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My First Experiences with Windows 10

Posted on: July 6th, 2015 by

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 […]

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 […]

IT Aims for Good Time Management – Part 1

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by kfg

A recurring request from our team (Information Technology) is for opportunities to build community and grow professionally.  A specific example is to explore ways to become more productive and effective at work.   One of the most common struggles is making good use of time, both at work and in our personal lives.   In IT, we […]

What I Learned This Summer About MOOCs

Posted on: August 13th, 2013 by kfg

A question that comes up frequently this time of year is, “What did you do this summer?”  A major highlight for me was taking a “MOOC,” i.e., a massively open online course.    MOOCs are free, online courses that typically enroll thousands of students.  Some see them as a transformational force in higher education, whereas others […]

Find Your Phone!

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by Errol Sayre

Have you ever misplaced or lost your phone? Maybe it was stolen? Was your device returned to you? In the wake of recent iPhone thefts, Apple’s free iCloud service, paired with their free Find My iPhone app, offers some peace of mind. The iCloud service and the Find My iPhone app work together to provide […]

IT’s Errol Sayre Featured in the SAP Community Network

Posted on: November 10th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

As noted in an earlier TECHNews article, the University of Mississippi’s (UM) Office of Information Technology (IT ) is a ramp-up site of a new technology from SAP, SAP NetWeaver Gateway (NG).  As part of this ramp-up, Errol Sayre, Systems Analyst III, was part of the project team that delivered an iPad  application for UM Admissions Counselors.  These counselors […]

IT’s Chris Reichley Featured in the SAP Community Network

Posted on: October 21st, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

The University of Mississippi (UM) Office of Information Technology (IT) is an early adopter of a new technology from SAP, NetWeaver Gateway.  As part of this project, Christopher Reichley, Systems Analyst and Associate Director of IAEGS, attempted to consume a Gateway service using PHP from an Apache Web server and encountered performance issues with the OData library.   He found that […]

Protect Yourself and Your Reputation Online!

Posted on: August 6th, 2011 by kfg

THINK before you post, like, tweet or follow. Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter can be lots of fun and a good way to stay connected with friends, but they can also leave you vulnerable to having your identity stolen, your reputation damaged, and even your physical safety compromised. Don’t just do it […]

Stay Tuned! – Get Important Information via Campus CATV Channel 10 with WEBUS

Posted on: February 8th, 2011 by mmize

Need to spread the word to the UM community regarding important messages?, Advertisements?, Deadlines?, Alerts?, Student Job Opportunities?,  Hours of Operation?, etc. The Office of Information Technology introduces WEBUS, “a web-based application that enables users to create and publish messages on local access television channels” as well on the internet via a web player.   The […]

Introducing “Ole Miss Blogs”

Posted on: August 3rd, 2010 by Robby Seitz

Does your office need a way to distribute information but is reluctant to sacrifice trees for printing newsletters?  If so, then let me introduce you to Ole Miss Blogs. At its heart, a blog (short for “web log”) is a Web-based content management system that enables non-webmasters to post information on the Internet.  More simply, it […]