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Installing Mac OS X Mavericks

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by Errol Sayre

Installing a major OS upgrade can bring a slew of problems, from incompatible software to lost configuration —even missing functionality. Thankfully, Mavericks (Apple’s latest version of OS X) doesn’t seem to bear any of those issues. Still, if you’re cautious and want to know a little more before hitting that “Upgrade” button in the App […]

Installation Notes for Windows 8.1

Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by

I recently installed Windows 8.1, the first major upgrade for Windows 8. Below is my Windows 8.1 installation experience. Download and Initial Installation I chose to upgrade a Dell XPS laptop.   Because I use UM Box with Box Sync, I already had my important files backed up.  Next, I connected my laptop to a power […]

Information Technology Leads Network Infrastructure Upgrade

Posted on: August 15th, 2013 by ccrobin

The Office of Information Technology (IT), led by the Network Management group, has been working throughout the summer on an extensive, campus-wide network upgrade.  The planning for this upgrade began several years ago with a funding strategy, a detailed network design, a procurement, various state-level approvals, etc. The last time a network upgrade of this […]

New Blackboard Interface

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 by Penny Rice

On Wednesday, August 14, the Office of Information Technology (IT) will release a redesigned user interface for Blackboard Learn (Blackboard).    At first glance, Blackboard will look very different, but rest assured that all Blackboard tools and menus are exactly where they were before.  The interface has just been redesigned to provide a clean and […]

Firefox 4 – Not Recommended

Posted on: April 5th, 2011 by Penny Rice

You may have recently read about or been prompted to upgrade your Web browser to Firefox version 4.  This new version of Firefox, released on March 22, 2011, has been causing its own share of headaches on the UM campus in recent days. Firefox 4, on both the Windows and Mac platforms, is not compatible […]

Major Upgrade Easter Weekend: SAP Production & myOleMiss Unavailable, April 21-25, 2011

Posted on: February 18th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

The SAP production system and the myOleMiss portal will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 due to a major upgrade. The system is scheduled to be unavailable until Monday, April 25 at 8 a.m. During this downtime, Office of Information Technology (IT) staff members will install the latest enhancement package from […]