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Box notification to change external passwords (April 17, 2014)

On April 15, emailed a portion of the Cornell community to notify them that Box had been patched for the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability and to encourage them to update their Box password:... read more

Bomgar Representative Console Available for iOS and Android (April 17, 2014)

Technical support providers away from their computers can now use the Bomgar remote assistance tool on the go, thanks to representative consoles for iOS and Android. They can control remote desktops... read more

Panelists Announced for June IT Community Conference (April 17, 2014)

This year’s IT Community Conference will introduce a new feature, a panel discussion focused on the conference theme of innovation, collaboration and administrative practices. Moderated by CIO Ted... read more

Microsoft Lync web conferencing forum April 25 (April 17, 2014)

Friday, April 25, 9:30-10:30am G10 Biotech​ Microsoft Lync, which will add web conferencing, chat, and other real-time collaboration to Cornell’s Office 365, is currently being piloted and... read more

Cornell Computer Reuse Association donates and repairs computers in Grand Bahama (April 15, 2014)

On a weeklong service trip to Grand Bahama, Cornell Computer Reuse Association (CCRA) volunteers repaired dozens of computers at local schools and established a computer resource lab to benefit... read more

New features in Cornell survey tool, Qualtrics (April 14, 2014)

Several new features have been added to Cornell’s Central Survey Tool, Qualtrics. View Questions in Survey Flow: It’s now easier to know which blocks you are arranging in the survey flow.... read more

SAS Licensing Renewal Notice 2014 (April 10, 2014)

It is time to renew Cornell University’s volume license for SAS. CU Software needs to know your license requirements for the 2014-15 license period. We are asking that you place a pre-order... read more

myCornell retiring at end of June 2014 (April 10, 2014)

At the end of June, 2014, will be retired, due to an imbalance between low usage and overall support costs. We are continuing to work with myCornell representatives (owners of each... read more

Cornell’s Mobile Strategy Presentation April 17 (April 9, 2014)

Cornell’s Mobile Strategy Presentation Thursday, April 17, 3:00 pm 255 Olin Library A campus IT committee was charged with developing a framework  for a campus mobile strategy. At this campus forum,... read more

Program planning underway for IT Community Conference (April 3, 2014)

Building around a theme of innovation, change, and collaboration in administrative practices, the program committee for the June 2014 IT Community Conference is beginning to establish broad topics... read more

Office for iPad at Cornell (March 28, 2014)

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the availability of Office for iPad from Apple’s App Store. The applications as downloaded allow individuals only to read, view and present documents,... read more

Update: SharePoint Online, Lync, Student Advantage, and Office 365 (March 28, 2014)

Alongside regular effort to keep faculty and staff’s Office 365 email and calendar operating at their best, progress is being made on bringing the other components of the suite, SharePoint... read more

Attend SUNY Conference on Instruction & Technology at Cornell May 27-30, 2014 (March 28, 2014)

Cornell University will host the State University of New York’s annual Conference on Instruction & Technology (CIT) May 27-30, 2014. This year’s conference, Objects in the Mirror are Closer than... read more

This month in Cornell IT Security (March 27, 2014)

  Things are constantly changing to improve cyber security at Cornell. Spend 5 minutes a week learning or sharing at least one thing about cyber security. Get a sense of what to watch out for... read more

2014 IT Community Conference Scheduled for June 18th (March 27, 2014)

This year’s IT Community Conference will be held Wednesday, June 18th, with a morning keynote by Steve Relyea, Vice Chancellor-External & Business Affairs, University of California, San Diego; a... read more

Managed Desktop/Active Directory SIG April 2 (March 26, 2014)

Managed Desktop/Active Directory Special Interest Group Wednesday, April 2, 9-10am G01 Biotech Agenda: MD/AD SIG Meeting Details Updates from last meeting: Quest ActiveRoles and GPO Template Central... read more

WebEx privacy and security settings changing on March 23 (March 21, 2014)

Default privacy and security settings for Cornell WebEx are changing. Passwords will now be required for all meetings, events, and training sessions. All audio conferencing will be on hold until a... read more

Reminder: Educational Technology Day 3/27 (March 21, 2014)

Educational Technology Day 2014 will be on March 27 from 9am to 4pm in the Ithaca College Campus Center. The event will feature more than 55 national and regional vendors, including Apple, AT&T,... read more

IT Skills Assessment Inventory invitations circulating (March 21, 2014)

On March 20, the first wave of invitations to the IT Skills Assessment inventory form were sent to IT@Cornell staff. In an email that preceded the invitations, CIO Ted Dodds called the skills... read more

Box sharing settings changing on March 24 (March 20, 2014)

An update about this change will be sent to all users of Cornell’s Enterprise Box service ( on Monday, March 24. *BOX SHARING SETTINGS ARE CHANGING to help protect people... read more

Emerging Leaders Class Defines Leadership (March 19, 2014)

