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.
Today is the last time email from “K-State IT editor” will arrive in 6,000+ inboxes with the latest IT news headlines for subscribers on and off campus (including about 5,600 K-State employee addresses). K-Staters are reminded that the weekly email from the INFOTECHTUESDAY mailing list is being eliminated and, instead, a link to the IT newsletter will be posted in K-State Today, the university’s online publication for employees.
Students and non-K-Staters may ask to receive K-State Today’s daily email by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, according to Erinn Barcomb-Peterson in Kansas State University Communications and Marketing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A “man vs. machine” watch party 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the K-State Student Union Courtyard (adjacent to Salsarita’s) will spotlight a live broadcast of Watson, the IBM supercomputer, as it competes on the Jeopardy! game show. IBM and Proactive Solutions (an IBM business partner) will provide pizza, drinks, and prizes at the K-State watch party.
To register for the event, send an e-mail RSVP to email@example.com and type “WATSON RSVP” in the subject line.