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One file, many editors (July 30, 2015)

Big improvements to several Cornell services mean it's never been easier to work as a team when reviewing and editing Microsoft Office documents and many other types of files.  You can now use... read more

SD-SIG: Birman to speak about mission critical applications 8/6 (July 28, 2015)

Software developers (or anyone with an interest in software development) will want to make sure to attend the next Software Development Special Interest Group (SD-SIG) meeting. Professor Ken Birman,... read more

Web Application Vulnerability Scanner Now Available (July 23, 2015)

The Cornell IT Security Office (ITSO) recently acquired Rapid7 AppSpider Enterprise for web application vulnerability scanning. The AppSpider Enterprise console allows users to perform an array of... read more

Remedy with "MyIT" (July 23, 2015)

Last week we provided you with an update about Remedy’s new user interface called “Smart IT;” this week we want to introduce you to Remedy’s new customer web portal application called “MyIT.” The... read more

PeopleSoft upgrade and outage July 23-27 (July 22, 2015)

The PeopleSoft upgrade has been completed successfully. Student Center and Faculty will be available at 12 noon today, as scheduled. The rest of PeopleSoft is now available. read more

Unlimited storage in Cornell Box 7/27 (July 21, 2015)

The Cornell Box team is pleased to announce that beginning Monday, July 27, 2015, all Cornell Box accounts will have unlimited storage. This improvement is built on changes in Box's distribution of... read more

Programming Languages on (July 20, 2015)

Learn a new programming language or gain some advanced skills through courses. Code ClinicChoose from over ten courses that focus on solving problems using different programming languages... read more

Remedy with Smart IT (July 16, 2015)

BMC, the vendor who creates Remedy, will be delivering a new user interface this fall called Smart IT. This new interface provides a modern service management experience with a more knowledgeable and... read more

Join the first annual IT@Cornell Selfie Scavenger Hunt! (July 16, 2015)

From the IT@Cornell Leadership Committee When: July 31, 2015 from 10am to 12pm (9:30am registration opens) Where: Cornell Campus! (The Hunt Begins at G10 Biotech) How well do you know the Cornell... read more

New professional development opportunities on the way through SkillSoft (July 16, 2015)

Recent employee surveys have indicated that many members of the Cornell community are eager for ways to enhance their professional knowledge. Cornell’s SkillSoft service has a depth and breadth of... read more

New in Cornell Box: Edit Office documents with Office Online (July 16, 2015)

If you have Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files stored in Cornell Box ( you can now edit them using the convenience of Office Online. When looking at a list of files, just... read more

View Workshops from IT@Cornell Conference (July 15, 2015)

If you were unable to attend a workshop at the IT@Cornell Community Conference we have a selection of workshops that are available to view online. MOOCs and MoreaA discussion on what we have learned... read more

View Speakers and Workshops from IT@Cornell Conference (July 15, 2015)

If you were unable to attend the IT@Cornell Community Conference in the morning please check out our two morning sessions:Cornell's Past: The Creation of the InternetThe Future of Technology in... read more

Need to get a message to Cornell staff? Remember Yammer. (July 13, 2015)

If you have a service or information you are trying to promote to Cornell employees, make sure to include the Cornell Network in Yammer as one of your channels.  Since last winter, more than 2,000... read more

FY16 Rates for IT Services (July 9, 2015)

FY16 rate changes and additions for the following IT services: •  EZ-Backup•  Shared File Services•  Video Services / AV Support•  VM’s / Physical Servers•  Voice and Data EZ-Backup EZ-Backup is an... read more

Technology-related sessions at Staff Development Day, July 22 (July 6, 2015)

It's time once again for Cornell's annual Staff Development Day, an opportunity to connect with groups and information that can help sustain your success as a staff member and increase your... read more

Upgrades to Remedy (July 1, 2015)

The IT Service Management team is currently in the process of upgrading Remedy from V8.1 to V9.0. This upgrade will offer users a new reporting console that allows for simple, self-service, drag and... read more

ITReads Group Finishes Its First Book (July 1, 2015)

