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Box support ends for older Edit versions and Mavericks on 6/1 and IE 9-10 on 9/26 (May 24, 2016)

Box has announced that older versions of Box Edit (3.1.5 for Mac and 3.1.16 for Windows) will stop working on June 1, 2016. To install the latest version of Box Edit,... read more

Outlook for Windows troubleshooting: Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365 (May 23, 2016)

Support providers who assist people with troubleshooting email problems may want to investigate the Support and Recovery Assistant for Office 365, recently launched by  Microsoft.  Primarily focusing... read more

CIT staff service awards (May 20, 2016)

On May 19, CIT proudly celebrated several members of its staff who have been Cornell employees between 10 and 47 years. All those recognized at the CIT Town Meeting were given a book and certificate.... read more

On email, file types frequently used for malware to be blocked (May 19, 2016)

Starting Monday, May 23, 2016, in order to better protect Cornell's community against malicious email attachments that often pose as something legitimate, the IT Security Office has requested that a... read more

Better formatting in Outlook 2016 for Mac (May 18, 2016)

Microsoft has announced that Outlook 2016 for Mac will be getting better formatting features, including resizing and rotation handles for images inserted into the message as well as rich formatting... read more

Training: Microsoft Excel and Word 2016 classes (May 18, 2016)

CIT is offering training in Microsoft Excel 2016 and Word 2016 in July and August. These are the first classes offered for the Office 2016 version. Instructors will be able to point out minor changes... read more

New ‘Makerspace’ on campus (May 17, 2016)

Continuing the tradition of providing access and training for all on new technologies and tools, Cornell University Library and Academic Technologies are exploring “makerspaces.” Makerspaces, are... read more

New representatives, structure, for Cornell Employee Assembly (May 17, 2016)

CIT has a new representative on the Employee Assembly. Liz Field, from IT Communications, will be representing several administrative units in the newly restructured Employee Assembly. The EA... read more

Why Use Two-Step Login? (May 17, 2016)

Two-Step Login provides enhanced security for your NetID and password through two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication requires you to confirm your login by responding to a prompt on your... read more

Customer Relationship Management SIG June 1 (May 13, 2016)

CIT is launching a new SIG focused on customer relationship management (CRM) tools. The CRM-SIG is for business leaders, business analysts, and IT staff who are deploying or considering adopting new... read more

Customer Relationship Management SIG June 1, 2016 (May 13, 2016)

CIT is launching a new SIG focused on customer relationship management (CRM) tools. The CRM-SIG is for business leaders, business analysts, and IT staff who are deploying or considering adopting new... read more

Cornell Box to accept only Cornell login by end of May (May 11, 2016)

Box has announced that near the end of May, changes will be made to the system used to sign in to Cornell Box. These changes will only affect people who sign into a Cornell Box account using a name... read more

What Does it Mean to be Human in the Digital Age? (May 11, 2016)

Patrice Prusko, Instructional Designer, Academic Technologies has been exploring design thinking this past semester. In three design thinking workshops she tackled the topic “what does it mean to be... read more

Training: SharePoint Online Level 1 & 2 (May 11, 2016)

This course is designed for individuals who will need to understand the fundamentals of SharePoint Online's team information-sharing features, including document storage and collaboration,... read more

Salesforce World Tour in NYC May 25 (May 10, 2016)

For those in the midst of or considering a Salesforce implementation, the Salesforce World Tour in New York on May 25, 2016, is an easy way to immerse yourself in the possibilities of CRM.... read more compose changes, link preview tip, and pin limit (May 9, 2016)

There have been recent changes to Outlook on the web ( First, some members of the Cornell community have expressed that they would like to be able to turn off the previews that... read more link preview tip and change to compose menu (May 9, 2016)

There have been recent changes to Outlook on the web ( First, some members of the Cornell community have expressed that they would like to be able to turn off the previews that... read more

CIT offering two upcoming Yammer Workshops (May 5, 2016)

Yammer is a social network that is integrated with Cornell’s Office 365 and SharePoint Online services. Yammer can help you to work in groups more easily and efficiently, share knowledge, organize... read more

David Lifka Named Vice President, Chief Information Officer (May 4, 2016)

David Lifka, director of the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing, has been named the university’s vice president for information technology and chief information officer, effective June 1. Lifka... read more

Register for the MOR IT Leaders Virtual Conference (April 27, 2016)

Join the IT community for this half-day event to network with your peers and talk about courage, conviction, confidence, and competence. The conference theme, “Reimagining IT as University Needs and... read more

Training: Essential Skills for Business Analysis (April 26, 2016)

The Essential Skills for Business Analysis is a foundational course provides the essential business analysis skills needed to identify the right solutions and drive significant value on projects.... read more

Training: PowerPoint Presentations with Excel Data (April 21, 2016)

In this course you will learn how to create dynamic PowerPoint presentations using Excel data.  May 11, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm 120 Maple Ave. Cost: $59 For more information and to register... read more

IT@Cornell community participates in "hackathon" (April 21, 2016)

