of Higher Learning in Mississippi are required to follow the technology procurement policies set by the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS). Recently, ITS changed how Apple equipment should be purchased. In short, rather than following the sole source procurement guidelines, as of July 1, Apple branded products […]

My First Experiences with Windows 10

Posted on: July 6th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

I am already a fan of Windows 10. In June, I decided to install Windows 10 on a non-critical machine, so I downloaded a copy of Windows 10 Pro for free from the original source, the Windows Insider Program. The Insider Program requires a Microsoft account and some patience, since the program intentionally releases software before the consumer […]

Avoid the Burn: Practical Security Advice to Protect You and Your Computer during the Summer

Posted on: June 4th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

In IT, we frequently answer questions concerning online security topics like email phishing scams attempting to steal your passwords, computer viruses and even sophisticated denial of service attacks. We must remember that the physical security of computers, tablets, and phones also remains a major concern. Recently, an individual attempted to gain access to a vital […]

What is eduroam?

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by Mike Hall

Information about the eduroam network implementation at the University of Mississippi

Reminder: SAP & myOleMiss Upgrades Easter Weekend – Prepare to Test in QAS!

Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by Deetra Wiley

April Upgrades for SAP PRD and myOleMiss Portal… The SAP production system and the myOleMiss portal upgrade dates are quickly approaching! Please be reminded that upgrade of these systems will take place during the Easter Weekend 2015 beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, continuing until Tuesday, April 7, at 8 a.m. Remember to […]

Students, Get Your Course Schedule and Materials in a Single View

Posted on: March 4th, 2015 by Deetra Wiley

Students, your course materials, schedule, and more are now available in a single view. Under the Student and New Student tabs, open the Course Registration folder using the “+” symbol. Then,  select My Schedule and Course Materials. My Schedule and Course Materials Features: View instructions from the professor for course materials, along with the schedule. […]

IT Aims for Good Time Management – Part 3

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by TERRIE THOMPSON

There’s no end to how automated we can make our lives, from smart houses to cars that can self-park to refrigerators that will create a grocery list from items you scan. This third and final time management TECHNews article will focus on technology that helps us be more productive in our personal lives. We wanted […]

The Latest News on Adobe’s Creative Suite and Creative Cloud Licensing

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 by Penny Rice

On February 27, 2015, Adobe will be discontinuing Adobe Creative Suite under its volume licensing programs. This means that Creative Cloud will be the exclusive source for the latest versions of Adobe’s creative apps and services for faculty, staff, and students.  We recently visited with our Adobe account manager and discussed some of the details. […]

IT Aims for Good Time Management – Part 2

Posted on: February 10th, 2015 by kfg

by Kathy Gates This past year, a group of employees in the Office of Information Technology (IT) participated in a reading group on time management.   One of the unexpected benefits was hearing about all of the apps/software/tools that technical people find to be indispensable. It was so fascinating that I thought others might want to […]