CTS continually updates and upgrades the operating system and software on campus computers to ensure both security and functionality. Much of this work is automatically delivered to college-owned faculty/staff computers each Wednesday morning – otherwise known as “Patch Wednesdays”.
If your computer is not turned on and connected to the network when the updates are delivered, don’t worry. Your computer will be updated the next time it connects to the campus network. Laptops will receive the updates once they are back on campus and connected to the network.
For more information, see: http://www.oswego.edu/cts/updates/service_updates.html
Tech Tips are a collaboration of Campus Technology Services and the Campus Technology Advisory Board. Computer assistance is always available from the CTS Help Desk,http://www.oswego.edu/cts/help.html, 315-312-3456, email@example.com.
Campus Technology Services has tentatively planned an upgrade of network equipment that connects our campus to the Internet on Sunday, March 16, 6am-noon. During this timeframe:
all connections originating from on-campus to the Internet will be unavailable
all connections originating from the Internet to any campus network service will be unavailable
any service requiring a SUNY Oswego login will be unavailable.
This upgrade is needed in order to provision additional Internet bandwidth for SUNY Oswego. When the upgrade is completed, there will be 25% more Internet bandwidth than what we currently have.
In addition, this upgrade will position SUNY Oswego to increase Internet network services more rapidly in the future to support the growth needs of academic and residential clients.
If needed, an alternate date of Saturday, March 22nd from 6am -noon will be utilized.
This would be a great time to remind everyone that campus email is an official mechanism of communication for the College – http://www.oswego.edu/cts/policies/email.html. Students will receive important information via email, including information on registration, class cancellations, library notices, and scholarship information. Students, faculty and staff are expected to read their oswego.edu email.
Students may wish to “Forward” their oswego.edu email to another email account. This will allow students to receive their campus email through the email account of their choice.
How to Forward campus email to another email account can be found at: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/10957?hl=en
Tech Tips are a collaboration of Campus Technology Services and the Campus Technology Advisory Board. Computer assistance is always available from
the CTS Help Desk, http://www.oswego.edu/cts/help.html, 315-312-3456, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CTS will be offering technical workshops covering a range of topics listed below. Workshops start next week and are freely available to faculty, staff and students. More information and registration is available from:
–LakerApps Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Sites, Submission Forms
–Introductory and Advanced Offerings of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
–General Computer Use and Maintenance
–Windows and Apple Operating Systems
–Web conferencing with Blackboard Collaborate
Hope to see you at one of our offerings!
Campus Technology Services will be applying system updates and performing routine maintenance to our campus servers on Sunday, February 9, 2014. This work will begin at 7:00 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 10:00 a.m.
The following services will be unavailable during this maintenance period:
- The SUNY Oswego web site
- Editing of personal web pages that are not hosted via LakerApps
- FTP access to Rocky