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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Accessible Icon Project

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by Drew Chiles

I saw the sign. It opened up my eyes. I saw the sign. Life is demanding without understanding. I recently came across the Accessible Icon Project and an article written by Sara Hendren, an artist and activist from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.  Hendren describes how for years she had collected alternative designs to the […]

Twitter and Facebook’s New Features

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 by Drew Chiles

In the world of accessibility, Twitter and Facebook both made moderate waves with new features debuted in the past few weeks.  Microsoft is also creating and will unveil an even greater advancement in the near future. In Twitter’s quest to become the simplest and most ubiquitous sharing platform, they have taken a big step to […]

IT Welcomes Project Coordinator

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Robby Seitz

The Office of Information Technology is pleased to welcome Drew Chiles as our new Project Coordinator.

Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled to Begin on December 15

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by Penny Rice

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, beginning at 12:01 AM CST, IT will begin an upgrade of Blackboard Learn to the latest stable release. During this maintenance, blackboard.olemiss.edu will be offline. We expect Blackboard Learn will be available on Wednesday, December 23. However, we will make every effort to complete this work as quickly as possible […]

Degree Audit Academic Process Continues To Go Mainstream

Posted on: August 13th, 2015 by TERRIE THOMPSON

Degree Audit has become a mainstream tool that all Schools and Colleges use and is now an integral part of the undergraduate graduation process. We are happy to report that we had 100% compliance for May graduation with the exception of Pharmacy and Law, which recently came online. We expect all undergraduate degrees to be […]

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 […]