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Go! and Do More!

Posted on: May 21st, 2018 by Robby Seitz

Back in 2012, when student email accounts were being migrated to Gmail, we developed a small site at to explain what was happening and to provide instructions. It also linked to the other services that were included in our contract with Google. Before long, we realized this was such an easy URL for people […]

UM Website Redesign Coming Soon

Posted on: March 15th, 2013 by Robby Seitz
same website on different devices

You may have heard rumors that we are in the process of redesigning the UM website. Here’s the scoop!

Short Links for UM Google Sites

Posted on: November 1st, 2012 by

Sites are Google’s cloud solution for web site development. Provided as a part of Google Apps for Education at the University of Mississippi (UM), faculty, staff and students are beginning to use Sites for course collaboration sites and organization web pages. One reported downside has been the length of the Sites links. I have good news. You […]

New Event Calendar

Posted on: February 25th, 2012 by Robby Seitz

A new Event Calendar lets people both enter their events and announcement them through UM Today, all in one step.

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 […]

UM Mobile Site Reworked

Posted on: October 19th, 2011 by Robby Seitz

The UM Mobile site recently got a completely reworked layout.  Looking more like an app than a mobile website, the new layout features icons at the main and some secondary levels to make navigation easier. Behind the scenes, the visitor’s screen resolution is used to guess which version of the site (mobile or full) that […]

Never Miss the Bus

Posted on: April 14th, 2011 by sshakya1

Oxford University Transit buses are now GPS enabled for real-time tracking, and riders can get bus schedule information  using their computers or smart phones.  Riders can now stay on schedule, plan their travel, and never miss a bus again. The O.U.T. buses’ real-time transit information is made available by NEXTbus, a transit management solution provider […]

New UM Web Directory

Posted on: October 5th, 2010 by Robby Seitz

The Web Directory is a powerful new tool on the UM Web site for locating information about campus offices, organizations, committees, and even buildings. Replacing the old “Web Registry,” the new Web Directory provides much more than just a list of departmental Web sites.  And now you can even search using a department’s alias. A […]