CTS has made it easier for guests of the College to use the WiFi network while visiting campus.
This semester, individual guests of the College can now register for WiFi access with their campus departmental sponsor. The sponsor can then create a username and password to be used on the “Oswego-Guest” wireless network. It is recommended that guests do not use this network for sensitive transactions as it is an insecure network intended to provide primary access to web-based Internet resources.
CTS will provide this as an interim solution while we continue to improve WiFi access for all faculty, staff, students and guests. This includes capacity planning to introduce WiFi in all academic and residential spaces as well as improving ease of use, while still securing campus resources.
For those faculty and staff wishing to sponsor a guest, please see the Guest Wifi Registration instructions.
For any questions, please contact the Help Desk at x3456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The interface change that was applied to myOswego yesterday, Wednesday, 11/13 did not totally resolve the registration problems we have been experiencing under heavy load.
CTS has been working with Ellucian, the company that makes the myOswego product. We have a high priority support case opened and will continue collaborating with them until the issue is totally resolved.
Stay tuned as we may need to set aside some time to make further changes.
Over the past week, myOswego has had problems servicing student course registrations causing the system to be slow or unresponsive. We have reason to believe that the new tabbed user interface applied several weeks ago might be the root of the problem. This occurs under heavy registration load.
To rectify the problem, we are going to revert back to the old user interface. This will be done at 5am, Wednesday, 11/13.
We will continue to post updates to our Facebook and Twitter pages at www.facebook.com/sunyoswegocts and twitter.com/sunyoswegocts.
We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. If you have further questions, please contact the Help Desk at 315.312.3456 or email@example.com.
Google recently announced the launch of the new Google bar and is rolling it into LakerApps starting 10/31.
According to Google’s notice, this change “is designed to be simpler and more consistent with Android and Chrome OS.”
For LakerApps users, the black bar across the top of the page with links to Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Sites, etc. has been replaced by a grid icon located next to your email address in the top right of the page. It looks similar to the following.
Indeed, it appears that there will now be at least two clicks to get to other apps – one to open the grid icon, a second to launch one of the core apps.
In some changes that Google makes, they allow a period of time for users to opt-out of it until Google decides to make it permanent. There doesn’t appear to be an opt-out option for the new Google bar. This one is here to stay.
For more info: http://insidesearch.blogspot.com/2013/09/updating-google-bar-many-products.html and http://whatsnew.googleapps.com/.
Tell us what you think of the new bar in the comments!
Yesterday afternoon, Apple released Mac OS X Mavericks, a free upgrade available via the Apple Store.
Often, it takes some time for 3rd party developers to make their products fully compatible with new OS releases. Early Mavericks adopters at numerous universities have discovered the Cisco NAC Agent is not yet compatible.
If you have not yet upgraded to Mavericks, please refrain from doing so at this time. If you have already upgraded, you will be unable to authenticate via the Cisco NAC Agent, and should contact the Help Desk for assistance.
Our network technicians have submitted a bug report to Cisco and are awaiting a response. When we receive more information, we will post announcements to our Facebook and Twitter feeds at http://facebook.com/sunyoswegocts and http://twitter.com/sunyoswegocts.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.