On July 29, Microsoft will be releasing its new operating system, Windows 10. For university-owned computers, it is recommended not to upgrade to the new operating system for at least six months or until K-State can thoroughly test university systems compatibility with the new operating system. Continue reading “Windows 10 update for university-owned computers”
K-State’s Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) is undergoing an upgrade. DARS is a reporting tool that provides individualized analysis of a student’s academic progress toward a specific degree. Continue reading “DARS to undergo upgrade and provide new features Dec. 9”
The Email Upgrade Committee submitted its report to Ken Stafford, CIO, in late December. The report (PDF format) is available online for review by K-Staters. The committee decided to collect more in-depth information about calendar functionality from users. This information was used to determine if necessary and critical features were available in Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office 365. Committee members are in the process of comparing the functionality to both solutions and will meet with university administration soon to discuss their findings.
The email upgrade committee will be hosting a demonstration of the calendar functions in Google Apps for Education and Microsoft 365 from 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Big 12 Room at the K-State Student Union. Continue reading “Email upgrade committee hosting calendar function demonstration”
K-State email is being upgraded and will be unavailable from midnight-3 a.m. Sunday, July 29. No email will be lost. Any email received during this time will be queued and delivered when the upgrade is completed. Check the ITS Status page for updates.
(Editor’s note: Reprinted from the July 27, 2012, article in K-State Today.)
The Umberger 105 (Williams Auditorium) classroom is undergoing a major renovation. Periodic updates will be provided throughout the summer. An October move-in date is anticipated for the new space.
Last weekend the construction crew began demolition. The technology was pulled, and chairs are being removed (see photos below).
K-State’s HRIS human-resource system will be upgraded and unavailable starting 6 p.m. Friday, March 11, through 8 a.m. Monday, March 14. This upgrade will provide improved navigational capabilities resembling those in iSIS (Student Information System).
An announcement will be made when the upgrade is complete and HRIS is available. For a view of the new HRIS features, see the HRIS flier (PDF format).
The iSIS upgrade is complete. iSIS was brought back online at 8:15 a.m. today (Tuesday, Nov. 23). Users can now log into the system and experience the new iSIS homepage and other enhancements. For an introduction to the new features, visit the iSIS Upgrade Enhancements page.
For questions about iSIS, contact the IT Help Desk, 785-532-7722, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Microsoft will officially end extended support for all versions of Windows 2000 and for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) on July 13, meaning that they will no longer release security patches for those operating systems. Note that:
- XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3) will continue to be supported beyond that date, so XP SP2 users can simply upgrade to XP SP3.
- Windows 2000 users, however, will need to upgrade to a different operating system before July 13 or disconnect their computer from the campus network. This includes both server and workstation versions of Windows 2000.
Since there is no way to ensure the security of a system that is not receiving security updates, they would represent a threat to the entire campus network if allowed to connect. Therefore, starting July 13, any Windows operating system older than Windows XP SP2 will not be allowed on the K-State network. Continue reading “Windows 2000, XP Service Pack 2 support ends July 13”
K-State Online was successfully upgraded to version 9.0 Saturday, July 18. Course owners and instructors will not need to complete any additional steps to begin using K-State Online 9.0. Courses will appear as before, but will include the version 9.0 improvements. This release includes many features requested by faculty, staff, and students, such as:
- Improved efficiency and load time of Course Content and Message Board
- A complete redesign of Course Content
- A simplified method for granting assignment extensions
and much more. For the complete list of new features, improvements, and updates, see What’s New in K-State Online 9.0. A PDF version is available for easy printing and distribution to other interested faculty. Continue reading “K-State Online 9.0 now available; training opportunities”