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One-time Setup, Two-factor Authentication

Posted on: February 20th, 2017 by admin

Employees and others with @olemiss.edu email addresses will soon need to have their phones handy. The university’s Office 365 accounts are transitioning to two-factor authentication. I.T. is enabling this change as part of our security assessment with the goal of limiting hacked accounts.

New Box Interface

Posted on: February 10th, 2017 by Brian Hopkins

Box, UM’s enterprise cloud storage provider, has made changes to their web interface that many users will find interesting. New features include:  An easy one-button mechanism for sharing files and folders.  A “Favorites” classification that allows you to view just those files and folders you’ve specified as your favorites.  Enhanced search functions with convenient filtering/narrowing […]

Goodbye to On-Premises Exchange

Posted on: January 31st, 2017 by TERESA MCCARVER

During the summer and early fall of 2016 all employee email was migrated from the on-premises UM Mail Exchange server to the Office 365 cloud service. Now it is time to take the next step.  The on-premises Exchange server is scheduled to be retired on May 1, 2017. What does that mean for you?  The […]

Apps for All

Posted on: January 30th, 2017 by Drew Chiles

How smartphones are revolutionizing assistive technology. Smartphones have changed the way we live. As the ‘cell phone’ is no longer just a telephone, we are all working to understand the new and interesting ways that our smartphones can facilitate better experiences in the world. This is true for most people today, regardless of any differences […]

Roll-Out of Tableau Budget Report within myOleMiss Analytics

Posted on: January 23rd, 2017 by TRACY DARBY

As the newspapers are filled with stories of reduced funding and mid-year budget cuts, access to up-to-date financial information is critical for deans, chairs, department heads, and other signatory officers.  Taking advantage of the speed of the SAP HANA database that was implemented one year ago, the Office of Information Technology (IT) proudly announces the […]

Grade Interface Enhancements

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by amelia

A few small but significant enhancements have been added to the features of Final Grade Submission in myOleMiss.  They are designed to help instructors know the status of grade submission for their different course sections. Special thanks to Dr. Dan Mattern who made this enhancement request; we are glad to be able to make it […]

Identify Phishing Attacks

Posted on: November 21st, 2016 by itsecurity

Phishing emails look authentic. They often have links to exact replicas of our portals, spoofed sender addresses, and malicious attachments with convincing file names. How Do I Identify Phishing?  Closely examining website addresses, email links, and sender addresses can help you determine if an email is legitimate or not. One simple way to do this is by using the […]

SPSS License Renewal for 2016-2017

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 by Brian Hopkins

The University of Mississippi’s campus license for SPSS has been renewed. New license codes and instructions for the renewal are available in the myOleMiss portal. From your portal home page, search for the ‘Research Software’ app and then choose SPSS from the list of links that appears.  There are illustrated instructions both for renewing existing […]

McLean Institute and IT Collaborate to Improve the Service Directory

Posted on: November 8th, 2016 by Deetra Wiley

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to log service hours OXFORD, MS. – Each year the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement compiles service data from across campus to submit an application for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes exemplary service efforts and the community-campus partnerships inspiring […]

Learn to Build Your Own iOS Apps with Swift

Posted on: November 7th, 2016 by Brian Hopkins

Come see Swift in action from 1:00–3:00PM on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, in Weir 235.   Swift is a powerful and intuitive new programming language created by Apple for building iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac apps. We’ll discuss and demonstrate Apple’s latest software development tools for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, […]