Twenty-five developing leaders from all walks of IT life at Cornell are participating in a year-long Emerging Leaders Program. Read about the themes and objectives of the program on the IT Career... read more

April Software Development SIG 4/2 (March 17, 2014)

The next meeting of the Software Development SIG (SD-SIG) has been scheduled. The SD-SIG is meant for anyone actively developing software or just interested in software development. When: Wednesday,... read more

Check out what’s new and improved on Box! (March 14, 2014)

Want more storage space? Everyone’s Box account has been upgraded to 50GB (it was previously 10GB). Plus, Box now handles time stamps better, you can upload bigger files, and the login page is... read more

DNS/DHCP upgrading to SafeDNS March 31-April 10 (March 14, 2014)

From March 31 through April 10, the main campus DNS query servers and DHCP servers will be upgraded to use SafeDNS. This upgrade expands SafeDNS from the wi-fi networks and residence hall networks... read more

Week of March 24, New IT Security video featured in CornellCast – Plan ahead (March 14, 2014)

  During the week of March 24, 2014 the following video will be featured in the CornellCast Update email, sent to more than 17,000 Cornellians. Data Hygiene, Options for Sharing and... read more

Video: Upgrade Windows XP (March 14, 2014)

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer offer security patches for Windows XP. This means that for the first time since it was introduced more than a dozen years ago, by default any computer... read more

US-CERT Issues Alert for Windows XP End of Support (March 12, 2014)

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued an alert over the impending end of support for Windows XP and Office 2003 by Microsoft. US-CERT notes that after Windows... read more

Upgrade from Windows XP

Upgrade from Windows XP (March 10, 2014)

Why you don't want to be using Windows XP now that security patches have stopped, and what you can do. read more in

Windows XP End-of-Life Update: Microsoft Turns on Notifications and Provides Migration Tools (March 7, 2014)

One month remaining until Windows XP no longer receives security updates. Notifications Microsoft has announced that starting March 8, Windows XP customers using the Home or Professional editions who... read more

New Service: online training is now available! (March 6, 2014)

Academic Technologies is now providing unlimited access to online training for all faculty, students, and staff. offers 2,500 detailed courses with over 80,000 high-quality... read more online training now available! online training now available! (March 5, 2014)

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Project in Progress: A Look inside the PeopleSoft Discovery Project (March 4, 2014)

This is the second in a series of “Project in Progress” profiles. We regularly take a look inside current IT projects (capital, non-capital and unit-based) to give the IT community a sense of the... read more

March Security SIG–3/5/2014 (March 3, 2014)

Wednesday, 3/5/2014 10:30-noon Weill Hall Room 224 Agenda: AD Security Practices in a Contemporary Threat Landscape SpyStudio EMET 5.0 read more

KFS Upgrade Coming Fall 2014 (February 28, 2014)

Details about this change are being shared with KFS-Cynergy stakeholders, including the Financial Service Centers, Business Service Centers, the ITSG, and  all technical support staff (via the weekly... read more

IT Security: Upgrade from Windows XP, Microsoft Support Ending Soon (February 28, 2014)

The IT Security Office would like to advise IT@Cornell staff that it is preparing communications encouraging all members of the Cornell community who are still using Windows XP on their laptop or... read more

Reminder: Upcoming MOOCs on Networks, Capitalism (February 28, 2014)

Two upcoming Cornell MOOCs will investigate the subjects of Networks, Crowds, and Markets; and the history of American Capitalism. Registration for both is free and open to the public. Networks,... read more

KFS Upgrade Coming Fall 2014

KFS Upgrade Coming Fall 2014 (February 27, 2014)

We are preparing to upgrade Cornell’s Kuali Financial System (KFS), including Cynergy action lists. read more in IT@Cornell News

Reminder: CommonSpot FY15 Rates, Campus CommonSpot Ending June 2015 (February 27, 2014)

This reminder is part of CIT Custom Development Group’s plan to regularly update the Cornell community on the status of campus CommonSpot hosting. FY15 rates As has previously been announced,... read more

Reminder: Upcoming Cornell MOOC on Privacy and Surveillance (February 21, 2014)

Starting March 2, Stephen Wicker, Cornell professor of electrical and computer engineering, will lead a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Wiretaps to Big Data: Privacy and Surveillance in the Age... read more

i>clicker GO: Respond to Classroom Polls with Smartphones and Tablets (February 21, 2014)

Instructors now have the option to allow students to use laptops, tablets, and smartphones to respond to i>clicker questions. The use of this new product, called i>clicker GO, is completely... read more

SPSS Licensing Renewal Notice 2014 (February 20, 2014)

It is time to renew Cornell University’s volume license for IBM SPSS. CU Software needs to know your license requirements for the 2014-15 license period. We are asking that you place a... read more

Software Development SIG Call for March Presenters (February 18, 2014)

The Software Development Special Interest Group (SD-SIG) is seeking volunteers to present at our next SD-SIG meeting in March — date/time flexible. A possible topic may be application stack... read more

