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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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

OBIEE Answers Three-Day Training March 7-9 (February 19, 2016)

CIT and Maverick Solutions are offering a three-day training for the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, better known as OBIEE Answers. This class is for staff who use Hyperion/Brio to... read more

Tax Fraud Alerts (February 17, 2016)

This time of year there are many tax-related scams consumers should be on the look out for. Please be wary of any telephone and email messages from the IRS, especially those demanding immediate... read more

Salesforce Higher Ed Summit March 30-April 1 (February 11, 2016)

A number of IT@Cornell staff are attending the Salesforce Higher Ed Summit, March 30 - April 1 in New Orleans. They will be joining representatives from between two and three hundred other schools to... read more

Changes coming to Two-Step Login (February 11, 2016)

Cornell’s Two-Step Login service is getting a new look on February 14. Users will see new versions of the authentication prompt and the screens they use to manage their Two-Step Login devices. The... read more

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