By Deborah Howell The ITReads book club, sponsored by the IT@Cornell Leadership Community, is comprised of IT community members from across campus. This spring, the group read Lead Like It... read more

Successful completion of Blackboard migration (June 30, 2015)

After six months of planning the Cornell Blackboard application was successfully migrated to the Blackboard managed hosting service. The migration of Blackboard required the system to be down for a... read more

Learn More About Cornell's History (June 26, 2015)

Learn more about Cornell's history by visiting a collection of over 55 completed oral histories and personal recollections, including Ken King's story.  To view this collection please... read more

New Guest Login for Blackboard (June 26, 2015)

As a result of the Blackboard upgrade there is a new procedure for guest logins. If someone is requesting access to Blackboard who doesn’t have a NetID they can: 1) Navigate to... read more

Learn Game Design on (June 25, 2015)

If you are interested in video game creation and want to know where to begin, has courses to get you started and advance your skills.   Introduction to Flash Animation Guides you through... read more

SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT) (June 25, 2015)

In May 2015 the SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT) at SUNY Geneseo focused on how faculty, staff and administrators are responding to the challenges of rapidly changing technology... read more

Upgrade needed for Panopto Windows recorders (June 25, 2015)

As of July 24, 2015 the recording application for Windows Panopto users will need to be upgraded in order to work. When you start the recorder on or after July 24, you will be prompted to... read more

IT@Cornell Connecting the Past, Present and Future (June 19, 2015)

Learn more about our speakers, Ken King and Ira Fuchs,  for the IT@Cornell Community Conference as we continue to explore the past, present and future of technology. Register today, the event is June... read more

SharePoint SIG meeting 6/24 (June 17, 2015)

The next SharePoint Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting will be Wednesday, June 24, from 2 to 3:30, 226 Weill Hall. Anyone with an interest in SharePoint is invited to stop in or join online via... read more

Kronos Java update June 28 (June 16, 2015)

On June 28, Kronos will be updated to require the more current and secure Java version 7 update 79. For Kronos Basic (HTML) users, no action is needed. Kronos will continue to work just like it does... read more

Cmail meetings will no longer automatically add video call 7/1 (June 16, 2015)

Currently in Cmail (Cornell's email and calendar for students), when a meeting is scheduled, a video call link is automatically added. The person scheduling the meeting has the option to remove it... read more

CU Events App available for the IT@Cornell Community Conference (June 11, 2015)

To help you navigate and engage in the IT@Cornell Community Conference, CIT purchased a branded mobile app, CU Events, from  Results Direct. The app is available for both iOS and Android and can be... read more

Blackboard outage scheduled for June 15 - 23 (June 11, 2015)

Blackboard will be undergoing operational improvements and will be unavailable from June 15 to June 23, at 8:00am. Summer courses can still be accessed at the summer Blackboard site at... read more

Nominate our next ITLP and ITELP participants (June 11, 2015)

Leadership development is an important goal for IT@Cornell—so important that we have cited it as an objective in the IT Strategic Plan. For several years we have pursued this goal by selecting people... read more

Updates on the Gartner Client Internet Portal (June 10, 2015)

Cornell University is retiring the university-wide license for the Gartner Client Internet Portal, a collection of white papers, case studies, and recommendations concerning information technology.... read more

Prepare for 6/14 powering OFF old domain controllers AD1, AD3, AD4, AD6 (June 10, 2015)

All department IT staff, please check your systems prior to this Sunday, at 8am. See what to do BEFORE THE CHANGE, below. If for any reason you can NOT update a system configured to use these old DCs... read more

Outlook Web Access (OWA) gets a new look and better security (June 9, 2015)

This Thursday, June 11, everyone with an exchange account will receive an email to inform them that the login page is changing. The end-user email will include the verified comm... read more

Outlook Web App (OWA) login gets a new look and better security (June 9, 2015)

On Sunday, June 14, Cornell's Active Directory Federated Service (ADFS) will be upgraded to version 3.0 to improve security. At the same time, the login page will be refreshed... read more

CIT Summer Softball Signup! (June 4, 2015)

The upcoming Intramural Softball season runs from June 29 - July 24, 2015 and we’d like you to join! The past few years we have seen a great corps of folks playing, and we’ve had much success in this... read more

