Campus Network Outage, Saturday, May 31 6am-noon

Campus Technology Services will be upgrading the network equipment that connects our campus to the Internet on Saturday, May 31, 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 you have further questions, please contact the Help Desk at 315.312.3456 or help@oswego.edu.

Tech Tip: How to Create PDF files for free

On a PC

On a Mac, press File / Print and select the PDF button near the bottom of the window.  Next, select Save As PDF.   This video from Lynda.com shows you how: http://www.lynda.com/Office-Mac-tutorials/Printing-PDF/73560/75853-4.html?org=oswego.edu

For assistance installing or using CutePDF, please contact the CTS Help Desk at x3456 or email help@oswego.edu.


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.html315-312-3456help@oswego.edu.

Campus Network Outage, Saturday May 31, 6am-noon

Campus Technology Services has planned an upgrade of network equipment that connects our campus to the Internet on Saturday, May 31, 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.

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Network Outage Delayed

The arrival of equipment needed for the network outage scheduled for Saturday, March 22 continues to be delayed. The outage will be rescheduled on a date to be determined. CTS will send further communications once a future date has been established.

As a reminder, this upgrade is needed in order to provision additional Internet bandwidth for SUNY Oswego. It will also position SUNY Oswego to increase Internet network services more rapidly in the future to support the growth needs of academic and residential clients.

We apologize this could not have been completed during Spring Break, however we look forward to completing it as soon as possible at a time that has the least impact for the campus.

For more information, please call the CTS Help Desk, 315.312.3456 or email to help@oswego.edu.

Campus Technology Services

Network Outage Postponed to Saturday, 3/22, 6am-noon

CTS originally scheduled a campus network outage for Sunday, March 16 to upgrade network equipment that connects our campus to the Internet. This has been postponed due to delays in the arrival of equipment to campus.

The upgrade will now be scheduled on the fallback date of Saturday, March 22 from 6am – noon.   A new fallback date has not been determined should the equipment continue to be delayed or there are issues with the installation.

As a reminder, 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% additional 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.

For more information, please call the CTS Help Desk, 315.312.3456 or email to help@oswego.edu.
Campus Technology Services

Tech Tip: Don’t miss the CTS Updates

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.html315-312-3456help@oswego.edu.

Campus Network Outage, Sunday, March 16, 6am-noon

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.

Tech Tip: SUNY Oswego Email Official Means of Communication

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, help@oswego.edu.

February Letter from the CTO

Welcome back to the Spring semester. As we are only in early February, “Spring” semester seems to be a misnomer, but I am sure that warmer weather is not far away.

Winter break allowed CTS to accomplish quite a few items to prepare for the start of school. Here are a few highlights:

  • Park Hall was completed and opened for classes on January 27. Ten new Advanced Technology Classrooms and wireless access throughout the building were added, along with some technically advanced meeting and conference rooms.
  • Hewitt Union was updated with new technology in three classrooms and also had extensive wireless network access added. Faculty from C&I moved into the building in preparation for construction in Wilber tower. In total, 36 wireless access points were added to the classroom and office areas on the first and second floor.
  • Wireless upgrades were made to Johnson and Funnelle in known dead areas. Additionally, two wireless access points were added to Lake Effects Cafe in Penfield Library to handle the large amount of technology use in this area.
  • Winter breakout was a success with record attendance. Many of the participants participated virtually, with the campus’s Panopto lecture capture application, helping people who could not be on campus still reap the benefits of the presentations.

One other highlight was the announcement of the TIP grant awards at the December CTAB meeting. Four awards were made from ten applicants – the full story is available on the CTAB Tip Grant page. One of the awards was for all campus members – faculty, staff and students – to have access to Lynda.com. The grant application was the first ever to come from a faculty member from all four colleges and Penfield Library. Lynda.com will replace the campuses former app, Skillport. Lynda.com has tremendous potential for advancing the technical skills of everyone on campus. Over 500 people on campus had logged in to the system by early February. More information on Oswego State’s implimentation of Lynda.com is available at http://www.oswego.edu/lynda.

Lynda.com will be highlighted at the CTAB meeting on Thursday, February 13 in the Campus Center Room 114 at 8:00 am. Attendance is open to all campus members, so please feel free to join us.

Stay warm….

Sean Moriarty
Chief Technology Officer,  Campus Technology Services