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Seamlessly Secure eSignatures with Box Sign – An Overview

Posted on: March 25th, 2024 by wbpalmer

What is Box Sign? Box Sign is a comprehensive eSignature solution seamlessly integrated into the Box content cloud ecosystem. This platform facilitates a secure and efficient signing process for documents online. Made accessible to our community at, faculty and staff can effortlessly upload documents, establish customizable templates for recurrent use, and dispatch these documents […]

Optimizing Web Content: PDFs

Posted on: April 27th, 2022 by Robby Seitz

PDFs are fairly easy to create and post on the web. But too often they are unnecessarily huge and time-consuming to download. It’s time we started optimizing PDFs!

Office Activation Instructions

Posted on: April 4th, 2022 by Brian Hopkins

The University of Mississippi now provides Microsoft Office 365 for all faculty, staff and students at no charge. PLEASE NOTE: Office 365 is a subscription-based license.  If you have an existing perpetual license for Microsoft Office on your computer, it may make sense for you to stop here and continue using that license.  This is […]

MS Office Licensure

Posted on: January 13th, 2022 by cnkim

Instead of purchasing or renewing MS Office, we encourage you to wait until the campus-wide licensing process has been completed.

Introducing eSignature Solutions with HelloSign – Updated

Posted on: September 9th, 2021 by Jeremy Osborn

What is HelloSign? HelloSign is an eSignature technology that allows people to sign documents virtually. Available at, teams and departments at the University will be able to upload documents, create templates that can be shared and reused amongst team members, then send those documents to users who can sign and return their legally binding […]

Optimize Web Content: Images

Posted on: April 7th, 2021 by Robby Seitz

Using Squoosh, you can optimize your web graphics and photos so they download faster and take up less server space.


Posted on: December 7th, 2020 by nr

Calendly is a service that makes your Outlook Calendar’s free time visible for people trying to schedule appointments with you.

Zoom Chat for Real-Time Collaboration

Posted on: November 3rd, 2020 by Brian Hopkins

With UM organizations of all kinds working to advance their missions while maintaining all required social distancing protocols, IT has received a number of inquiries about implementing a university-wide instant messaging solution. Fortunately, such a product is already available to all UM employees and students. The Chat feature built into Zoom has all of the […]

Security Changes to Zoom Effective 9/27/20

Posted on: September 16th, 2020 by Brian Hopkins

As part of ongoing efforts to fight “Zoom-bombing” and promote safe and secure online meeting spaces, on 27 September 2020 Zoom will require that all meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled for all accounts. Zoom users are in control of meeting security selections, and Zoom has designed the options with security and […]

Update Your Student Contact Info

Posted on: July 8th, 2020 by Robby Seitz

Update your contact information now!