Eduroam Certificate to Update June 15 (June 4, 2015)

On June 15 between 5:00-7:00am, the Eduroam certificate for secure WiFi on the Cornell campus will be updated. The first time that users connect to Eduroam after the update they will see a one-time... read more

CUWebLogin's mobile interface just got friendlier (June 3, 2015)

This Sunday, June 7, a slight change to the CUWebLogin interface will add larger text fields and a bigger login button to make logging in on small devices, like mobile... read more

Invite people outside Cornell to Yammer conversations (May 28, 2015)

Until now, if you wanted to include people who don't have a Cornell email address in a group conversation in Yammer, it was necessary to create an external network. This works fine if you have an... read more

Box for iOS 3.7 (May 28, 2015)

Box has announced the release of Box for iOS 3.7 with updates to the Box experience on iPads and iPhones. The update includes improvements to menu structures, a new grid layout to organize your... read more

New Cornell-Visitor Wi-Fi Network (May 27, 2015)

Just in time for Reunion, the new Cornell-Visitor Wi-Fi network will be made available campus wide Saturday, May 30. The new service reflects Cornell's brand, and it’s much more intuitive,... read more

Microsoft Introducing a New Way to Manage Email Clutter (May 22, 2015)

In between useful email and junk email, there's a range of messages that aren't totally without value, but are a distraction from the most important things we need to focus on. These emails can be... read more

CU Blogs: *New* blogs, not used for course instruction, will cost $100 per year (May 22, 2015)

Starting July 1, a $100 annual fee will be charged for all *NEW* blogs that aren't slated for university course instruction (class blogs, student portfolios, etc.). Blogs that are associated with a... read more

CU Blogs changes effective this July (May 21, 2015)

A series of communications are scheduled to inform blog owners about changes, explain steps they need to take to minimize disruption, and encourage them to take action. TSPs, please watch for... read more

CU Blogs: CampusPress will retire 70+ themes (May 21, 2015)

CampusPress (previously edublogs) will turn off more than 70 themes that are no longer supported. Many of these themes do not display correctly, are non-compliant with accessibility standards, and... read more

SharePoint SIG meeting 5/27 (May 19, 2015)

The next meeting of the SharePoint Special Interest Group (SIG) will be May 27, 2-3:30, 226 Weill Hall.  Remember, you don’t have to be a SharePoint guru to attend. The SIG is open to anyone... read more

Tech Training: Building a Complete Solution for a SharePoint Site (May 15, 2015)

Want to learn how to build a complete solution for branding a SharePoint site? Register now for the new SharePoint Online – Branding and User Interface Design class scheduled for July 13. This course... read more

Great Turnout for Networking Breakfast with Hal Craft (May 14, 2015)

“Whether they’re conscious of it or not, leaders of an organization set the culture. People watch what you do and how you do it, and that establishes the culture and behaviors of the... read more

Visitor Wi-Fi's friendly interface and Cornell branding met with enthusiasm (May 14, 2015)

CIT is happy to report that the new user-friendly interface for the Cornell-Visitor Wi-Fi service has gone live at Rhodes Hall. If you haven't seen it yet, stop by and give it a try. The new design... read more

Lively ITReads Book Group Discussion with Author Roxi Bahar Hewertson (May 14, 2015)

“When leading other people, you should be focused on their success and not your own…because their success is how you will be successful.” On May 12, Roxi Bahar Hewertson discussed leadership in a... read more

Learn Mobile App Development on (May 14, 2015)

Have a great idea for an app but don’t know where to start? Check out these free courses in mobile app development and distribution.   Create an iPad Web AppDiscover how to create an... read more

Enhancements made to Remedy’s Business Service List (May 7, 2015)

Changes were made to Remedy in order to support the rollout of additional IT Service Management functionality, most recently the use of Change Management. Previously Remedy showed a generic list of... read more

IT@Cornell Representation at the ET4Online International Symposium (May 6, 2015)

In April, Patrice Prusko, an instructional designer in academic technologies, attended the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online) in Dallas, TX. According to... read more

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