On April 5, 2016, fifteen members from the IT@Cornell community participated in a day-long "hackathon" to build automated solutions for various Amazon Web Service (AWS) tasks. By focusing on AWS, the... read more

SmartJack Access Point available (April 20, 2016)

CIT is now offering a SmartJack access point (AP), which provides a cost-effective solution for small offices to enhance Wi-Fi service in areas where Wi-Fi coverage is weak. This new service allows... read more

Software Development SIG scheduled for May 3, 2016 (April 19, 2016)

Join the next Software Development Special Interest Group (SIG) on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm in 102 Mann Library. Agenda includes: Announcements read more

Cornell Blog Service offers new tiers to meet differing needs (April 15, 2016)

Effective July 1, 2016, the Cornell Blog Service will offer new tiers of service designed to more flexibly meet the needs of different user groups. These tiers are the outcome of extensive... read more

Training: Skype for Business/Lync & WebEx Basics (April 14, 2016)

This session gives participants an overview of the Skype for Business (Lync) and WebEx communication tools. At the end of the session, participants will be able to evaluate when to use Skype for... read more

Training: Microsoft OneNote 2013 (April 14, 2016)

In this course you will learn how to use the key components of the Microsoft Office OneNote 2013 application on a desktop, laptop, or Microsoft Windows 8 tablet device, when working in or away from... read more

Qualtrics preview available, permanent change July 6 (April 13, 2016)

As previously announced, the preview of the new interface for Qualtrics (Central Survey Tool) is now available and may be experienced by logging in at, then activating the... read more

New "Out of Office" features in calendar (April 13, 2016)

Microsoft has announced that sometime in the next few weeks, it will be adding new features to "Out of Office" autoreplies in Outlook on the web (  When the changes reach... read more

Apply Two-Step Login to All Campus Services (April 7, 2016)

Starting Sunday, April 10, 2016 you can now opt in to using two-factor authentication to enhance security for your NetID and password not just where it is required but with all campus services that... read more

New Rates for Managed Desktop Start FY17 (April 7, 2016)

Cornell’s Managed Desktop service will have new rates and a simplified structure starting with Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016). Currently, the service provides over 9,400 Mac and Windows desktops and... read more

Earn the 'Badge Creator' Badge (April 5, 2016)

The badges in the Innovation Track are setup to reward innovative thinking and action in the workplace. One of these badges is the “Badge Creator” badge. Badge Creator: To earn a "Badge Creator"... read more

IT Networking Breakfast (March 31, 2016)

Join the IT Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, May 3, from 9:00am - 10:30am in G10 Biotech. Network with your IT peers from around campus and enjoy breakfast! At this event, Jennifer Fonseca from... read more

Qualtrics preview delayed to improve performance (March 31, 2016)

The preview for the upcoming version of Qualtrics, the service used for the Cornell Central Survey Tool, has been delayed. The vendor is currently working toward a goal of making the preview... read more

Preview of interface changes coming to Qualtrics (March 17, 2016)

Qualtrics, the application used for the Cornell Survey Service, will begin a three-month preview period the week of March 21 (next week) for significant interface changes coming to the service. Once... read more

SharePoint SIG Meeting March 22 (March 16, 2016)

The next meeting of the Cornell SharePoint Special Interest Group (SIG) will be Tuesday, March 22, from 2-3:30pm in 226 Weill Hall.  The SharePoint SIG is open to anyone interested in learning about... read more

Cornell Software Development SIG Meeting (March 15, 2016)

Join the Software Development Special Interest Group Meeting on March 21, 2016 in 102 Mann Library from 10:30am – 11:30am. Full meeting notes and agenda can be found at the Software Development... read more

Cornell women involved in girls’ STEM conference (March 9, 2016)

On April 9, the Cortland and Ithaca branches of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold their annual TechSavvy Conference for girls in sixth through ninth grades, and their... read more

Turning on Network Security Profiles on March 9, 2016 (March 3, 2016)

On Wednesday March 9, 2016 CIT's Network Engineering will be adding an additional layer of security to the Wi-Fi networks, the residence hall networks, computer labs, and staff access nets. The new... read more

Box support ending for older Mac OS X and Internet Explorer versions (March 1, 2016)

Box Sync and Edit support will be ending for Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) August 1, 2016, and Box browser support for Internet Explorer 9 and 10 will end September 1, 2016. Cornell Box provides... read more

Cornell WebEx Will No Longer Show Public Meeting List as of 3/13 (March 1, 2016)

Effective March 13, 2016 at noon, the security settings on the Cornell WebEx site will be changed so that there is no longer a public list of scheduled meetings. IT@Cornell has taken steps to improve... read more

Cornell Online Learning Community Event (February 25, 2016)

Join the Cornell Online Learning Community (COLC) meeting on March 1st at 3:00pm in G10 Biotech. Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff and Associate Vice Provost for Online Learning Paul Krause will be the... read more

"Locky" Ransomware Makes People Pay to Get Their Data Back (February 25, 2016)

A new wave of ransomware (malicious software that encrypts files for ransom) is being reported in the news and by some users within the Cornell community. These particular instances of ransomware... read more

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