Last week there were more than 200 views of the Dropbox article in IT News, and five or more separate questions to the editors about suggesting Dropbox. While there are many free tools for storing and sharing of information, we chose to share information about Dropbox because of its ease of use and the ability to share files and information with individuals beyond K-State.
We also amended last week’s article to include the statement, “Internal, confidential, and proprietary data should not be shared with third-party services”.
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Information Technology Services transitioned to K-State Zimbra Calendar on June 28, 2010. As part of the transition, Oracle Calendar will be decommissioned on July 1 this year. K-Staters with data still in Oracle Calendar have options to archive their data; instructions are available on the Moving Oracle Calendar data to Zimbra Calendar webpage.
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It’s that time of year — graduation, retirement, moving on. For students who will be graduating, faculty/staff who will retire, and students transferring to other universities, information about access to resources and what to do prior to terminating affiliation with K-State is provided on the Preparing to leave K-State webpage.
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As the spring 2011 semester winds down, deadlines are looming for papers, projects, etc. While we always hope that technology is available, there are many examples of lost papers in the final seconds — just before turning it in. This happens for many reasons (but never at an opportune time) including a failed computer, failed hard drive, power surge, network outage, and a host of other reasons.
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Faculty and students are invited to attend this week’s IDT Roundtable on effective and innovative use of technology in K-State courses, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the K-State Student Union, Room 212.
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K-State Libraries will host a presentation about Rosetta, a digital preservation and content management system, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Hale 301. Anyone at K-State involved in digital content creation or management is encouraged to attend.
Information Technology Services began offering eligible faculty/staff use of the following software at home for work-related purposes effective Monday, Feb. 28:
- Windows 7 Professional Upgrade (32-bit/64-bit)
- Office Professional Plus 2010
- Office Mac Standard 2011
The software is not available for personal use. K-Staters can purchase the software for personal use under the Microsoft Select Agreement at the K-State Student Union Computer Store.
Note to departments: Free software downloads of Microsoft’s operating systems and the Microsoft Office Suite are available for all university-owned computers. See the Jan. 18 Microsoft Campus Agreement article.
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Mark your calendars for the annual Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas conference. The conference will take place Wednesday-Thursday, May 25-26, at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Look for the call for proposals in coming weeks.
Information Technology Services will be performing maintenance service to components in the data center 5 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. Downtime should be approximately 15 minutes. Updates will be posted on the IT status page. ITS apologizes for any inconvenience.