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Windows 10 update for university-owned computers

by Eric Dover

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”

Microsoft Office 2013 in university computing labs and K-State InfoCommons

The newest Microsoft Office suite, version 2013, was installed over the summer on all Windows computers in the university computing labs and K-State InfoCommons (Hale Library). The software suite is also on three Windows computers near the IT Help Desk at 214 Hale Library. These resources are available to all K-Staters. Continue reading “Microsoft Office 2013 in university computing labs and K-State InfoCommons”

Zoom training sessions available in Hale Library on Sept. 11, Sept. 19

Information Technology Services is offering training sessions in Hale Library on Zoom, a high-definition video and audio conferencing tool that is available to all K-State students, faculty, and staff.

Seating is limited and sign-up is required for these sessions:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 11, 3-4 p.m., 301 Hale Library
  • Thursday, Sept. 19, 10-11 a.m., 301 Hale Library
  • Thursday, Sept. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 301 Hale Library

Continue reading “Zoom training sessions available in Hale Library on Sept. 11, Sept. 19”

Zoom training sessions available on campus

Information Technology Services is offering training sessions on Zoom, a high-definition video and audio conferencing tool that is available to all K-State students, faculty, and staff. Training sessions will be held for individual colleges, departments, and groups who have requested them, as well as large group sessions available for anyone to attend.  Continue reading “Zoom training sessions available on campus”

Computer-bundle sales start June 3 at Union Computer Store

K-State students and faculty/staff who are thinking of buying a computer should check out the Union Computer Store’s bundled computer sales that start Monday, June 3, and continue through the summer. “Bundled” means when a Windows or Mac computer is purchased through the store, additional price-savings are available on select accessories such as USB flash drives and printers.  Continue reading “Computer-bundle sales start June 3 at Union Computer Store”

Zoom video conferencing tool now available to all students, faculty, and staff

Zoom, for HD video and audio conferencing and screen sharing, is now available to all K-State students, faculty and staff. Zoom can be used from any PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android device, or phone line and will soon include H.323 and SIP participants to leverage existing legacy devices including Polycom, Tandberg, LifeSize, and others. Continue reading “Zoom video conferencing tool now available to all students, faculty, and staff”

“Quick Guide to Windows 8” gives overview, tips, and shortcuts

A Quick Guide to Windows 8 (PDF) is now available online for those who have new Windows 8 computers, want to get a fast start, or are simply interested in the new OS from Microsoft. The one-page guide covers the Start Screen tiles, the Charms bar, keyboard shortcuts, and resources.

For more details about Windows 8, see the article “Getting Familiar With Windows 8” in IT News.

Video conferencing tool Zoom available for testing

Video Conferencing Services is currently testing Zoom (zoom.us), a simple-to-use video conferencing tool that provides HD quality audio and video for up to 25 simultaneous PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, and/or Android device connections. Zoom features include screen sharing from PC, Mac, iPad, and iPhone users; recording and playback of meetings; host control of participants; and instant messaging in meetings.

Zoom will be at the ITL conference March 4-5 in the K-State Student Union. A workshop is scheduled Monday afternoon, and a demonstration booth will be at the showcase Tuesday.  Continue reading “Video conferencing tool Zoom available for testing”

Windows 8 preview sessions in February and March

The Information Technology Assistance Center will be offering several Windows 8 preview sessions for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in the new operating system released by Microsoft. Come learn about the new user interface, tips, tricks, and have your questions answered. These sessions will be held:

  1. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Hale Library Room 301
  2. Tuesday, Feb. 26, noon-1 p.m. in Hale Library Room 301
  3. Thursday, March 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Hale Library Room 301
  4. Friday, March 15, noon-1 p.m. in Hale Library Room 301

(Editor’s note: The March 7 session has been moved to 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Hale Library Room 301.)