As a benefit of Syracuse University’s campus agreement with Microsoft, current SU students can get Office 365 ProPlus, FREE! This article tells where to find out how.
We hope you are having a great summer and look forward to your return to campus. Information Technology and Services (ITS) has been working to prepare for the fall semester, and here are some things you should keep in mind as you get ready to come to Syracuse University.
Congratulations to Sam Scozzafava on his appointment as Interim Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology. Sam, previously associate CIO for administrative systems, now oversees Information and Technology Services (ITS) and reports to Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina.
Security threats to higher education are on the increase. In the last year alone, more than 3 million data records have been reported exposed at colleges and universities nationwide, and millions more have been exposed at other organizations and businesses. Syracuse University has seen attacks increase, and their nature is increasingly malicious. Information Technology and Services (ITS) is taking steps to increase protection of SU’s information.
The future of lecture capture has arrived at SU. ITS’s Learning Environments (LE) group has been working for almost a year to install, test, and deploy Mediasite, a comprehensive lecture capture, enterprise webcasting, and video content management system by Sonic Foundry.
Information technology administrators that use SU’s Digital Signage Network (DSN) met to discuss an upgrade to the production environment and the possible integration of Internet Protocol TV.
Aware of SU’s need for a fully functional remote desktop service to support user mobility, ITS’s Administrative Computing Services (ACS) team is starting to roll out a new virtual Windows 7 computing environment called virtual desktop infrastructure, or VDI.
Registrations are being accepted for more sessions of the award-winning workshop “Accessibility Fundamentals for Microsoft Office 2013 and Adobe Acrobat XI (Windows).”
This workshop will help build faculty and staff awareness of, sensitivity to, and proficiency in ensuring the accessibility of course materials, presentations, events, documents, websites, and online resources.
Moving full steam ahead and making great progress.
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