Interested in a Software Carpentry Bootcamp? (February 14, 2014)

The Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit (CSCU) is considering bringing a Software Carpentry Bootcamp to campus this summer. Before bringing such a workshop to Cornell, CSCU would like to gauge the... read more

College of Human Ecology: Active Learning and Collaboration Technology Assessment (February 14, 2014)

The College of Human Ecology is assessing technologies for active learning classrooms and collaboration. You are invited to test drive these devices before being returned to the suppliers. Come by to... read more

The Best Way for IT Support to Fix a Cornell Dell Computer (February 13, 2014)

Cornell technical support providers who aren’t using Cornell’s Dell service technicians for computer repairs covered by Dell warranties are missing a great opportunity. On-campus Dell support staff... read more

Week of Feb 24, New IT Security Video Featured in CornellCast – Plan Ahead (February 13, 2014)

During the week of February 24, 2014 the following video will be featured in the CornellCast Update email, sent to more than 17,000 Cornellians. Data Hygiene, Why You Don’t Want Confidential... read more

Reception Scheduled for Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences (February 10, 2014)

A reception and open house for the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014 in the History of Art Gallery, Goldwin Smith Hall. Hors... read more

Net-Print and Sustainability (February 7, 2014)

The Net-Print team has shared the following information about the service to help provide some context for its role with regard to sustainability. It has always been one of the intents of the... read more

CU Library search experience: Embracing simplicity (February 7, 2014)

How can Cornell University Library enable users to employ a simple search, much like they use in Google, while still allowing them to dive into the library’s vast collection and come out with... read more

Faculty Use of Panopto Lecture Capture (February 7, 2014)

Panopto is no-cost software that lets you record lectures at your desk or in classrooms with a webcam. It’s integrated with Blackboard, so faculty can access all their course materials in one place,... read more

Upcoming Cornell MOOC–Wiretaps to Big Data: Privacy and Surveillance in the Age of Interconnection (February 7, 2014)

Starting March 2, Stephen Wicker, Cornell professor of electrical and computer engineering, will lead the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Wiretaps to Big Data: Privacy and Surveillance in... read more

New Layouts Make Academic Technologies Websites Easier to Navigate (February 7, 2014)

The new main site for Academic Technologies ( is designed with the faculty member in mind. This site is organized by course-related activities such as “In the Classroom”,... read more

Click for IT Strategic Plan Initiative Updates (February 4, 2014)

There’s a new way to find out what’s happening with IT Strategic Plan initiatives. Click on Progress on Strategic IT Initiatives to quickly view the number of active initiatives across IT@Cornell, or... read more

February IT Security SIG Wednesday, 2/5 (February 3, 2014)

February IT Security SIG Wednesday, 2/5/2014 10:30-noon Weill Hall Room 224 (Please note the room change.) Agenda ITSO Updates Review of Alerts SafeDNS Security Awareness Update Worst passwords for... read more

Relativity and Astrophysics Cornell MOOC launches February 3 (January 30, 2014)

Cornell’s “Relativity and Astrophysics” MOOC, taught by Professor David Chernoff, is launching February 3. Academic Technologies, eCornell, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and... read more

New Longview budget tool in February (January 29, 2014)

In early February, the Division of Budget and Planning will begin rolling out a new Budget Management Tool (BMT) — Longview. This service will be used by the approximately 350 individuals campus-wide... read more

The Future of Campus Collaboration Tools, Including Confluence and SourceForge (January 24, 2014)

Over the past two years, new services have been offered that support collaboration on campus, including Cornell Box, successfully adopted by many faculty, students, and staff for their group... read more

Pre-September 2013 Individual IT Service Billing Statements Available By Request (January 24, 2014)

As previously announced, pre-September 2013 individual IT Service statements may now be obtained by making a request to the IT Service Desk. (Individual statements since September 2013 are available... read more

Using Cornell IT with assistive technology, Does it make the grade? (January 22, 2014)

IT@Cornell staff members are invited to “Using Cornell IT with assistive technology, Does it make the grade?” Date: January 31, 2014 Time: 10-11am Location: G10 BioTech The program... read more

Upcoming PASSHE Virtual Conference on Teaching and Learning (January 22, 2014)

Academic Technologies invites you to attend “Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment: the PASSHE Virtual Conference.” The conference will encompass sixty one-hour sessions... read more

June 2014 – myCornell being retired

June 2014 – myCornell being retired (January 22, 2014)

Content will start moving to other websites at the end of January. read more in IT@Cornell News

Software Developers SIG Jan. 27 (January 21, 2014)

The next Software Developers Special Interest Group (SD-SIG) meeting is scheduled for January 27th, from 2– 3pm in Mann Library Conference Room 102. Our topic will be secure web application... read more

Educational Technology Day, March 27 (January 21, 2014)

Educational Technology Day 2014 at Ithaca College Thursday, March 27, 9am-4pm Free admission Please join us for our twenty-fourth annual Educational Technology Day at Ithaca... read more

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